NGT panel lambasts Ludhiana MC for poor SWM

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A National Green Tribunal (NGT) panel met with Ludhiana Municipal Corporation officials to discuss 20 metric tonnes of legacy waste accumulating in the landfill at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

The civic body has missed previous NGT deadlines for waste clearance and new dates have been determined. The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) had fined the MC Rs 1.8 crore last year for failing to properly dispose of legacy garbage. The MC, on the other hand, has yet to pay the fine.

The PPCB has also levied penalties in accordance with the NGT’s directives, and further penalties might be imposed in the future.

The MC was also asked by the committee to commence trash processing at the plant as soon as possible. Since February 2021, when the firm A2Z canceled its contract with the MC, the MC has struggled with solid waste management. Every day, the city generates approximately 1,100 metric tonnes of rubbish.

MC commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal said they are dealing with legacy waste in phases and tenders are being sought for it, reports Hindustan Times.

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