Punjab Govt forms Committee to study underground water pollution

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Ludhiana, Nov 3 (UNI) The Punjab government has formed a high level committee comprising of senior doctors of PGI, Chandigarh to conduct a comprehensive survey to identify the areas where the underground water has been reported to be polluted.

While stating this here today Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said the committee would submit the survey report suggesting the measures to be taken to the state government soon.

The underground water in the districts of Bathinda, Mansa and some parts of Ferozepur and Muktsar has been reported to be polluted and harmful for human consumption, which could cause serious ailments.

He said that after receiving the report of the expert committee, the state government would take remedial measures to ensure the supply of clean potable drinking water in these parts of the state.

He further informed that the state government has launched a World Bank sponsored project worth Rs 1,280 crore to execute water supply and sanitation schemes in all parts of the state.

UNI

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