Even after the district administration's directives to root out weed and marijuana from outside the government departments and offices, a few of them seem to be taking the order seriously.
While taking a tour of the city, HT found most of these empty areas covered with weed, and even people secretly rubbing weed to make drugs.
Even the civil hospital, which has a dedicated drug de-addiction centre, is home to around 3-4 feet wild weed around it.
Despite orders from deputy commissioner KS Sangha, the authorities concerned seems little bothered about the unlimited growth of weed around the main hospital building, tuberculosis treatment centre and the mortuary.
Surprisingly, the Bachchat Bhawan, where the DC holds monthly-meeting over the development plans of district with the additional deputy commissioner (ADC), sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), senior superintendent of police (SSP) and other officials, is also surrounded by weed, which can be even seen inside the Bhawan building. The DC's resident road, too, is also the victim of unlimited weed growth.
Though the DC has verbally directed officials to remove weeds from outside the government offices, no one has taken it seriously.
Unfortunately, the roads leading to government officials' houses seem to be giving a tough competition to village areas of Fatehgarh Sahib, which are mostly covered with weed.
Talking to HT, DC Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said, "Written orders will be issued to all government offices soon. We will make sure the orders are implemented properly, and marijuana is rooted out of the district."