The Rajasthan unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday wrote to the Lok Sabha Speaker in addition to the Punjab Chief minister to spotlight the difficulty of contaminated water reaching their state and demanding a everlasting resolution to the difficulty.
Rajat Swami, spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP, in a written communication to speaker Lok Sabha and Punjab CM said, “Many districts of Rajasthan get their water supply from Rajasthan canal, which is also known as the Bikaner canal. We call it the ‘Jeevandiyini canal’. However, industrial effluents get mixed in the water in Punjab’s Ludhiana district. This matter has been previously highlighted at the government level , but no solution was provided till date. We want a solution as people have no choice but to drink the contaminated water in our state.”
The Rajasthan canal is 560 km lengthy and will get its water from the Sutlej river in Punjab. Even prior to now, useless fish have been discovered floating on this canal in Faridkot space, with a probe later figuring out contaminated water from Jalandhar and Ludhiana, let loose within the Sutlej, as a potential motive.
Rajasthan has raked up the difficulty prior to now as properly, with earlier Punjab CMs Parkash Singh Badal and Captain Amarinder Singh being apprised concerning the contamination in water by their Rajasthani counterparts.
The Bikaner canal gives water to Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner districts. BJYM spokesperson Rajat Swami mentioned, “Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu also get water supply from this canal. Cancer is rising in areas that are fed water by this canal. Apart from this, people living along the banks of canal are also suffering from stomach disorders as well.”