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Amarinder lays stone for canal water projects in Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib

Source: The Tribune | February 19th, 2019
Location: India

Patial – Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday laid foundation stones for three projects to supply canal water to 409 villages in the adjoining districts of Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Singh also inaugurated a sewerage project for a cluster of 10 villages near Bahadurgarh in Patiala district, where excess fluoride in water is causing skeletal and dental fluorosis, an official release said.

Speaking on the occasion at Mandoli here, the Chief Minister appealed to the people to use the depleting groundwater reserves judiciously and not to waste the precious resource.

“We will not leave anything for our future generations if we don’t care for our water,” he warned, describing the groundwater reserves in Punjab as “precarious”…

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