A monitoring committee of National Green Tribunal (NGT) led by Justice (Retired) Jasbir Singh, chairman along with its members including Former Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and Babu Ram on Monday directed the officials of district administration to fix the deadline of the solid waste management projects (SWMPs), Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and others works and ensure timely completion.The Committee held a meeting with the top officials of the district administration including Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, ADC (D) Amardeep Singh Bains, ADC (UD) Amit Sareen and and heads of other key departments PPCB, irrigation, local bodies, health, drainage, panchayat and rural development, soil conservation, industry and others in the district administrative complex.The Chairman Justice (Retired) Jasbir Singh said that the officials will have to fix the timeline of each components in the projects including preparation of DPR, tendering, date of execution and completion and the committee will also check the progress of the projects regularly by visiting the sites.
The committee also asked the officials to ensure construction of green belts and boundary walls around the solid waste management sites, carcass plants in the district. Besides, CCTV cameras and piezometer must also be installed at the dumping sites.The members of committee also asked the officials to mark collection centres of E-waste so that people can dump E-waste there. They also told them to set up stations for monitoring air pollution in the district.The Committee said that that all projects must be completed timely and asked the officials to give ‘top priority’ to the environment so that we can give a safe future to coming generations.Further, the committee told the police department to ensure every SHOs have frequency meter to monitor the noise level in their areas. He also asked them to install sign boards in the noise zones.Likewise, the committee also exhorted the people to start segregation of waste at the homes to help the administration in eliminating the garbage dumping points in the district.Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal assured the committee that the district administration will adhere to timeless fixed by NGT and would ensure the directions followed in letter and spirit.