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Discussion in 'Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat' started by Vikram singh, May 25, 2010.

  1. Vikram singh

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    Water Scarcity in Lehra Gaga

    Shariq Majeed
    Tribune News Service
    Lehra Gaga (Sangrur), May 16

    With mercury continuing to rise every passing day, residents of Lehra Gaga in Sangrur district are grappling with water shortage.Locals say not only are they face water shortage every 2-3 months, especially during summer, but even when the water is supplied, it is laden with high fluoride content resulting in fluorosis.
    “In many areas of the town, water is supplied from Sanktiwala Rajwaha. It is treated in a treatment plant managed by the Water Works Department. For at least 2-3 months in a year, the department concerned repairs and cleans Rajwaha. This results in shortage of water,” says Kewal Krishan Singhla, a resident. “We cannot drink water from tube wells since it has a very high content of harmful minerals like fluoride that results in fluorosis. In our area, around 30% population is suffering from this disease”.
    Another resident, Sneh Lata, says: “There is shortage of water, especially during summer when the temperature is high. Since water is needed for every domestic activity and for drinking, we have to suffer a lot. We don’t use water from tubewells for drinking purpose as it has high fluoride content.”
    A doctor on condition of anonymity confirmed that fluorosis - skeletal fluorosis wherein adults suffer from backaches and joint pains, and dental fluorosis in children resulting in discolouration of teeth and their decay - is quite common in the area.
    Municipal Council president Shiv Kumar Kauharian said they had proposed a water pipeline from Nadampur canal for the township. He added that presently they were drawing water from Sanktiwala Rajwaha and eight tube wells.
    “There is break in supply of water from Rajwaha sometimes when the department cleans it or makes repairs. It is at this time that there is shortage of water for the township. Water from the tube wells is not fit for drinking as it has high fluoride content,” he said.




     
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    Is not it really shameful that 63 years after independence, we have not been able to provide safe drinking water to our people. Our people are being forced to drink water full of toxins, fall ill, live a life handicapped by chronic illness and die much before the natural age of death. Is not it a shame to the name-' PUNJ-AB'. Is not it a shame to us, the educated people who know that these problems are manageable and if there is a will on the part of governments the solutions are possible. The science and technology has already found out the solutions. BUT IF THERE IS WILL.
    The high levels of fluoride in the water is highly dangerous for human health. It affects all the organs of body of all age groups right from the intra uterine life to 100 year old individual. But don't worry about the 100 year individual because in High Fluoride Belt no body reaches 100 years. Our politicians (Badal & his Pvt Ltd)and his Administrators are least bothered about the real issues of the people.
    he is only interested in Investing in Buses,which he own around 100 in Punjab,it is Sad,

     
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