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RTI activist challenges water sample report of Punjab water and sewerage board

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, November 11, 2013
First Published: 20:22 IST(11/11/2013) | Last Updated: 20:23 IST(11/11/2013)

Challenging the transparency in the working of Punjab water and sewerage board, RTI activist Arvind Sharma has accused the board's (mandal 2) executive engineer of giving wrong information with regard to the status of chlorination of water in blocks D, F, G and H in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar to the civil surgeon's office.

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Sharma had submitted a complaint to the Punjab water and sewerage board and Ludhiana civil surgeon, claiming that residents in SBS Nagar were not getting safe drinking water, hence, increased number of people were down with various water-borne diseases.

Much to the dismay of Sharma, he received a letter on October 23 from the office of the executive engineer, wherein it was stated that water samples of tubewells were taken on October 3 and were found fit for human consumption. The report also said that the residents were being supplied chlorinated water.

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