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Punjab govt to take water sample from villages for analysis

In a bid to check the quality of drinking water, the Punjab government has decided to take water sample from all the villages for analysis within next three months and take appropriate steps to ensure supply of safe drinking water.

punjab Updated: Jul 04, 2012 17:54 IST

In a bid to check the quality of drinking water, the Punjab government has decided to take water sample from all the villages for analysis within next three months and take appropriate steps to ensure supply of safe drinking water.


Chief minister, Parkash Singh Badal, said on Wednesday, while interacting to the media persons during the martyrdom day of first martyr of the national freedom struggle Baba Maharaj Singh at a state level function.

He said, "the state government was committed to provide clean water for which the government has taken a cautious decision to undertake the quality analysis of the drinking water through taking out its samples from the villages across the state".

He said the underground water in most parts of the state was saline for which even the team of Planning Commission led by Mr Mihir Shah also expressed their concern in this regard.

The team observed if the saline water moved in others parts of the state it could pose an acute problem. The team also apprehended that the salinity content in the underground water could also severely jeopardize the chances of bumper food production thereby economically affecting the peasantry enormously.