Contaminated vegetables destroyed
PESHAWAR: District administration Peshawar Thursday destroyed polluted and dirty water irrigated vegetables cultivated on 13 acres land.
The action was taken on complaints received by the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary that in most of the areas growers were irrigating vegetables and other crops with dirty water of the drains that were spreading diseases.
In this connection, on the directives of the Commissioner Peshawar Division Amjad Ali Khan and Deputy Commissioner (DC), Mohammad Ali Asghar, the officials of the district administration and agriculture department conducted operation and destroyed vegetables irrigated with polluted and dirty water of the drains.
The DC Peshawar, Mohammad Ali Asghar has asked growers to avoid irrigating vegetables and other crops with dirty water of nullahs as they caused spreading of diseases.
Otherwise, stern action would be taken against those involved in such unhealthy activities.
Furthermore, he has also directed all Assistant Commissioners (ACs) for initiating action against all those growers who were irrigating crops through polluted and dirty water in respective areas. – APP