PPCB decision to put oxygen in Buddha Nullah impractical
Ludhiana, June 10, 2019: Without the active participation of people and implementing the policies of environment protection by the Government, the deteriorating condition of eco system will be disastrous . Speaking at the Public Function organized yesterday evening by the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ ) Ludhiana to mark the World Environment Day Ranjit Singh said that Satluj Action Plan was outlined and as a follow up of this P Ram Committee was formed. Our organisation had been actively associated with the work under this. That work should be revived to make Buddha nallah clean and green. M S Bhatia-Organising secretary of the Jatha said that decision of the PPCB to put oxygen in the Nullah is impractical. What is needed is that steps be taken to prevent waste being thrown into the Nullah. He said that it is imperative that throwing of solid waste/ refuge should be totally banned and made illegal. Violators should be penalized. He said that whereas the citizens should realize their responsibility, it is the duty of the administration to ensure the implementation of various clauses and to create awareness in the public. A vociferous awareness campaign should be carried out with the help of NGOs who are already working for this cause and the population living around the Buddha Nallah should be involved.
Dr Rajinder Pal Singh Aulukh said that the water level in Punjab is depleting day by day. He cautioned about the global warming.
Mrs.Kusum Lata –Secretary BGVJ gave a talk on water management. She said that the citizens have to be cautious about these situations. Rainwater harvesting should be made mandatory.
Pamphlets with message of environment promotion were distributed in hundreds in collaboration with the Govt. Polytechnic College for Girls. Under the leadership of Er. S P Singh.
Others who addressed and participated in organizing the event include Inderjit Singh Sodhi, Amritpal Singh, Dr Gurpreet Rattan, Gurwant Singh, Sanjeev Malik, Swaroop Singh, Avtar Chibber, Sohan Singh, Ajit Jawadi, Kamal Narual, Kulwant Kaur, Anil Kumar, and Anod Kumar.