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A farmer burns straw stubble in a field after the paddy crop harvest.(HT Photo)

2 Mohali farmers pay up stubble burning season’s first fines of Rs 5,000

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:38 PM IST
Both fined Rs 2,500 each, red entries made in their land records, making them ineligible for any government facility or loan from any bank or institution
Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu (second from right) and mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu next to him at the carcass disposal site.(HT Photo)
Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu (second from right) and mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu next to him at the carcass disposal site.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana to get carcass disposal plant by Dec: Minister Ashu

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 10:42 PM IST
Ashu, who visited the plant site at the Noorpur Bet area on Monday with mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, said it would ensure utilisation of animal carcasses in an effective pollution free environment
The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)
The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana dyeing unit faces action after STP found non-functional

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Fine of 20 lakh earlier imposed on owner when the National Green Tribunal’s monitoring committee had visited the unit and found its sewage treatment plant not working
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PPCB fines Zirakpur builder Rs 84 lakh for environmental violations

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 09:05 PM IST
The violations include non renewal of no objection certificate (NOC) related to pollution and disposal of septic tank waste, PPCB has said, asking for the fine to be deposited within 15 days
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EMISSION NORMS Jakhar blasts PPCB for pleading pvt thermal power plants’ case

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:13 PM IST

NGT panel slaps 4-crore fine on 15 industrial units

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Directs pollution control bodies of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and Chandigarh to increase frequency of inspections in industries
PPCB member secretary Krunesh Garg (second from right) and other PPCB officials at the Tejpur road common effluent treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
PPCB member secretary Krunesh Garg (second from right) and other PPCB officials at the Tejpur road common effluent treatment plant in Ludhiana on Friday.(GURPREET SINGH/HT)
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NGT panel slaps 1-crore fine on four Ludhiana units

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Over 24 lakh metric tonnes of garbage has accumulated at the main dump site on the Tejpur Road in Ludhiana and fire incidents are common at the site.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Over 24 lakh metric tonnes of garbage has accumulated at the main dump site on the Tejpur Road in Ludhiana and fire incidents are common at the site.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Solid waste management: PPCB asks firm for 9 lakh bank guarantee

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Earlier in June, an inquiry was initiated by the PPCB after regular fire incidents were reported at the main dump site of the MC resulting in pollution
The project was conceived to facilitate scientific disposal of hazardous waste generated at the Dera Bassi Focal Point, an industrial hub. The treated water was to be used for irrigation in nearby villages.(HT FILE)
The project was conceived to facilitate scientific disposal of hazardous waste generated at the Dera Bassi Focal Point, an industrial hub. The treated water was to be used for irrigation in nearby villages.(HT FILE)

Dera Bassi common effluent treatment plant project hits dead end

Hillary Victor, Dera Bassi | By Hillary Victor, Dera Bassi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 12:59 AM IST
Punjab Pollution Control Board executive engineer Ashok Sharma confirmed the project has been shelved.
FIRs have failed to prove a deterrent against stubble burning across Mohali district(FILE PHOTO)
FIRs have failed to prove a deterrent against stubble burning across Mohali district(FILE PHOTO)

Stubble burning: Only one farmer convicted in 3 years in Mohali dist

By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2019 01:16 AM IST
This year 206 cases were reported across the district, of which 190 were verified but administration has filed only 19 FIRs so far
Biomedical waste recovered during a raid at Makhan Majra village in Chandigarh. The waste was found in bags with markings of Mohali-based Ivy Hospital. Other bags had barcodes registered in Haryana.(HT PHOTO)
Biomedical waste recovered during a raid at Makhan Majra village in Chandigarh. The waste was found in bags with markings of Mohali-based Ivy Hospital. Other bags had barcodes registered in Haryana.(HT PHOTO)

CPCC seizes 1,100 kg biomed waste from Chandigarh scrap dealer

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Biomedical waste is generated during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or for research.
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Staff burn garbage, Dera Bassi MC chief fined 5,000

