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Activists to intensify campaign against water pollution

Source: The Tribune, Date: , 2014

Women activists, who filed a petition in the National Green Tribunal, have decided to intensify their campaign against industries based in Jalandhar and Ludhiana, which dump toxic chemical waste in the Sutlej and the Sirhind canal. “Savera”, an NGO, is spearheading the campaign. Recently, the tribunal had told the Centre and the Punjab Government to file detailed replies in a PIL on unchecked pollution of canal water. After organising a dozen meetings in various cities, Hanumangarh Zila Parishad chairperson Shobha Doodi and vice chairperson Shabnam Godara said in Hanumangarh today that the Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Institute had seen a steep rise in the number of patients. They said 8,000 fresh cases had been recorded.

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