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Raje raises Polluted water issue with Punjab

by RajasthanDirect
Feb 20, 2015

In the launching programme of soil health card scheme, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje raised the issue of polluted water coming in Indira Gandhi Canal in the state and urged her Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal to look into the issue, here on Thursday.

Raje said that polluted water flowing into the desert state of Rajasthan has made matters worse for the residents and people were getting diseases like cancer from the canal water which is the source of both irrigation and drinking water in the North Western part of the state.

She also said that “Pollutants are flowing in the canal which are coming from your state. The matter needs urgent attention.

The condition is so serious that train coming from here is called as ‘cancer special train," while requesting Singh to ensure that his government takes immediate steps in checking inflow of pollutants into rivers, She added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that there were water-related disputes among states.

He said that there was a need to find ways to resolve the matter by sitting together so that the nation can go far on the path of development.

Src:- http://www.niticentral.com/2015/02/20/rajasthan-cm-raises-polluted-water-issue-with-punjab-302554.html

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