Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding contamination of tubewells in village Aloarakh, district Sangrur, Punjab, 06/02/2023

A committee comprising nominees of the Central Pollution Control Board, District Magistrate, Sangrur, Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Department, Punjab and Member Secretary, Punjab Pollution Control Board was directed by the NGT to look into the matter of contamination of ground water in village Aloarakh, block Bhiwanigarh, district Sangrur.

The court noted that the issue of remediation of the contaminated site and supply of potable drinking water in the area requires further consideration. It needs to be verified how many tubewells have been contaminated.