The tanneries in Kasur in Pakistan, where the world-famous handmade “Kasuri jutti” is made, is spreading pollution across the border in Punjab. The tanneries are dumping tonnes of hazardous chemicals into
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The farmers whose land is situated near a lake across the barbed wire fencing at Sadiqi Joint Check Post (JCP) in the Fazilka sector allege the water of the lake is damaging their crops due to the flow of contaminated water from the Pakistani side. The Pakistani territory begins on the other side of the lake. But the land under water falls into the Indian side. “The inflow of polluted water from Pakistan has started damaging the crops on the Indian side. Our land has started turning barren,” said Dr Jeet Singh and Babir Singh, local farmers.
Hussainiwala : Hundreds of cusecs of water are being pushed to Pakistan from this barrage, located at a few yards from the Radcliffe Line demarcating the Indo-Pak border, by the state Irrigation and Drainage Department authorities to maintain the level of the Hussainiwala pond. Official sources said that about 1,800 cusecs of water were released to Pakistan today by the authorities despite the