Vegetables grown in sewage water destroyed in Quetta

QUETTA: On the specific instructions of Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, officials of the provincial government departments have destroyed all vegetables grown by using sewage and polluted industrial water on Sabzal Road.

Deputy Commissioner Capt (retd) Farrukh Ateeq, ACT Batool Asadi, AC Samina Safi, Engineer Ishaq Mengal, Engineer Ghulam Ali Sarwar Zehri and Chief Sanitation Officer Muhammad Anwar Lehri were the officers who had taken action.

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Addressing media-persons, the deputy commissioner said, “Cultivation of vegetables through usage of sewage water is being done on more than a thousand acres of Quetta’s land which is the reason behind various diseases.”

Section 144 has been imposed in Quetta against those cultivating vegetables while using polluted water. Implementation of the section will be monitored strictly, he added.

In Quetta, all vegetables being cultivated by using sewage waters will be wasted and compensation will be provided to the labourers by the government.

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