NGT asks Ludhiana authorities to clear unauthorized waste dumpsites

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Ludhiana authorities to remove waste from multiple locations and transport it to assigned waste processing sites. Additionally, the tribunal has directed the joint committee of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the district magistrate, and the municipal corporation of Ludhiana to ensure that waste is only dumped at the designated sites, and waste processing is conducted daily to prevent the accumulation of legacy waste.

According to a petition filed by residents to the NGT, garbage, and other waste materials are being dumped in excavated land near Gill village, Giaspura, and Hambran, which violates waste management laws such as the Solid Waste Management Act. The petitioners have also highlighted the ongoing issue of solid waste burning in the city, despite being under the observation of the municipal corporation and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust. Additionally, the petitioners have urged restoring ponds and water bodies in the district currently being used as waste disposal sites, reports Hindustan Times.

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