Jalandhar-Kapurthala street blocked for six hrs
Jalandhar, September 14
Farmers and residents of villages within the Kala Sanghian space on Wednesday blocked the Jalandhar-Kapurthala freeway for over six hours in protest in opposition to inaction of the authorities over polluted water flowing into the Kala Sanghian drain.
Holding the protest below the banner of Kala Sanghian Drain Motion Committee from 9 am to three pm, residents alleged that the polluted water was not solely affecting their well being, but additionally their animals and the crops. The residents mentioned the untreated sewer water from town, untreated water from the factories and leather-based factories was falling into the drain and their repeated requests had not yielded any consequence.
Residents of Nahal, Chamiara, Gazipur and Wariana villages led the dharna.
Displaying a pattern of water, Kanwalpreet Singh of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee, mentioned, “Many villagers within the space are affected by most cancers and pores and skin illnesses as a result of they’re compelled to make use of the contaminated water for cooking, cleansing and different home chores. We are able to filter water for ingesting, however not for different functions.”
Iqbal Singh of Wariana village mentioned, “The residents of our village are going through a double bother. Whereas the drain water has already polluted our water, the complete metropolis’s rubbish being dumped right here for the previous 20 years has additional made our lives depressing.”
The residents refused to carry the dharna regardless of a number of makes an attempt by police groups. Lastly, ADC (G) Main Amit Sareen reached the positioning. He took a memorandum from the agitators and guaranteed them that options to their issues have been being labored out. He informed them that the capability of the STP at Basti Peer Daad was being enhanced and it could grow to be operational quickly. At this, the agitators lastly lifted the dharna.