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Farmers in Shatabgarh and Chatt village are irrigating their fields with sewerage water, not only playing with the health of other people but also polluting the soil. Officials from the agriculture department said that they will look into the matter.

According to information, the farmers irrigate their fields by lifting the sewerage water from the main sewerage line which crosses through the villages with the use of small pumps. An agriculture official told Chandigarh Newsline that the farmers must take the advice of the agriculture department before using the water. The officer added that sewerage water affects the quality of the products.

The villages in the periphery of Zirakpur produces vegetables which are supplied to Chandigarh and Mohali and other towns like Derabassi and Zirakpur. The sewerage water can affect the quality of vegetables which are consumed by thousands of people every day.

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