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2019 01:36 AM IST
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Crackdown on stubble burning: Farmer caught red-handed, fined 7,500 in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 12:44 AM IST
A team led by sub-divisional magistrate Jagdeep Saigal found a farmer, Ajmer Singh, along with his partners, burning stubble in Bathlana village, near Landran
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Contain river pollution effectively or face music: NGT panel to PPCB

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Fixing the next meeting on December 11, the chairperson also directed officials concerned to complete the tasks given to them in a time-bound manner.
Farmer burning paddy stubble on Sangrur Road in Patiala on Wednesday.(ht photo)
Farmer burning paddy stubble on Sangrur Road in Patiala on Wednesday.(ht photo)

State sees season’s highest farm fires in a day, AQI stays ‘poor’

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Mohit Khanna and Vishal Rambani, Ludhiana/patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 11:14 PM IST
With this, the total number of farm fires has reached 19,869 so far
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Day after Diwali, Punjab AQI worsens to ‘very poor’ level

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vishal Rambani, Patiala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Particulate matter (PM) 2.5 and PM10 level in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala was recorded above 500, the highest which is to be recorded.
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State sees 350% rise in stubble burning cases over past week

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Cases increase from 3,400-odd on October 21 to over 15,000 by Monday night; state has seen 19% increase in cases over the corresponding period in 2018
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32 farmers fined in Bathinda, Muktsar for burning stubble

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:33 PM IST
Officials of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) said that about 23 farmers were fined in Muktsar district for setting afire paddy stubble in their fields, while nine farmers of Bathinda district were fined Rs 27, 500 each. In Mansa district, one farmer was asked to pay Rs 5000 as penalty.
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Stubble burning: Fines to start again, says PPCB

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Farmers who burn paddy stubble are liable to be booked under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) of the IPC. The punishment is simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to 200, or with both.
56 sites of stubble burning have been detected in the district so far(HT PHOTO)
56 sites of stubble burning have been detected in the district so far(HT PHOTO)

Now, red entries in revenue records for stubble burning in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 01:03 AM IST
So far, seven challans have been issued in the district by PPCB for stubble burning
The total cost of the Tajpur Road CETP is ₹62.5 crore.(HT Photo)
The total cost of the Tajpur Road CETP is ₹62.5 crore.(HT Photo)

Union govt okays 15 cr for Tajpur Road effluent treatment plant

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Green tribunal had directed dyers’ body to complete the project by March 2020
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STUBBLE BURNING Erring farmers in Moga to lose benefit of subsidies

Hindustan Times, Moga | By HT Correspondent, Moga
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Farmer burning paddy straw at Devigarh village near Patiala on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Farmer burning paddy straw at Devigarh village near Patiala on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Punjab records 45% jump in farm fires

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 11:35 PM IST
As per PPCB data, Punjab reported 630 incidents of stubble burning till Oct 11 this year as compared to 435 last year
Students wearing masks in the school(HT Photo)
Students wearing masks in the school(HT Photo)

Pollution spewing Sangrur unit’s power snapped

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:50 AM IST
A departmental investigation found carbon on walls and air pollution above principles in the area surrounding the industrial unit: Harjit Singh, PPCB executive engineer, Sangrur
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Sirhind waters to help lower Buddha Nullah pollution level

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Punjab Pollution Control Board gives administrative nod to release of 200 cusecs into nullah through the Neelon drain; 5.7-cr project to begin in December
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Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Stop dumping waste in Buddha Nullah or face action: Ludhiana civic body tells dairy owners

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Recently, the PPCB had also filed a petition against the MC, its commissioner, mayor and six others for failure in running the sewer treatment plants properly and adding to Buddha Nullah pollution.
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)

NGT panel slams PPCB for inaction against industrial units dumping waste in Buddha Nullah

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Members of the committee conducted a surprise check here on Friday and collected samples of the waste from eight dyeing and electroplating units
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