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Amritsar district environment panel for better mgmt of waste in urban, rural areas

Amritsar district environment panel for better mgmt of waste in urban, rural areas

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Nikas Kumar (centre) addresses members during a meeting of the District Environment Committee in Amritsar on Tuesday.



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 18

The District Environment Committee at its meeting held here on Tuesday emphasised on better implementation of waste management in urban and rural areas.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Nikas Kumar, while chairing the meeting, laid stress on better implementation of waste management. He said that wet and dry waste should be collected separately and managed properly so that the common people can also cooperate in ensuring cleanliness in cities and villages. He directed the officials to take appropriate action against those who throw garbage in public places which lie in their jurisdiction.

In a related meeting, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) sought cooperation from other departments. In addition to the management of waste generated in urban and rural areas, a review of the ongoing works of the department related to the management of plastic waste, waste water treatment, prevention of single-use plastic, air pollution and other environmental issues were taken up in the meeting. Kumar asked the officials to form teams to take action against the acrylic string, popularly known as ‘China Dor’ to ensure timely action against it.

The meeting also reviewed the expenditure of funds received under the National Clean Air Programme for the city of Amritsar. In the meeting, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) along with the heads of the departments concerned issued guidelines for achieving the target of various works listed in the District Environment Plan in a time-bound manner.

Sukhdev Singh, Environmental Engineer, Vinod Kumar, Assistant Environmental Engineer, Sandeep Malhotra, District Development and Panchayat Officer, Dr Harjot Kaur, District Malaria Officer and ACP Harpinder Singh were also present on the occasion.

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