Principal Secy visits village over plan to shift dairies

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 23

Principal Secretary, Department of Local Government, Punjab, AK Sinha, along with MC chief Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal and officials from different departments visited Gorsian Kadar Baksh village wherein the civic body has planned to shift dairies from city areas.

Sinha also talked to residents of the village regarding the MC’s proposal of shifting of dairies to Gorsian Kadar Baksh, which is located at a distance of around 33 km from Ludhiana. According to information, panchayat members have decided to hold a session on Thursday to conduct a discussion on the MC’s proposal.

MC Chief Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal said everything was positive regarding the proposal for shifting of the dairies. Officials of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority, PPCB, Irrigation Department and other departments were present.

MC Superintending Engineer Rajinder Singh said there was a plan to shift the dairies on around 374 acres of land at the village.

“The residents said they would hold a mahapanchayat in the village to take a decision on the proposal,” he said.

The Superintending Engineer said: “The Principal Secretary told the village residents about benefits of the project under which dairies from the city would be shifted to the village. He said the project was in public interest and a veterinary hospital would also be set up after shifting of the dairies. Employment opportunities will be generated. A plant will also be set up for handling cow dung.”

According to a report prepared by the MC, there are two dairy complexes in the city — Haibowal Dairy complex, which is spread on around 179 acres, and the other located on around 45 acres on Tajpur Road in Ludhiana. The MC has planned to shift around 44,000 cattle from two dairy complexes and thousands of cattle from other sites.

Earlier, a high-powered committee under the chairmanship of Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu was formed to take a decision on the dairies. In December 2020, members of the committee had taken a decision for shifting the dairies from the city to Gorsian Kadar Baksh and a report in this regard was sent to the Principal Secretary of the Department of Local Government, Punjab. A resolution regarding the shifting of the dairies is likely to be presented before the MC House soon.

Inspect ongoing work at Jamalpur STP

Principal Secretary AK Sinha and MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal also inspected the ongoing work at the Jamalpur sewerage treatment plant under the Rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah project. Meanwhile, they also planted a sapling along nullah near Chand Cinema here today.

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