Ludhiana District

  • Punjab, riding high on pesticides Pesticide use continues to be very high in agriculture in India, where estimated annual production losses due to pests amount to approximately US$ 42.66 million per year. Pesticides are chemical compounds that kill pests such as insects, rodents, fungi an...
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  • I get water supply from municipal corporation in Ludhiana which is untreated groundwater. The TDS is 275. I use a purifier that has sediment, carbon, RO, UV and UF filter. I want to remove RO filter because the TDS after purification is about 35 and the water becomes acidic. I think TDS of 275 doesn...
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  • Despite making sanitation a national priority with Swachh Bharat Mission, 50 percent of India defecated in the open till 2014. The goal to make India open defecation free by 2019 seemed ambitious. The government provided funding but it also sought active participation from the corporate sector. Comp...
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  • Water pollution is a serious problem in India with 70 percent of its surface and groundwater resources contaminated by biological, toxic, organic, and inorganic pollutants. As a result, the socio-economic cost of poor water quality is high. Around 1.5 million children under five years die each year ...
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  • Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this ...
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  • Gurdeep Bains is busy dealing with two sets of contractors who have arrived to net his fish. He had to refuse a third. “This is the scenario when the market is supposedly down as people tend to avoid non-vegetarian food during saavan, one of the holiest months in the traditional Hindu calendar. Yo...
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  • Sardar Sarovar dam height to be raised by 17m The Central Water Resources Ministry has allowed the Gujarat Government to increase the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 metres. This will lead to the submergence of 245 tribal villages displacing over 250,000 people across Madhya Prades...
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  • Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100The International Panel on Climate Change says this may hit India’s food security system andalso bring changes in the monsoon pattern. Famine, water shortage and regional conflicts are also expected in South Asia, especially IndiaWater in Ludhian...
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  • Kejriwal frees water in DelhiPromises to supply 20 kilolitres of free water per month to each household in Delhi but with a 10% hike in tariff for those consuming over 20 kilolitres water. However, CAG reports that raw water available in the capital not enough to meet potable water de...
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  • Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater levelThe villagers of Mehdiganj, 20 kms from Varanasi, had been struggling to have the Coca Cola plant shifted from the village for a long time as the groundwater in the area had fallen by about 26 feet since it began its bottling operations in 1999. &...
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  • MoEF bans clearance in eight industrial areasEnvironment ministry to not grant any further clearance to new projects in eight critically polluted industrial areas of the country, owing to the alarmingly rising levels of pollution in these clusters.Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and UP are hunger...
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  • The level of nitrate in drinking water was tested from groundwater artesian wells located within farms and surrounded by crops (mostly rice and wheat rotations).Nitrate pollution in groundwater is associated with nitrogen loads in the environment. In urban areas, it is associated with sewage and in ...
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  • Following the invitation of Member of Parliament (Ludhiana) Mr. Manish Tewari, the Hon’ble Minister for Environment and Forests Mr. Jairam Ramesh along with officials of the Ministry of Environment and Forests including the Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board, visited the site of the B...
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  • Organizer: Crop Improvement Society of IndiaVenue: LudhianaTopic: Agriculture: Abettor and suffererMitigation strategies – Policy and Management interventionsAdaptation strategies: Genetic options/interventionsClimate change and biodiversity: Extinction and new emergenceDescription:The conference ...
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  • From Ludhiana: Bassi Pathana Town - Fathegar sagar district:A Community meeting was held in Valmiki Mohalla. It was attended by local eminent persons from the community, Mr. Sardar Sukhdev Singh Jamagal - rtrd Additional Judge, Mr. Kaval Jit Singh Mattu, Advocate, Mr. Dholak Ram - and President,&nbs...
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  • I live in Ludhiana. I am planning to buy a new water filter/purifier. We currently have a UV based water purifier that is no longer effective. I have received suggestions to use RO. I have also heard about "Membrane Technology" for water purification. Is this suitable for water purification in a dom...
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Excessive and unregulated pesticide use has not only poisoned the soil, water and environment in villages in Punjab’s Malwa region – it has also increased health risks for the people.

Punjab, riding high on pesticides

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I get water supply from municipal corporation in Ludhiana which is untreated groundwater. The TDS is 275. I use a purifier that has sediment, carbon, RO, UV and UF filter. I want to remove RO filter because the TDS after purification is about 35 and the water becomes acidic. I think TDS of 275 doesn't require RO filter, but I'm concerned about Arsenic and Uranium in water supply. Although I haven't got it tested. Should I remove RO or leave it there?

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While Swachh Bharat Mission is focused on improving sanitation in the country, an ODF India remains a distant dream. Can corporate contribution ease the sanitation challenges India faces?

Despite making sanitation a national priority with Swachh Bharat Mission, 50 percent of India defecated in the open till 2014. The goal to make India open defecation free by 2019 seemed ambitious. The government provided funding but it also sought active participation from the corporate sector. Companies were compelled to loosen their purse strings as Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 made corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandatory.

CSR platform for WASH in Maharashtra

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A study finds poor water quality behind high incidence of waterborne diseases among households in Ludhiana. The poor suffer the most from it.

Water pollution is a serious problem in India with 70 percent of its surface and groundwater resources contaminated by biological, toxic, organic, and inorganic pollutants. As a result, the socio-economic cost of poor water quality is high.

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An analysis of Census 2011 data confirms many known facts--the urban beats the rural when it comes to treated tap water supply, access to water testing labs and much more.

Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this hasn't helped bridge the gap.

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Punjab has the country's highest yield from freshwater fish farming but can it sustain the momentum and kickstart a 'Blue Revolution'?

Gurdeep Bains is busy dealing with two sets of contractors who have arrived to net his fish. He had to refuse a third. “This is the scenario when the market is supposedly down as people tend to avoid non-vegetarian food during saavan, one of the holiest months in the traditional Hindu calendar. You can imagine the demand otherwise,” he says matter of factly.

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Sardar Sarovar dam height to be raised by 17m

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Himalayan glaciers could lose two-third mass by 2100

Kejriwal frees water in Delhi

Policy matters this week: Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater level, Haryana plans water misuse bill and Punjab makes water recycling compulsory for water consuming industries.

Coca Cola plant in Mehdiganj lowers groundwater level

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