Process to clean Hudiara drain beyond sight
Neeraj BaggaTribune News ServiceAmritsar, June 12Cleaning of high-toxic elements and effluents from Tung Dhab drain, also known as Hudiara, remain a distant dream. The government had announced cleaning of the drain under the Mission Tandrust Punjab. Since National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has backed out of the ambitious project of cleaning the drain due to extremely high-toxic elements, residents are clueless. Mohan Singh Dhillon, a resident of Anmol Enclave, close to the nullah (drain), said, extremely polluted effluent of the drain emanates pungent smell throughout the year. Under a Union government scheme, funded by the JICA, these STPs are supposed to de-toxify and clean the nullah.