Chandigarh: UT Administration mulls to revive the depleting water level at Sukhna Lake. During a high level meeting held under Chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator Parimal Rai, the public suggestions were shortlisted to explore the aspects.
Adviser Parimal Rai gave directions to the concerned officers to work upon the possibilities to drawing water from the three public suggestions shortlisted and submit their reports at the earliest. Following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC), Amicus Curie advocate Tanu Bedi received the various suggestions from public to revive the depleting water level in Sukhna Lake. The list which exceeds 100 in number was supplied to UT Administration after which the three suggestions were shortlisted. UT may consider the suggestion of drawing water from Patiali Ki Rao, a seasonal rivulet crossing near Sharangpur village, or constructing borewells at the catchment area of Sukhna Lake and also use the tertiary treated water to fill the lake.
The meeting was attended by all the Secretary level officers including Home Secretary, Finance Secretary, Chairman Chandigarh Housing Board, Deputy Commissioner, MC Commissioner, Transport Secretary, Tourism Secretary, Director Environment and other Officers at UT Secretariat on Friday. Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal said, “It was a meeting of Secretary level officers to review the various projects including the issue of revival of depleting water level in Sukhna Lake.”
Santosh Kumar, director Environment cum Chief Conservator of Forests said, “Discussions were made on various suggestions to save depleting water level at Sukhna Lake in the meeting. We are already working upon to treat the tertiary water to feed the lake. High quality machine has also been installed in Sector 28 to treat the tertiary water making is suitable for aquatic life in Sukhna Lake. So far the results are favourable. We have been asked to work upon the suggestions and submit the report.”
The weeds problem was also widely discussed during the meeting for which the UT engineering department is already working to remove the weeds from the lake.
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