Punjab to use eco-friendly methods to revive ponds

  • PTI, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 21, 2014 18:21 IST

Punjab Government has identified eco-friendly techniques to rejuvenate 1,829 ponds in 1,333 gram panchayats across the state.

A pilot project was initiated in some villages in Ludhiana district for the cleaning of ponds by successfully using water stabilisation technology, an official spokesman said on Sunday.

He said the government had approved similar technique for cleaning of rivers in the state.The state government will spend about Rs 100 crore on cleaning of village ponds covering 134.86 acres of land.

According to a recent survey conducted by Rural Development and Panchayats department, there are 17,255 ponds in the state that covered approximately 24,405 acres land.

The spokesman said under this programme all the village ponds would not only be rejuvenated but also developed as a green site by planting trees around these ponds besides creating a pollution-free environment to ensure healthy and pleasing surroundings for villagers where they could go for morning walk.

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