Special committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha on replenishing ground water level submits report to speaker
Chandigarh, September 14, 2021: Special Committee constituted by the Punjab Vidhan Sabha to suggest ways and means to replenish ground water level in the state today submitted its report to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh.
The Punjab Vidhan Sabha, while deliberating on the issue of depleting groundwater level had on March 4, 2021 demanded constitution of a special committee during the session. Thereafter, the Speaker had on March 24th, 2021 formed a special committee under the chairmanship of MLA Rana Gurjit Singh with Mr. Harparatap Singh Ajnala, Mr. Gurpratap Singh Wadala, Mr. Hardev Singh Laddi, Dr. Raj Kumar Chabbewal and Mr. Gurmeet Singh Hayer as its members. The Committee was assisted by Principal Secretary Water Resources Department Mr. Sarvjit Singh and his team.
The committee has incorporated the suggestions by experts of the Water Resources department and Israel based Mekorot company. Pertinently, Punjab government is already taking services of Israeli company for the checking the depleting groundwater table and replenishing the ground water.
Chairman of Committee MLA Rana Gurjit Singh along with members Mr. Harparatap Singh Ajnala, Mr. Hardev Singh Laddi and Dr. Raj Kumar Chabbewal submitted the report to Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha. Rana KP Singh said that the report will be sent to the Punjab government through proper channel for further action.