The Rural Development and Panchayat and Water Supply and Sanitation Minister, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has said that the Punjab government was making sincere efforts to preserve and clean the ponds. As part of this drive, the Canada based Nature's Care Company company gave a detailed presentation for cleaning of ponds through a natural process here today. The Minister said that after the presentation it was decided to install the new Windmill Technique at two places as a pilot project in the state for cleaning of the ponds.Mr. Bajwa said that the officers and technical experts of the rural Development and Panchayat and Water Supply and Sanitation Department were also present on this occasion. He said that in consultation with the officers and the department experts it was decided to run two pilot projects for cleaning of ponds with the Windmill technique. Mr. Bajwa further said that after the success of pilot projects the final decision would be taken for using this technique for cleaning ponds across the state. He said that as per pilot projects one of these two projects would be planted on a pond where already sewage treatment plant is installed and second where dirty water is directly going into the pond.
Giving a detailed presentation about the Windmill Technique of cleaning ponds Mr. Doug Hicks President Nature's Care Company this technique is being launched for the first time in India. He said that Windmill would be installed near the plant which will send Oxygen into the pond water and natural blend bacteria would also be put into the pond water which will produce bacteria which will eat the pond dirt. He said that in this way the water would be cleaned in 90 days. He said that the process of cleaning the water will continue without spending any money on electricity. He also claimed that fish farming could also be done in these ponds as water would be regularly cleaned and pond water could also be used for irrigation purposes. He also said that the bad smell coming from the dirty water of the pond would also be completely exhausted.Others prominent present on the occasion included Mr. Anurag Verma, Secretary Rural Development and Panchayat, Mrs. Jaspreet Talwar Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Mr Siban C Director Rural Development and Panchayat, besides technical experts of both the department and the Indian representative of Nature's care company Mr. Rajneesh Vohra, Mr. Simranjeet Singh Sodhi and Mr. Manpreet Singh were also present.