Court orders action against using sewage for vegetable cultivation
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has ordered operation against the use of sewage and poisonous water in vegetable farming.
During a hearing, the court objected that vegetables were being cultivated by using sewage or untreated wastewater in Malir Nadi.
Director Legal Sindh Food Authority, Additional Secretary Agriculture and others were also present in the court. The court said that the relevant authorities were not fulfilling their responsibilities.
“It is a very serious problem but no (government’s) department is working on it,” said Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar while giving his remarks.
The court also shared concerns about progress report which has not been submitted yet.
While asking the authorities to conduct operation in Malir Nadi, the court has also demanded answers from the Secretary Agriculture in a written form and the test results of contaminated vegetables from Sindh Food Authority, hence a final report has been sought till 17 Feb.