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Members of various government panels reached Zira to study pollution and its effects on health.

Members of various government panels reached Zira to study pollution and its effects on health.

Members of several committees set up by the Punjab government on Friday — commissioned by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana — to study the impact of groundwater on land, pollution and its effects on human and animal health. Arrived in Zira.

Amrit Singh, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Ferozepur, said the members will work from the office of thezeera Market Committee. Sanjha Morcha Zira proposed two members to each committee, but the Morcha said in a statement Thursday that some of the proposed members were behind bars or have been in jail since Sunday. The district administration has registered a case in several cases. . Therefore, until they are released and the FIR registered against them is overturned, Morcha members will not participate in work of government officials in various committees.

Sanjha Morchazeera has been protesting against the liquor factory for 153 days. Morcha wants the liquor unit shut down, claiming the factory is contaminating groundwater in several nearby villages. But the Ferozepur DC has said that the committees are ready to start their work and that villagers or Morcha members can contact them at any time.

The Punjab government has appointed the Chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Principal Chief Conservator Forest and Member Secretary PPCB as members of the public hearing committee as it conducts an inquiry into cancer and hepatitis B patients in the area. A team of four people has been formed for doctors appointed by the Punjab government. These doctors are: Dr. Rajesh Kakkar, HOD of Medicine, AIIMS, Bathinda; Dr. PVM Lakshmi, Professor of Epidemiology, PGIMER Chandigarh; Dr. Ravin Khaiwal, Professor of Environmental Hygiene, PGIMER Chandigarh; and dr. Gagandeep Grover, Deputy Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Punjab.

On the Soil Fertility Committee, Director of Research, PAU; HoD, Department of Soil Science; and HoD, Department of Soil and Water Engineering, PAU; The members of the committee appointed by the Government of Punjab, while the Government of Punjab Dr. SS Randhawa, Director, Veterinary Clinics, Guru Angad Dev. Veterinary and Animal Science University has been appointed. Gudwasu), Ludhiana; Dr. Jasbir Bedi, Director, Center for One Health, Gudwasu; and dr. SK Sharma, Professor and HOD, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacology, Gudwasu; As members of its committee.

The Deputy Commissioner has appointed additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Arun Kumar as Nodal Officer and Block Development Officer Mitar Maan as Liaison Officer for the functioning of these committees. He will visit several villages in the coming days to conduct research on the impact of groundwater on the land and the general health of humans and animals. Officials said they would also talk to villagers to get their feedback.

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