The Punjab government has tied up with the the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to provide Rapid test kits for hepatitis C, which are also beneficial for screening high-risk patients of HIV, particularly drug users. FIND will also establish four Gene Xpert machines at Sangrur, Bathinda, Tarn Taran and...
The Punjab government has open up a global challenge that it will offer $1 million to any university, agency, scientist or a private implement manufacturing firm that can offer a viable solution for pollution-free management of crop stubble in the state. The government is creating a “paddy straw challenge fund”...
The chicken and eggs you eat may give you diseases untreatable by antibiotics, as per a new study that has found presence of high levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in chickens raised for meat and eggs on farms in Punjab. Such drug resistant pathogen are difficult to treat once they infect...
The Municipal corporation in Chandigarh will use GIS-based technology to trace sanitation workers, and prevent them from working elsewhere. There were reports that the employees worked at the residence of government officials, which caused embarrassment to the the corporation. The corporation also decided to provide Medical facilities to safai karamcharis. They...
A group of industrialists from Khanna at their unit are producing pollution-free power from stubble in Chandigarh. Stubble from 15 to 20 villages, which otherwise farmers burn, leading to pollution, is used to run their unit generating power. Rice and wheat stubble bought from 22 to 23 big farmers during...
As the European Union decided to bring down the maximum residue limits (MRL) for Tricyclazole in imported rice shipments to 0.01 parts per million (ppm), Indian Basmati rice exporters are worried. The exporter farmers are caught between the dilemma of of spraying the fungicide to protect the crop, and not...
India will have its first Maize based food park -- a Rs 123.7 crore project -- at Kapurthala district, Punjab. The park developed by Sukhjit Mega Food Park and Infra Limited at village Rehana Jattan is expected to boost job opportunities and environment conservation. Kapurthala, classified as a dark zone district,...
A mobile application to answer the queries on livestock farming has been launched by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The app, ‘Precision of Dairy Farming’, aims at proving information to farmers, and has been developed by the Extension Education Department of the University. It is available...
Ludhiana: A mobile application to answer the queries on livestock farming has been launched by Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The app, ‘Precision of Dairy Farming’, aims at proving information to farmers, and has been developed by the Extension Education Department of the University. It is...

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