Sarbjit Dhaliwal, Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 6. Eminent environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal here today urged political parties and their candidates to include cleaning polluted rivers and other water bodies in their election agenda.
Seechewal said, The politicians should promise that they will make efforts to stop the drainage of toxic effluents from industrial belts and sewer water into various water bodies and ensure the setting up of sewage treatment plants in all municipal towns.”
The environmentalist also urged the voters to elect only those candidates who showed “sensitivity” towards the issues related to the state’s ecology and promised to do something in this regard.
Drawing the attention of people towards state’s poor rating on environmental front at the national level, Baba Seechewal said time had come to set the things right. He said with cooperation from politicians, environment in the state could be saved from further deterioration.