Faridkot: As the Pollution Control Board Punjab and state authorities have failed to stop the movement of the chemically laced industrial waste water into river Sutlej, it has been flowing into Sirhind canal which originates from HariKe headworks in Ferozepur district.
The water of this canal is used to irrigate crops apart from ingesting functions in components of Faridkot, Ferozepur, Muktsar,Abohar and Fazilka apart from some portion of Rajasthan from the place the canal flows by way of.
“The chemically laced industrial water of Ludhiana and Jalandhar is flowing in river Satluj which is taking a toll on the well being of the folks of Malwa belt of Punjab apart from some components of Rajasthan the place this water is used for irrigation and ingesting functions. Not solely human beings, additionally it is affecting the animals too. The polluted water is a essential trigger of afflicting the folks with most cancers and plenty of different ailments,” alleged Gurpreet Singh Chandbaja, convener of Naroa Punjab Manch and President of Bhai Kanhaiya Cancer Roko Sewa Society Faridkot.
Gurpreet stated that their group had introduced the downside to the discover of Punjab Pollution management board, National Green Tribunal, and Central water assets minister by assembly the involved officalas, however to this point no concrete steps had been taken.
“They had assured us two years again that the downside can be solved by March 2021 as the STP can be arrange and made practical. But these initiatives are getting delayed,” he alleged.
“We demand from the authorities and anxious departments to stop the movement of industrial water of Budha Nalah and sewerage waste water of Shahkot into river Sutlej. It is taking part in a grimy recreation with the public well being as a result of the polluted water is inflicting many lethal ailments in the space the place the folks use this water. If no steps are taken to stop it, we will run a public consciousness marketing campaign amongst the plenty and method all the platforms to have this downside resolved,” stated Kultsar Singh, vice chairman of the Manch.
It is pertinent to point out that when the movement of the river Satluj recedes in March and April or earlier than Monsoon, the presence of the polluted water might be simply observed.
The members of the NPM and BKCR society additionally visited Hake Ke head works to generate consciousness amongst the plenty about this downside.