- At this time the hashtag #canal_me_jahar is trending fast on social media.
- Photos of canals of Rajasthan are also being shared which are filled with black water.
- Punjab releases this chemical water from factories every year from Harike barrage
At present, the hashtag #canal_me_jahar is trending fast on social media. Along with this, photos of canals of Rajasthan are also being shared which are filled with black water. Punjab releases this water every year from Harike barrage containing excess chemical waste from factories.
The chemical-laden dirty water flowing in the
Punjab releases water every year
After 60 days of canal closure in Indira Canal, water was released from Harike barrage at the end of May. This happens every year. Every year there is an agitation in Rajasthan against the release of Punjab factories water into the canal but to no avail. A complaint was made to the National Green Tribunal and the tribunal also imposed a fine of 50 crores on the Punjab government. Along with this, orders were also made to set up treatment plants in the factories of Punjab, but the problem still remains.
user on social media
This time users are writing fiercely against it on social media. One user has written, ‘Cancer is spreading in Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Shekhawati, Bikaner and Marwar due to black water, chemicals and dirt coming from factories in Punjab, while the public is forced to drink poisonous water.’
Appeal to Ashok Gehlot
Similarly, another user has tagged Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and wrote, ‘Contaminated and chemical-rich water of factories is being released into the canal from the Kala Scindia drain of Punjab. There are agitations every time the water of the factories of Punjab is thrown into the canal, but no permanent solution has been found.
Black water flowing in the canal