In a move to stop the practice of throwing animal body parts after a carcass is shorn of its skin and the bones are taken out in the Sutlej river,the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has banned the lifting of dead animals from Ludhiana Municipal Council limits.
It has also directed those practising Hadda Rori (cleaning up a carcass) to shift their base away from near the river. The orders came after a PPCC delegation found that those engaged in Hadda Rori were throwing the leftovers of carcass into the river.
PPCB Superintending Engineer (SE) Karunesh Garg said that carcasses were taken to a private Hadda Rori in Laddhowal village.
After peeling the skin and boiling the bones to clean them,the leftover animal parts are thrown into the Sutlej. Under Water Act,I have issued orders and the persons engaged in Hadda Rori need to look for some place away from the water body. Moreover,they need to install a water treatment plant, Garg said.
Meanwhile,those engaged ion Hadda Rori have decided to appeal against the PPCB order. Denying the PPCB claim that they throw animal remains in Sutlej,they said if carcasses were not lifted,it will create health hazard in Ludhiana.
Up to 10 carcasses are lifted from the city area everyday, Purshottam Lal,a Hadda Rori owner said.
Hussan Lal Kala,a co-owner,claimed that the PPCBs orders were not justified. We need to be given some alternative space for Hadda Rori away from the population, he added.
The Hadda Rori owners also met Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari and sought a solution to this problem.