Reviews points associated to environmental drawback within the state
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan at present directed all of the departments to take all of the necessary measures for checking major environmental issues viz. air and water river air pollution together with making certain waste administration throughout the state.
Chairing a gathering to evaluate points associated to the setting within the State of Punjab, the Chief Secretary reiterated the agency dedication of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab authorities to make state clear, inexperienced and air pollution free. She stated that as part of ongoing works to scrub the river waters in Punjab, the native Government has initiated works of price Rs 2140 crore to mitigate water air pollution within the rivers. Mahajan stated that this consists of laying of sewerage system and set up of Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs).
The Chief Secretary stated that aside from this, in-situ remediation within the drains of 13 river cities will start shortly and will likely be accomplished inside six months. She stated that it will primarily be undertaken in these cities the place presently sewerage system doesn’t exist. Mahajan additional introduced out that the work of 38 STPs being put in within the river cities shall be allotted very shortly.
The Chief Secretary stated to additional management air pollution as a consequence of industrial effluents, one CETP of 15 MLD capability has already been put in and two CETPs of 40 and 50 MLD capability will likely be put in by June 2021. She stated that it will assist in discount of air pollution in river Satluj. Mahajan additional stated that in one other initiative to rejuvenate the village ponds, the Rural Development Department has achieved work to rejuvenate in 223 village ponds and 1062 ponds are presently being rejuvenated by adopting Seechewal/Haripur mannequin inside coming three months.
The Chief Secretary additional stated that in one other novel initiative it has been determined to launch a brand new scheme to section out previous diesel operated Autos with e-auto rickshaws within the metropolis of Amritsar. She stated that as per the proposed scheme 7500 diesel operated Autos are to get replaced e-Autorickshaws, for which a subsidy of Rs 75000 will likely be offered to every Auto homeowners. Mahajan stated that apart from mitigating the air air pollution, it will assist in discount in operating value by 66% including that this mannequin can even be replicated in different major cities additionally.
The Chief Secretary stated that state is making ready two necessary insurance policies specifically “Faecal Sludge & Septage Management Policy” and “e-Waste Management Policy”. She stated that these insurance policies are upfront phases and are more likely to be carried out in subsequent three months. Mahajan envisioned that these insurance policies will go a great distance in making Punjab clear, inexperienced and air pollution free state.
Prominent amongst these current within the event Principal Secretary Local authorities Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Financial Commissioner Rural Development Smt Seema Jain, Principal Secretary Transport Ok Siva prasad, Secretary Environment Rahul Tiwari, Chairman PPCB Dr SS Marwaha and Director Environment Saurabh Gupta.