A letter of demand given to take care of the Holy Kali Bein, aquatic animals of Sutlej and Beas rivers while making the national highway
The central Survey team held a
meeting about rivers -streams and about the crops of the farmers
Sultanpur Lodhi, 10th September
A letter of demand by the delegation from environment Lover Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal Ji was given to take care of the Holy Kali Bein and Sutlej and Beas rivers on environmental view to the Central Team that has come for the survey of the new national highway from Delhi to Amritsar that is to pass through Holy Kali Bein, Sutlej and Beas rivers in Punjab.
The Central Survey team today at Amritpur Rajewal on the banks of Beas river today took suggestions about farmers and crops on the banks of rivers and streams, vegetation, preservation of forests and to maintain its ancient glory. This national highway is to be built from Delhi to Amritsar by the Central govt. The route of this highway is to pass through Jalandhar village Kang-Saabu and Sultanpur Lodhi and through Kartarpur, Bholath and to Amritsar crossing Beas river.
In the today's meeting sewadar Gurwinder Singh Boparai, Gurdev Singh Fauji and Satnam Singh Sadhi on behalf of Sant Seechewal were present. On behalf of farmers Kashmir Singh Dandupur, Gurcharan Singh Sarpanch, Gurcharan Singh member panchayat, Sarpanch Mukhtiar Singh, ex sarpanch Shinder Singh and other farmers of the area attended the meeting.
Central Survey team consists of Balvir Singh P.F.S (R) Project Consultant Field Coordination & Surveys (Biodiversity Conservation Beas River), Satnam Singh Laddar, Field Officer Bhupinder Singh, Ex. Forest Range Officer Balbir Singh Dhillon and other officials were present.
During this Sewadar Gurwinder Singh suggested that keeping in view the environmental angle of the rivers, under ground bypass bridges should be made on the banks of Sutlej, Beas and Holy Kali Bein. At this juncture suggestions were also made to plant flower and medicinal plants alongside rivers where bridges are to be made and Eco Tourism should be developed.
He also brought into the notice of the Central Team that the farmers whose lands are to be acquired under the national highway scheme should be compensate done crore per acre at least. On the national highway along with motels, petrol stations and mall's kisan huts facility should be given so that the local farmers could sell their crops and vegetables to the passengers. A place for the preservation of the forest animals should be arranged for the attraction of the passengers.