Although due to above mentioned reasons, the Kali Bein was on its way to death, yet it remained alive in the hearts of the people. It was mentioned with great devotion in the works of the artists, poets and writers. For example, in their epics about Guru Nanak, Avtar Singh Azad (Vishav Noor, Second ed.1970), Inderjit Singh Tulsi (Param Purakh, 1970), Prof. Mohan Singh (Nanakayan, 1971), etc., paint beautiful pictures of Kali Bein. Till that time, the Kali Bein had not yet become victim to the corrupt practices of our society. When the deterioration began, the people concerned about environment and interested in Guru Nanak's philosophy felt pained. They made some attempts to protect the Kali Bein from impending danger. But their efforts were too small, isolated and unsystematic to be befitting rejoinder to the invasion of forces of deterioration. Sant Kartar Singh Ji made an attempt to construct bathing Ghats on the banks of the Bein in 1969, on the occasion of 5th centenary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Birthday. Manav Vikas Manch Kapurthala tried to clean the Bein at some places. Brig. (Retd.) Sukhjit Singh, MVC, Maharaja of erstwhile Kapurthala state, took some interest in raising the issue of cleaning the Bein at the government level in 1983. In 2000, Sh. V.K. Singh, the then D.C. of Kapurthala, in association with Guru Nanak Sacred Bein Restoration Committee, surveyed e Bein to get some water released into it from Mukerian Hydel Channel.
Some N.G.O.'s like Dharat Suhavi, Chowgirda Bachao Committee, Punjabi Sath Lambra, etc. also became active and started holding meetings to discuss how to protect the pious Bein in particular and save the environment in general. However their work was more theoretical or intellectual than practical.