Badal said that it had been brought to his notice that the discharge of domestic sewage generated from the territorial jurisdiction of Himachal Pradesh area is a major reason for the river pollution.

The Punjab Chief Minister said the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has conducted survey of river Ghaggar to check the various sources of pollution entering the river.

It has also been observed that the untreated industrial effluents and sewage of Nahan, Parwanoo and Kala Amb areas enter river Ghaggar through various streams which were a major source of contamination of its water quality.

Badal immediately sought Himachal Pradesh Chief Ministers's directions with regard to taking immediate steps to check the discharge of untreated domestic and industrial waste into Ghaggar.

In view of the grave situation, the Punjab Chief Minister emphasized the need to evolve a joint monitoring mechanism comprising the officers of concerned departments from both the states for preparing a time-bound joint action plan to check pollution of Ghaggar river.

Badal also requested Virbhadra to finalize a convenient date for a joint meeting in Shimla so that a permanent solution could be found for this cause.

Badal also mentioned that this crucial matter was of great public interest and huge significance, he further stated that they were taking every possible measure to improve the quality of water in the rivers to statutory levels.

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