Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has reviewed the restoration of ecology of holy Bein to prevent the discharges of the waste water from 74 villages located across its banks in districts Kapurthala, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur. A decision to this effect was taken by Badal during a high-level meeting with the delegation led by the environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal here at CMR on Sunday evening.During the deliberations in the meeting, the Chief Minister was apprised that as many as 74 villages were identified across the banks, of which 52 were in Kapurthala district, two in Jalandhar and 20 in Hoshiarpur. Out of these villages, ponds have been constructed in 55 villages comprising 42 in Kapurthala district, one in Jalandhar and 12 in Hoshiarpur besides 19 ponds were yet to be constructed out of which 10 were in Kapurthala, one in Jalandhar and eight in Hoshiarpur.
Meanwhile, the Chairman Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) told the Chief Minister that in 10 villages in Kapurthala district all the works starting from connecting of villages discharge to the ponds and its final disposal in the fields for irrigation purposes have been completed in all respects. In 32 villages, the ponds have already been constructed but still some pending works were left for which it was decided to get all the pending works completed on priority by the concerned departments within two months.
It was also informed in the meeting that in the remaining 10 villages where the ponds were yet to be constructed, the major issues related to the non-availability of land for the construction of these ponds.Responding to this issue, the Chief Minister asked the Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala to arrange private or some other land in village Chanchak, Rawaal and its colonies, Dograwala, Lodhi Bhulana, Nanakpura, Talwara, Talwandi Purdal, Mainwa, Kadupur and Todarwal through negotiations so that this gigantic task could be accomplished at the earliest without any further delay.
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