NGT panel pulls up Ludhiana MC for not ensuring waste segregation

NGT panel pulls up Ludhiana MC for not ensuring waste segregation

NGT panel members with MC officials during a visit to Ludhiana.

Ludhiana, November 25

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) monitoring committee on Thursday ‘pulled up’ the Ludhiana MC for failing to ensure the source segregation of waste in the city. The panel, led by Justice Jasbir Singh (retired), gave directions to the MC to ensure waste segregation in the city.

Panel members along with the MC and PPCB officials inspected some static waste compactor sites in Ludhiana today. An official said the panel found that source segregation of waste is not being done by the Ludhiana MC as per its claims.

Justice Jasbir Singh along with officials visited static waste compactor sites at Middha Chowk, Rishi Nagar, Sarabha Nagar and Bhai Chatar Singh Park. However, the civic body has not ensured waste segregation at even these sites. The MC has run multiple campaigns in the past but it failed to ensure waste segregation in the city.

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has also failed to ensure the processing of waste and legacy waste at its main garbage dumping site near Kakka village. The panel members also visited the site today and gave directions to the civic body to ensure the processing of the waste.

Ludhiana ranked 39 out of 48 cities (above 10 lakh population category) in the country in the Swachh Survekshan 2021 recently. If the civic body failed to improve solid waste management, its performance may decline more in the upcoming Swachh Survekshan 2022.

The panel also inspected a factory in the city today. — TNS

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