Peri urban dairy farming is becoming a nuisance for the pollution control department in Punjab. Local dairy owners in different cities in Punjab are discharging their untreated waste directly into city drain. Dairy owners in Bhamiyan area are dischaging their dairy waste directly into Budhha nallah. Sh Kahan Singh Pannu , secretary agriculture and director department of environment took a serious note of this .
He conducted a meeting with dairy owners at the office of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Saturday . The director apprised them about the latest notification by the PCB for dairy farm owners as well as gaushalas. He has given time till July 21 to these dairy owners to submit their plans for treatment of dairy waste.
If the dairy owners continue to pollute the nullah then strict penal action would be taken against them. This penal action comes under Section 70 of the Punjab Canal and Drainage Act, 1873.