21 May, 2022 – Jalandhar : The monitoring committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) comprising Chairman Justice Jasbir Singh (retd), former Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal, environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and Babbu Ram (both members) reviewed the district environment plan at the DAC here on Friday.
Addressing the officials, Justice Jasbir Singh asked them to take a serious note of climate change and depleting groundwater, terming it a major challenge to humanity in the coming decades.
The committee also asked the officials to set up more compost pits in the district. It also reviewed the management of bio-medical waste and controlling the noise pollution. The committee granted a three-month period to the Police Department to purchase the noise mapping meters and provide the same to each police station of the district.
The committee also ordered to install a GPS tracker on all vehicles carrying waste and ensure a complete ban on use of single-use plastic in a true spirit.
It may be mentioned here that the NGT has constituted the monitoring committee under the chairmanship of Justice Jasbir Singh.
Courtesy : The Tribune