Ludhiana, Polluted Water-Ludhiana in Troubled Waters
'Ludhiana in troubled waters'
SUNDAY SPECIAL - 'Polluted Water highlighted before the
Panel identifying the units polluting Buddha Nullah and also
forwarded for information and necessary action to the higher
authorities, I felt encouraged by the report.
It goes to the credit of the 'Indian Express' newspaper, to
bring the special report to us, though its net result may prove
only beneficial for those who want to monitor progress and to
see work done on the project. It may end without much of a
positive result if effective remedial action is not undertaken
Such projects in the end, always lead to corruption, without any
adequate, meaningful action to check the menace of water
pollution, as experienced by the citizens. I do not
underestimate the knowledge of the Panel members and the
awareness of authorities as the bureaucracy is well experienced
to tackle the monitoring of such projects and progress by the
Often, in cases like this, the action remains on paper without
much progress on the ground.
Balbir Singh Sooch, Advocate,
July 5, 2009