The members of Public Action Committee (PAC)for Sutlej and Mattewara held assembly within the wake of the state authorities’s plan to purchase one other 250 acres in Kum Kalan tehsil of Ludhiana, which has one of many largest textile clusters in North India, for the mega textile park challenge

The members of Public Action Committee (PAC) for Sutlej and Mattewara, together with the members of farmers’ unions, on Tuesday met Punjab forest and wildlife preservation minister Lal Chand Kataruchak requesting him to shift the mega textile park web site in Kum Kalan space away from Sutlej floodplains.

The assembly was performed within the wake of the state authorities’s plan to purchase one other 250 acres in Kum Kalan tehsil of Ludhiana, which has one of many largest textile clusters in North India, for the mega textile park challenge to be arrange beneath the Prime Minister Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM-MITRA) scheme.

The environmental activists urged the minister to save the protected forests— Mattewara forest, Jaspal Kadar forest and Haidarnagar Salempur forest— on the floodplain of Sutlej from imminent catastrophe because the mega textile park was being deliberate to be constructed between these forests.

Jaskirat Walia, a PAC member, mentioned these forests are floodplain forests and a standard heritage of Punjab. Their survival is dependent upon the survival of the floodplain itself which can get destroyed if the trade is allowed within the space.

“Mattewara accounts for the maximum biodiversity in Central Punjab. The project will be a disaster for the biodiversity of the region. We, therefore, request you to use your good offices to impress upon the Government of Punjab to shift the park away from Sutlej floodplain and Mattewara forest,” PAC members talked about within the memorandum submitted to the minister.

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