Use treated sewage for irrigation

  • | Thursday | 5th August, 2021

Tribune News ServiceAmritsar August 4Despite the acute shortage of surface water farmers are using it for irrigation. Instead of helping farmers the Amritsar Municipal Corporation is allowing the treated water from its Gaunsabad Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) to flow into the Hudiara drain and go waste. Both untreated industrial water and treated water are released into the same drain which flows into Pakistan territory. Daljit Singh Kohli Amritsar Citizen Environment Committee said “It is unfortunate that the treated water is not being used anywhere. There must be provisions in the project to use the treated water and the MC should take appropriate action to use the water.”Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said “We will check the status and ask the Irrigation Department to make a proposal for proper use of the treated water.

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