The Gujarat High Court, has directed the joint salt commissioner at Ahmedabad to constitute a committee to probe the spread of salinity in agriculture land, wells and ponds in the Halvad taluka, in the Surendranagar district. The salinity is feared to have been caused due to the mixing of flood water with salt, which was dumped on government land near Halvad railway station. The High Court issued the order following a writ petition filed by seven farmers of the Halvad area.
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