Activists to intensify campaign against water pollution
Source: The Tribune, Date: September , 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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