Punjab's marginalised communities struggle for their right to cultivate common lands
People from the scheduled caste have once protested against big landlords who have taken control of fertile common lands and they are all set to …
Why potato means bad news in Punjab now
A cycle of misery kicked off by demonetisation still haunts farmers as well as cold storage owners
Punjab, a cradle of science popularisation in India
Punjab, which is holding the Indian Science Congress, not only produced some of the brightest scientific minds but also a great science communicator
Crop burning in 2018 lesser than previous year, claims govt
The authorities have come out with figures and attribute the decrease to schemes it started for proper management of paddy stubble
Indo-Pak study reveals extensive arsenic problem in Punjab groundwater
The study found that 23 per cent of the 30,567 wells they covered had arsenic content higher than the prescribed limit
कितनी कारगर नशामुक्ति की युक्ति
पंजाब सरकार के पास न तो नशा छुड़ाने का कोई कारगर इलाज है, न ही नशा मुक्ति केंद्रों में पुनर्वास का इंतजाम
Young entrepreneurs help India curb air and plastic pollution
IIT graduates come up a with a solution to India's crop residue burning problem
Cities across India have started water rationing
The 2019 summer is going to be intensely water scarce as cities find themselves without adequate water sources
Uncertainty over air pollution in Delhi over the weekend
Satellite images from November 9 show intense stubble burning in Punjab; with the wind direction likely to change, it could be a choking weekend …
Why farmers in Punjab and Haryana continue to burn rice stubble?
Every year during October and November, farmers in Punjab and Haryana are blamed for polluting the Delhi air by burning stubble
That time of the year
Although health impacts are shouted about, there is still only “little” more appetite for action
Toxic air engulfs Delhi-NCR, worse yet to come
Western disturbance may reach North India on November 1 with dust from Pakistan and the Thar Desert and if wind speeds remain low, the dust will …
Incessant rainfall continues to batter north India
While Himachal Pradesh and Punjab are the worst hit, Haryana and J&K too get much more than their normal September rainfall
This paper mill in Punjab is causing cancer, loss of vision
Residents allege that the Kuantum pulp and paper mill in Saila Khurd, the only industry in the block for 30 years, is responsible for their …
‘In a world in which wildlife is so threatened, the Indus dolphin is a rare good news story’
Gill Braulik, who has been studying Indus River dolphins in Pakistan for over 15 years, speaks to Down To Earth about the future of the animal in …
Why certain parts of India shone during the recently-concluded Asian Games
Reasons as varied as a strong farming culture. patriarchal tradition and geography influence why sportspersons from Haryana, Punjab and India's …
80% groundwater in Punjab's Malwa unfit for drinking
Much of the groundwater in Malwa, Punjab has chemicals exceeding permissible limits, putting children at risk of a blood disorder
Health in news on May 11
Punjab bans sale of toxic pesticides; CSE urges similar necessary action by the Centre
Calls for Central government to follow suit in the interest of public health
Can gasification be the solution to crop burning?
Biomass gasification can not only prevent air pollution from burning crop residues, but also increase farmers’ income and manage municipal …
Health of India’s states: What the latest health report means
Although non-communicable diseases now contribute more to India’s disease burden than communicable diseases, it does not mean that …
Will centralised waste disposal work for Punjab?
Safe waste disposal is a big challenge for the national sanitation overdrive. Punjab has been experimenting with centralised systems to tackle …
फिर बजी खतरे की घंटी
पोल्ट्री फार्मों में एंटीबायोटिक का इस्तेमाल न केवल मुर्गियों को बीमारियों से बचाने बल्कि वजन बढ़ाने के लिए भी किया जाता है। इससे एंटीबायोटिक ...
Who will salvage Punjab from pesticides, drugs and cancer?
The success story of Green Revolution turned into a harrowing reality with land and water contamination showing a trickle-down effect on economy …
`Indian cuisine is rediscovering itself'
Ethnic Indian food is reinventing itself, says Colleen Taylor Sen, considered to be one of the leading historians on Indian and South Asian food. …