NGT team expressed unhappiness over the working of the treatment plants
Strict warning given to the industries and officials that
Monitoring Committee formed on the orders of National Green Tribunal, expressing dissatisfaction over the working of the sewrage treatment plants warned the careless officials for strict action. Samples of the poisonous waters of the sewrage treatment plants and factories that are falling in Kala Sangian drain were taken under the leadership of the Chairman Justice Pritam Pal of this team. Environment lover Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and Punjab Pollution Control Board Ex. member Sec. Babu Ram were also present in the NGT team. They also warned the pollution spreading industries that if they will not change a strict action will be taken against them and their industries will be recommended for closure.
Justice Pritam Pal was astonished over non-existence of treatment plant for treating the contaminated waters of the factories established at focal point and said that it's matter of great regret that this whole water without treatment is being put in the Kala Sangian drain. On checking the treatment plant of Milk Plant it was found that the solid waste at the plant was not being treated according to fixed measures. Justice Pritam Pal said that the careless officials will have to pay the fine amount from their pockets.
The people opposing the treatment plant being built at Gadaipur made a appeal to Justice Pritam Pal and environment lover Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal that the treatment plant in this area should not be installed as their three villages of this are already suffering from the curse of pollution. They expressed their fear that due to installation of the treatment plant the water of their area will become more poisonous. Justice Pritam Pal asked the DC Varinder Kumar Sharma to arrange a meeting of the concerned officials with these people and to solve their problem. He said that after the next meeting of the Supervising committee on 24th May at Chandigarh the report will be sent to NGT. On this occasion Punjab pollution control board Chief Engineer G.S Majithia SE Harveer Singh and other officials were also present.