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Treated water from sewer treatment plant to irrigate 5.40 hectares of land in Barnala
Work on laying pipes for carrying treated water to fields to begin soon, ADC
Barnala, July 19, 2021: Treated water from the sewer treatment plant on Barnala - Bajakhana Road will irrigate 5.40 hectares of agricultural land. Pipes will be laid from the sewer treatment plant catering to the irrigation needs of around 200 farmers of nearby areas.
ADC (General) Amit Bamby said during his visit to the sewer treatment plant today. Interacting with the officials of the sewerage board during a visit to STP today, Bamby said that the work on laying pipes will begin next month.
“Under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner Tej Partap Singh Phoolka, the work will begin next month on laying pipes. This will be a Rs 6 cr project that is expected to complete within 6 months of its commencement,” he said.
The sewerage treatment plant treats the sewerage water of the entire Barnala city. With the earnest efforts of Congress, senior leader Kewal Singh Dhillon the project was started in the year 2020.
The entire precinct including sewerage treatment plant, tanks, offices, etc was constructed for Rs 92 cr. Since its inception, the STP has provided major relief to the city residents from the problem of waterlogging, especially during the monsoon, which has been a dram project of Dhillon.
Bamby added that pipes of 19048 meters length will be laid to carry the treated water to agriculture farms, where water will be provided to around 200 farmers free of cost.
Sewerage board officials including SDO Rajinder Singh, JE Tarun Kumar, and others were present at the event.