To resolve the issue of “contaminated water” coming from Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, towards Dharuhera village in Haryana, CM Manohar Lal Khattar Sunday said a joint inspection team comprising officers from both the states will be formed.
While chairing a joint meeting of officers from the two states in Dharuhera village in Rewari, Khattar said that the issue will be resolved at any cost. “The problem of chemically contaminated water of industrial units coming from Bhiwadi to Dharuhera will be resolved soon. For this, a joint inspection team of Haryana and Rajasthan officers will be formed within 24 hours. This team will consider all the points to find a permanent solution to the problem,” he said.
In the meeting, the CM added that the people of Dharuhera are facing several health and other problems due to contaminated water. “The joint team will be a kind of coordination committee and will work continuously for a permanent solution to this problem. Three combined flow meters will be installed to check the flow of water. Apart from this, three water quality monitoring systems will be set up under the Central Pollution Control Board for real-time data,” Khattar said, adding that by August 31, a closed conductor will be made in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, which will take industrial waste to common effluent treatment plant. After this, the dirty water will be treated and used further, he added.
“The natural flow of water between Bhiwadi and Dharuhera is not a problem, but contaminated water is a major cause of concern,” the CM said. He directed officers of both the states to find a permanent solution to the problem at the earliest. He also told the officers of the Rajasthan government that if no solution to this “serious problem” is found, the Haryana government would be forced to adopt a tougher stand. Earlier on Saturday, Khattar had taken up the issue with his Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot.