Can't clean Buddha Nullah without concrete plan: BJP

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2015 21:47 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) local wing is dissatisfied over the cleaning of Buddha Nullah which has been going on for long. The party has asked the authorities concerned to come up with more concrete plan for the same.

The BJP has also questioned the seriousness of the state government lead by its alliance Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and has asked the authorities concerned that immediate action be taken to clean the drain from industrial effluents and other waste materials so that people of different areas could be saved from series diseases like cancer.

The issue of the Buddha Nullah has remained in the limelight for the past many years as industries and household waste is pumped into the drain through illegal drainages. "The state government has spent money in crores to clean it. There is a need to come up with a concrete strategy,"said BJP's district president Praveen Bansal.

He said there was a need to clean the drain in different phases and it's not possible in a single phase. "Small treatment plants should be set up in the area where the drain meets Sutlej river. The roads along the nullah should be developed and all illegal drainage into it should be snapped,"said Bansal. He said that there was no point in wasting money over the cleaning of the nullah as it "wouldn't work."

BJP councillors' spokesperson Inder Aggarwal said many detailed project reports (DPR) have been prepared to clean the drain and now the efforts appear to be meaningless. "There is no concrete strategy so the public money of public is being wasted on the detailed project reports,"said Aggarwal.

He said Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and municipal corporation should take combined efforts to curb the menace of pollution in the Buddha Nullah.

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