Water is an essential component when it comes to farming, and with huge environmental issues in the society today, it is important to recycle water and reuse it in any possible way. To conserve the environment, and to take this forward, two Natural Waste Water Treatment Plants were recently installed at Dhaipaie village in Ludhiana.
The way they were constructed and the way they are being used is commendable. It has become a role model project for developing other such treatment plants in different villages of the state. This model is such that it runs on almost zero maintenance cost as it does not require involvement of any electricity in its operations and nor it needs a regular staff to maintain it on daily basis. Sukhbir Singh Badal recently visited these plants and seeing its flawless functioning, he appreciated the work done.
Replenishing the underground water, this plants helps in purifying the same, which is then used further for irrigation, by the help of electric pumps installed in the village. The project can help saving water and being environment friendly in a number of ways.
The construction cost for these treatment plants is around Rs. 70 lakh each, and this was an idea of an NRI Family, lead by Sarpanch Jaspal Singh. Followers of the founder of Nanaksar Thath Late Sant Mihan Singh helped in financing the set up of this project along with some financial help from family and friends. The MLA and the organizers helped in providing the knowledge required for setting up such a plant to the villagers and other government permissions and reforms, which helped further in setting up the plant without any hurdle.
This is an attempt to move ahead from the unhygienic village ponds, which presented an ugly picture to the village. Jaspal Singh said that both these plants which are built in an area of nine and four bighas of land will help in providing a good facility for the villagers to dispose of waste water. Environmentalists and specialists have been visiting these plants to study them and make an effort to install the same in other villages around the state, so that water conservation can be done without any maintenance cost.