Even as the state government is planning to make Amritsar a world-class city, it has miserably failed in the primary task of providing safe drinking water to its residents.

With no sewage treatment plant, the residents are forced to consume unsafe water and endure the foul smell emanating from the drains. No steps have yet been initiated by the state government or the local authorities to treat the polluted waters of the Tung Dhab drain, which passes through different parts of the city.