Punjab

‘Punjab State Farmers’ Policy’ draft

6/6/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Punjab State Farmers’ and Farm Workers’ Commission wants free electricity to big farmers to go and power subsidy rationalised to reduce the unsust ...

Mission Tandarust Punjab

6/6/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Tandarust Punjab is the flagship program of the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government which had been rolled out in whole of the Punjab for ens ...

The Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2018

6/6/2018 | Governance Issues | bill

• The Congress government is all set to bring in “The Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2018”, which aims at providing services to people within a stipulated ...

Punjab pioneer state to successfully implement ‘Vahan 4.0’ & ‘Sarthi 4.0’ software

31/5/2018 | Geography | Transport

In a major leap towards providing citizen centric services to the people of Punjab, the Transport Department has completed second phase of the project ...

Punjab state in troubled waters

21/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The quality of riverwaters in the state has only deteriorated with the passage of time. Such is the situation that not even a single river falls in Ca ...

Survey to rehabilitate manual scavengers

16/5/2018 | Social Issues | Caste system

The state began a national survey to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers who are still engaged in servicing insanitary latrines, following dir ...

Punjab State red-flags Modicare

15/5/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Punjab became the first state in the country to red-flag various provisions of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) when it refused to sign a ...

Kheti Kosh

11/5/2018 | Economic Affairs | Agriculture

The Punjab government has initiated the process for customisation of the Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) scheme and set up ‘Kheti Kosh’ to receive ...

First organised census for Indus dolphins

10/5/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Wildlife

For the conservation of Indus dolphins – one of the world’s rarest mammals – the Punjab government along with WWF-India conducted the first organised ...

Measures to check dengue spread in Punjab

27/4/2018 | Social Issues | Health

In a major policy decision taken by the Health Department facility of free dengue testing has been extended in 33 centres across the state. Earlier fr ...

30 ‘swachh’ towns in Punjab make it to top 100

26/4/2018 | Social Issues | Sanitation

More than 30 towns and cities in Punjab have made it to the top 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country in the latest ranking of the ‘Swachh Sarv ...

Punjab among top 4 states failing air quality standards

25/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

Stuggling to contain stubble-burning, Punjab features among the top four states with maximum cities that have failed to meet the national air quality ...

PAIS (Punjab AI System)

6/4/2018 | Science Affairs | Electronics

PAIS (Punjab AI System) is an advanced artificial intelligence technology that can register, identify and anticipate criminal activity. With specializ ...

Punjab, Haryana unable to reap benefits of GI

1/4/2018 | Economic Affairs | External Sector

Punjab and Haryana boast of many locally produced unique goods by artisans. However, both the states are unable to reap the benefits due to low awaren ...

Punjab Culture Commission

1/4/2018 | Culture of India | Institutions

To check vulgarity and content that promotes violence and drugs in Punjabi songs, the government has announced to set up the Punjab Culture Commission ...

Punjab Social Security Bill, 2018

29/3/2018 | Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups

With the Punjab Vidhan Sabha passing the Punjab Social Security Bill, 2018, and the Punjab State Development Tax Bill, 2018, the Capt Amarinder Singh- ...

Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules 2018

25/3/2018 | Geography | Urbanisation

The Punjab Cabinet has approved easing of building rules to give boost to construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and developm ...

PUNJAB BUDGET 2018-19

25/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Budget 2018 -19

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal presented the state budget in the assembly. Shunning populism after 15 years, the Punjab Government has come up ...

The Transfer Policy 2018

8/3/2018 | Governance Issues | Civil services

Aiming to usher in greater transparency, the Punjab cabinet has cleared a transfer policy for teaching staff in government schools that will be implem ...

Affordable housing policy, 2018

8/3/2018 | Economic Affairs | Infrastructure

The Punjab Cabinet paved the way for the notification of the Affordable Colony Policy - 2018 to facilitate affordable housing for lower income groups, ...

Tarn Taran district makes it special for girl child

28/2/2018 | Social Issues | Gender issues

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will honour the Tarn Taran district administration on March 8 for its efforts under the Beti Bachao ...

NGT directs northern states to formulate policy to stop stubble burning

21/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi and four northern states to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructur ...

HC notice to Punjab on Greyhound dog races

21/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Animal Rights

Taking cognizance of a plea seeking directions to allow greyhound dog races in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana high court issued notice to the Union mi ...

Health index: Punjab 2nd best

10/2/2018 | Social Issues | Health

Healthy States Progressive India, a new NITI Aayog and Health Ministry document, has ranked states on their health status between 2014-2015 and 2015-2 ...

Punjab state groundwater most contaminated

7/2/2018 | Environment and Ecology | Pollution

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 cabinet approves creation of directorate of environment and climate change

20/12/2017 | Environment and Ecology | Environmental Legislations

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

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 | Social Problems in India

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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