NGT monitoring committee directs plugging of illegal outlets to protect Kala Sanghia drain

The Fact News Service

Jalandhar, December 4

A monitoring committee of National Green Tribunal (NGT) led by Justice (Retired) Jasbir Singh, chairman along with its members SC Aggarwal, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and Babu Ram on Tuesday directed the officials of district administration and Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) to plug out the outlets for illegally disposal into Kala Sanghia Drain, in Shital Nagar, Kalia Colony, Pannu Vihar, and dry Leather Complex. 

The Committee held a virtually meeting with the top officials of the district administration and Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) including Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Karunesh Sharma, PPCB Chief Engineer GS Majithia, SE Harbir Singh and heads of other key departments PPCB, irrigation, Panchayat and Rural Development, soil conservation, industry and others.

The Chairman Justice (Retired) Jasbir Singh said that the outlet of the low riparian and high riparian villages who were discharging the illegal waste into the Kala Sanghia Drain to be closed immediately and alternative arrangements to be made to handle this waste of these villages.  

The committee further directed local bodies department including Municipal Corporation Jalandhar and other councils to complete waste management projects in their respective territories to ensure the proper implementation of solid waste management rules besides preserving the environment.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori assured the committee that all the directions to be implemented in letter and spirit besides taking up other initiatives to save the environment while directing officials to accord top priority to this task.