Delegation meets NGT panel head over industrial park site near Sutlej and Mattewara forest
A delegation of representatives of civil society organisations for the protection of environment met Justice Jasbir Singh (retd), who is heading the NGT monitoring panel, in Mohali over the issue of the proposed Modern Industrial Park to be set up near the Sutlej and Mattewara forest.
Tribune News Service
Ex-serviceman writes to Capt Amarinder
A city resident, Col CM Lakhanpal (retd), has sent a reminder letter to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, requesting him to take necessary steps for the shifting of the proposed modern industrial park. He said the industrial park should not be set up at an eco-sensitive site.
The representatives are demanding from the government that the project site be shifted to save the river and the forest area.
Gurpreet Singh Chandbaja, president, Bhai Ghanayia Cancer Roko Seva Society, Faridkot, and convener of Naroa Punjab Manch, said: “People of the Malwa belt have no option but to drink toxic water of the Sutlej. The Buddha Nullah is spreading diseases in the area which is affecting humans and as well as animals. Also, the Rs 650-crore Buddha Darya rejuvenation project which had given us a ray of hope is again turning to hopelessness with the announcement of the proposed dyeing and textile themed park near Mattewara.”
Kultar Singh Sandhwan, MLA Kotkapura and senior vice president of Bhai Ghanayia Cancer Roko Seva Society said, “Renaming of Mattewara Textile Park as Modern Industrial Park Koomkalan is a PR exercise designed to mislead people of the state on the issue.”
He appealed to representatives of all political parties in the state to fight together on the issue for the future of the state.
A city resident, Col CM Lakhanpal (retd), has also sent a reminder letter to the Chief Minister, requesting him to take necessary steps for the shifting of the proposed modern industrial park. He said the industrial park should not be set up at an eco-sensitive site.