The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) in its effort to provide the residents hygienic food Friday removed vegetables cultivated on 109 acres in Rawalpindi division industrial area being grown with contaminated water.
Talking to media, PFA spokesman said that vegetables were removed with help of a tractor. He said the vegetables and fruits were being cultivated by using sewerage water and textile waste water, a source of causing fatal diseases like hepatitis and cancer to the users.
He said that action is being taken against violators by discarding ready crops in the fields. PFA he said has issued warning notice to farmers not to cultivate by using sewage water. However, the PFA has suggested alternate way of using sewerage water by recommending its use in non-edible crops like bamboos, flowers and indoor plants.—APP