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Punjab Water Crisis

Ground Water Depletion: Punjab Moving Toward Turning Into Desert

Eastern part of Punjab, the land of five rivers, is moving towards turning into desert. A news report (dated 15 May, 2019) in The Tribune (TT) notes that a draft report of the Central Ground Water Board (North-Western region) has warned that Punjab will be rendered a desert within 25 years if the exploitation of its underground water resources continues at the current rate.

International Study Finds High Level of Arsenic in East and West Punjab Groundwater

An international study has revealed that majority of some 90 million people who live in the East and West Punjab regions in Pakistan and India drink and cook with untreated well water that is contaminated with arsenic.

Punjab: 3 Killed in Ferozepur in Soil Erosion While Repairing Khooi

Punjab is facing severe ground water depletion crisis as the state's river is allocated to non-riparian states like Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana by the Indian state.

Capt. Amarinder Singh Harms Punjab’s Interests by Seeking Intervention of Centre in Ravi Waters: Dr. Dharamvira Gandhi

Dr Dharamvira Gandhi, Member of Indian Parliament from Patiala today termed the demand by Punjab CM Capt. Amrinder Singh for central intervention in Ravi-Beas by waters a ruse to barter Punjab interests.

Punjab CM Wants Centre to Built Dams in Himachal Pradesh to Control Flow of Ravi River Water

A day after the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that he has written a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh to take steps to control the flow of unused water of Ravi river, the later issued a statement today urging the Central Government of India to build dams in Himachal Pradesh for this purpose.

Haryana CM Writes to Punjab CM Asserting Rights Over Ravi Waters

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday said that he has written a letter to the Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh Ravi river's waters.

Punjab Could Turn Into New Sinking Region on the Earth: Warns Geology Expert

During a press conference held at the Press Club in Chandigarh on April 25, 2018 a retired professor of Geology, Dr. Malkiat Singh Saini said that over exploitation of ground water of Punjab has create another crisis for Punjab which threatens the safety of over ground structures.

Advo. R S Bains & Dr. Dharamvira Gandhi Explains New Petition on River Waters Issue

Through their counsel Rajvinder Singh Bains and Loveneet Thakur, the petitioners said the sections 78, 79 and 80 of the Act were violative of articles 162 and 246(3) of the Constitution as “Irrigation and Hydel Power ” are the State Subjects under entry 17 of the State list.

Journalist Sukhdev Singh on Punjab River Water Issue at Press Club Chandigarh [Video]

A petition filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today has challenged the validity of sections 78, 79 and 80 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act (1966) pointing that when interpreted to extend the control of Punjab’s river water to the Centre, the sections violate the provisions of the Indian Constitution itself.

Right to River Waters: Petition Challenges Validity of Section 78, 79, 80 of Punjab Reorganisation Act

A petition filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court today has challenged the validity of sections 78, 79 and 80 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act (1966) pointing that when interpreted to extend the control of Punjab’s river water to the Centre, the sections violate the provisions of the Indian Constitution itself.

CM Amarinder Singh Expresses Confidence that Central Govt. and Supreme Court would amicably solve ‘SYL problem’

Capt. Amarinder Singh said that he was confident that the Supreme Court of India (SCI) and the central government would come to an amicable solution to the "SYL problem", keeping the interests of the water-scarce Punjab in mind.

MLA’s From Opposition AAP & LIP Hold Protest, Asks Punjab Govt To Levy Royalty On Water

The Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA's) from Punjab unit of Aam Adami Party (AAP) and Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) today hold a peaceful protest

Union Govt Issues Red Alert To Punjab Over Consistent Decline In Water Table

As per the media reports the Union Government has here on Thursday red flagged  a sharp decline in the groundwater level in Punjab.

Loot on Punjab River Water by Indian State: Role of Political Class & Judiciary (Sr. Journalist Sukhdev Singh)

A seminar was organised by Punjab Front and Radical People's Forum to discuss the issue of loot of Punjab river water and Punjab water crisis.

Bains Brothers Calls For All Parties Unity Against Punjab’s River Water Loot

Lok Insaaf Party's  (LIP) legislature from Ludhiana's Atam Nagar constituency Simranjit Singh Bains on Thursday said that various parties should come together

Loot of Punjab River Water: Speech of Journalist Gurpreet Singh Mandiani during Seminar at Patiala

Punjab Front and Radical People's Forum organised a Seminar in Patiala on May 28, 2017 to discuss the issue of loot of Punjab river water and Punjab water crisis.

Punjab Govt’s Statement on SYL Canal and other issues after Inter-State meet

The Home Minister’s plea came after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, hosting the 28th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council (NZC) here, pushed

New Punjab AG to reiterate previous stand of ‘changed circumstances’ on SYL Canal Issue

Congress regime appointed new Punjab Advocate-General Atul Nanda has announced to reiterate previous stand of Punjab government on Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.

SYL Issue: SCI Opinion in Presidential Reference not binding, pleads Punjab Govt.

Punjab government yesterday pleaded in the Supreme Court of India that the opinion of the Supreme Court on the Presidential Reference regarding the Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Act, 2004 was not binding upon either on the President of India or the parties to the dispute.

Indian Supreme Court says SYL Canal Has to be Built; Water Issue could be Sorted Later

Sticking to its earlier stand to not to take into consideration some basic issued related to allocation of Punjab's river water to non-riparian states, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday (Feb. 22) passed a comment that (controversial) Satluj-Yamina Link (SYL) canal has to be built.

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