Contamination of Sukhna: Wetlands authority asks UT to discuss sewage issue with Punjab
The sewage discharge of Kansal and Nayagaon villages of Punjab is damaging the ecology of the forest area besides contaminating Sukhna as well.Author : Shagun
Taking serious view of untreated sewage flowing from Kansal village in Punjab into the forest areas of the Sukhna lake, contaminating water body, UT Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore, who is also the Chairperson of Chandigarh Wetlands Authority, directed the UT forest and wildlife department to take the matter with the Punjab government.
As per information, there is no treatment plant for the sewage discharge of Kansal and Nayagaon villages of Punjab and it is entering the forest area of Chandigarh between Rock garden and Sukhna lake, damaging the ecology of the forest area besides contaminating Sukhna as well.
The Sukhna lake reserve forest is spreading over an area of around 105 hectares, starting from Punjab and Haryana high court and ending towards Kishangarh -Saketri road. A report compiled by the UT forest and wildlife department has stated that the sewage flowing from the Punjab villages damaging flora and fauna of the reserve and polluting Sukhna Lake.
Despite repeated reminders from the UT administration to the neigbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, the untreated sewage discharge into the forest reserve has been continue unabated.