CHANDIGARH JULY 16:The Punjab Government today decided to setup four water treatment plants to fight water pollution in the river Kalibein of great historic and religious importance, as a part of the on-going onslaught against environmental threats in the State. The four water treatment plants would setup in at Bhulath, Begowal, Tanda and Dasuya towns along the banks of the river Kalibein. The entire project would involve a cost of nearly Rs.27 crore.
A decision to this effect was taken here today a meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Mr.Parkash Singh Badal and Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal of Nirmal Kuteya Seechewal in Jalandhar district, who had been actively involved in the cleansing of river Kalibein through Karsewa for past many years and won several accolades both at national as well as international level.
Mr.Badal assured Sant Seechewal that the State Government would extend fulsome support and cooperation to him for this mission. He also informed Sant Seechewal that State Government would allot one motor connection in each village along the banks of river Kalibein to pump out pond water for irrigation and to check its flow into the kalibein. Mr. Badal also called upon other voluntary, social, religious and non government organizations to come forward to tackle the menace of water pollution in the state which had caused an enormous threat to the very existence to the human beings.
Prominent among others, who attended the meeting included Chief Secretary Mr.R.I.Singh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr.D.S.Guru, Coordinator Kalibein Project Mr.P.Ram, Secretary Housing & Urban Development Mr.Arun Goel, MD PIDB Mr.S.S.Sandhu, Executive Director Punjab State Council for Science and Technology Mr.N.S.Tiwana, besides the officers of Irrigation, Local Government and Water Supply and Sanitation Departments. Sant Seechewal was accompanied by Sant Surjit Singh on this occasion.