Punjab to use bio-remediation system to clean village ponds

Chandigargh/January 9
Punjab’s Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reviewed the progress of ongoing Rs 15.05 crore Bio-Remedial project first of its kind in the Country for the cleaning of Buddha nullah at Ludhiana here at Punjab Bhawan.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s office said that under this prestigious project, which was initiated with the concerted efforts of the state government total five green bridges will be installed at various points on the Buddha nullah. Presently two such bridges have been installed and the work of remaining three will be completed by the March end. An Environmental expert from Japan Prof Masahisa Nakamura the Chairman ILEC Scientific Committee on Sustainability and Environmental issues was also present in the meeting.
Badal asked Prof Nakamura to suggest some low cost eco-friendly technology for the cleaning of village ponds. Responding positively Prof Nakamura agreed to work out an effective system to redress the pond cleaning issue without using expensive organic compounds. He mentioned that he will soon come with some cost effective methodology to redress this grave issue across the state.