Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala): Terming the disposal of polluted sewage water as a major challenge, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced to implement the ‘natural’ and low cost ‘Seechewal Model’ in every village and city of Bihar.
Nitish Kumar thanked environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal for implementing the ‘Seechewal Model’, which was based on inexpensive method of treating the sewage water. “Last year, we started constructing drains and lanes in our state. Though drains were being constructed but disposing off sewage water was a major challenge before us”, he said.
The Bihar CM said that after visiting the ‘Seechewal Model’, he learnt about the technique used to clean the polluted water and use it for agriculture. “I had about this technique of cleaning the sewage water and making it fit for agriculture from Baba Seechewal. But, I was curious to see that how it was functioning, hence I came to visit this place”, he added.
Notably, Nitish Kumar has met Baba Seechewal during the 350th Parkash Purab of Guru Gobind Singh at Patna Sahib, where they exchanged information about saving environment and the low cost effective Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs). The Bihar CM also invited Baba Seechewal for a national level environment seminar to be held at Patna on February 25 and 26.
Accompanied by a team of state government official, Nitish Kumar was here at Seechewal village and Sultanpur Lodhi to see the functioning of Sewerage Treatment Plants set up by Baba Seechewal, which was based on ‘community participation’. “Now, I would send a team of other state government officials to understand the functioning of ‘Seechewal Model’, so that it could be implemented in the state”, he added.
Talking to the media, the Bihar CM said that he was honoured to have visited the historic and religiously important ‘Guru ki Nagri’ Sultanpur Lodhi. “I am glad that from Patna Sahib in Bihar, I have reached Sultanpur Lodhi, where Guru Nanak Dev spent 14 years of his life near the pious Kali Bein rivulet”, he added.
Nitish said that he wanted to visit Punjab in January but then assembly elections were announced, hence I decided to visit later.
Earlier, lauding the cleaning of 160 kilometers long ‘Kali Bein’ rivulet taken up by Baba Seechewal, the Bihar CM said that it was important that the rivers should keep flowing.
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