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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann, Union minister Shekhawat discuss contaminated water issue

By Shefali Kohli -- July 26, 2022 7:31 pm -- Updated:July 26, 2022 7:31 pm

New Delhi [India], July 26: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwat Mann met Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to discuss the issue of contaminated waters in the state.

Earlier also Mann in a tweet informed that he will be meeting the minister in Delhi and will discuss in detail purifying the polluted waters of Punjab.

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Both ministers discussed the issue of pollution due to Buddha Nala, a seasonal water stream, which passes through Ludhiana and addressed the problem of contaminated water entering canals off-taking from Harike Barrage.

A discussion on the implementation of the project of rejuvenation of polluted rivers in Punjab under the National River Conservation Directorate (NRCD).

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While addressing the media, Mann said that, "Punjab's water is highly polluted today. In some areas, Uranium, Arsenic, and Heavy Metals in the water bodies are found. This has resulted in children born handicapped. Holy river Satluj has now turned into a river of Cancer."

"I hope to resolve this issue by collaborating with the centre. To clean our rivers was our electoral mandate and we consider it our responsibility", he further added.

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Earlier, on July 18 Mann launched a campaign to clean rivers and drains of the state. He then revealed that the state government will soon embark on a massive campaign to clean the natural resources in the form of rivers and drains of the state. He had also called upon the people to support the initiative.

-PTC News

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