Bandipora water pollution: Locals petition Minister

‘NHPC, HCC Tunnels Emit Poisonous Water’

Srinagar, June 4: The people of Bandipora have alleged that the under-construction tunnels by Hindustan Construction Company and National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC) emit poisonous and polluted water that has damaged crops worth lakhs while the environment and local population in the area face a serious threat.
 According to documents available with KNS, the minister of State for PHE, Irrigation, Flood Control, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi chaired a public Darbar on June 6 this year at Bandipora, where the people of the Bandipora district complained against HCC and NHPC alleging that the poisonous and polluted water is coming out of the tunnels which are under-construction.
  “HCC and NHPC turned deaf ear to the problems of the people. The problems were required to be solved by the agencies but they have failed to do so,” they said.
  The minster then took a serious view against the HCC and NHPC authorities, asking them to take necessary steps to safeguard the interest of general public.
  Meanwhile, Gurezi told KNS that he has taken a strong note of the complaint against the NHPC and HCC. “We have asked them to take immediate corrective steps. No agency will be spared if they show indifference towards the problems of general public,” he said. KNS

Lastupdate on : Thu, 4 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST

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