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Source: The Tribune (www.tribuneindia.com)

The Punjab Pollution Control Board raided the premises of a Mukerian-based sugar mill and found the unit allegedly discharging contaminated water into a drain that flows into river Beas.

“Apart from causing water pollution, the pungent smell emanating from the effluents has made the life of those residing in colonies downstream the drain miserable,” claimed Sulakhan Singh, president of Punjab Rajput Sabha.

"We have all arrangements in place on the premises to treat industrial waste. Why will we discharge waste water into a natural drain when we have the treatment facility?" reasoned Anil Sharma, Assistant General Manager of Indian Sucrose Limited, the Mill in question.

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