Ludhiana,, Nov. 21 -- Amid the row over establishment of an industrial park near Mattewara forest in Ludhiana, the Punjab department of town and country planning has sought objections/suggestions regarding land use amendments for the project.

In a public notice issued on Friday, the department invited objections/suggestions within 30 days, even as different NGOs, under the banner of the joint action committee to save Mattewara forest, have been up in arms against the park.

The NGOs contend that the park will damage the Mattewara forest and its wildlife, and further pollute the Sutlej river.

The public notice issued on Friday states that objections/suggestions have been invited to allow modern industrial park/mixed-land use development ...