Hoshiarpur: The President of Safal Bharat Guru Parampara, Mr. PK Rana addressed a press conference at Hoshiarpur Press Club along with Mr. Ashish Sareen.
PK Rana informed that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) heard the plea of Safal Guru on 17th and 19th Feb , 2015 and the next hearing has been scheduled on 27th Feb, 2015. He said that the NGT have directed the Punjab Government to produce the policy regarding the usage of diesel generators for producing electricity for the tubewells.
He said that the Attorney General of Punjab submitted an argument in the court that the over exploitation of underground water would not stop even after banning free electricity in Punjab because the farmers use diesel generators for producing electricity for tubewells. He said that the NGT took serious note of the usage of diesel generators and have asked the Punjab Government to produce the policy regarding generators else the NGT would ban the usage of generators which have dual affect on environment; depletion of underground water and air pollution.
Mr. PK Rana said that the Safal Bharat Guru Parampara didn’t mentioned the usage of generators during the proceedings of the court. He said that the Attorney General of Punjab mentioned it in the court and the NGT have taken a serious note of it.
Mr. PK Rana further alleged the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal), Balbir Singh Rajewal has been misleading the people of Punjab against Safal Guru. He said that they have been working for the betterment of Punjab by preserving the underground water of Punjab.
Notably, Safal Guru organization have made an appeal in the NGT to ban the Eucalyptus tree and to ban the free electricity in Punjab to the farmers to preserve the underground water.