Punjab

The Buddy programme

11/1/2018 | Social Issues | Social Problems in India

Lakhs of students from Punjab state schools and colleges are being roped in for the Buddy programme where they will help their classmates and other yo ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

30/12/2017 | Government Policy and programmes | Programmes

The Punjab government has decided to implement the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, under which a financial assistance of Rs 5,000 would be given ...

Gharials reintroduced in Harike sanctuary

27/12/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Biodiversity

The state government has released 10 ‘gharials’ in the Beas river at the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary in Gagrewal village near Raiya. In 2005, the Punjab ...

Punjab govt offers job generation subsidy

27/12/2017 | Economic Affairs | Unemployment

The state government is offering an employment generation subsidy of Rs 30,000 each per year for five years to employees trained and certified by the ...

Ferozepur first district to start e-waste project

20/12/2017 | Governance Issues | Accountability and Tranperancy

Ferozepur has become the first district in the Punjab state to start an “e-waste” management project. The administration has set up collection points ...

Punjab cabinet approves creation of directorate of environment and climate change

20/12/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Governance

In order to effectively check the menace of pollution, including that resulting from stubble burning, the Punjab cabinet has approved the creation of ...

Inefficient power units at Bathinda, Ropar plants to be shut

20/12/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

The Punjab Cabinet has given its go-ahead to the closure of the inefficient power units in Bathinda and Ropar with effect from January 1 without any j ...

Punjab Transparency and Accountability in Delivery of Public Services Ordinance, 2017

20/12/2017 | Governance Issues | Reforms

In a step towards winding up the Right to Service (RTS) Commission, set up by the previous SAD-BJP government, the Cabinet has gave its nod to the Pun ...

Punjab gets India’s maiden innovation support centre

5/12/2017 | Science Affairs | IPR

India’s first Technology & Innovation Support Centre (TISC) has been set up at Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST). It has been se ...

Report on suicide rate in Punjab

3/12/2017 | Social Issues | Agriculture

The state government had commissioned a survey on suicides by farmers and agricultural labourers to Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and ...

Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission

27/11/2017 | Governance Issues | Agriculture

The Punjab council of ministers decided to move the bill to set up 'Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission' in the ongoing three-day Vidhan ...

Draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017

23/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Fiscal system

The Cabinet has approved the introduction of the draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017 allowing the sale of liquor through licensed ven ...

Draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017

23/11/2017 | Economic Affairs | Planning in India

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has unveiled the draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017, underlining the government’s c ...

India State-level Disease Burden study

16/11/2017 | Science Affairs | Health

Punjab has reported the highest burden of ischemic heart diseases in India by emerging on top of the charts in a maiden study of inter-state health st ...

High fluoride, arsenic content in water bodies in Punjab

8/11/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The state government has admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high concentration ...

GI tag for basmati rice controversy

30/10/2017 | Geography | Agriculture

The move to include some districts of Madhya Pradesh in the Geographical Indication (GI) area for basmati could spell doom for the basmati growers in ...

Centre alerts Punjab over declining water table

30/9/2017 | Geography | Water

The Union Government has red-flagged a sharp decline in the groundwater level in Punjab. As per a study conducted in May, 94 per cent of the state has ...

Report on drug abuse in Punjab

10/9/2017 | Social Issues | Health

In Punjab, alcohol and tobacco are the most common intoxicants and not the infamous ‘chitta’ (heroin), as is the popular perception. These are the fin ...

33% rise in hydroelectric plants’ power generation

8/9/2017 | Economic Affairs | Energy

At a time when the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is buying power at high rates from thermal plants, its hydel plants produced 33 per ...

Study harmful effects of RO water: PPCB to varsity

8/9/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

To check the wastage of water in reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers which further puts burden on the sewerage treatment plants in the state, the Pun ...

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