An aerial view of Ludhiana. Picture Credit: Wikipedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) monitoring committee has approved a new date of April 30, 2025, for establishing and commissioning the solid waste management plant in Ludhiana. The NGT members also questioned the Punjab Pollution Control Board about why polluting industrial entities that were in default were not being penalised.
The Ludhiana MC officials had asked for time until 2025 to find a company and put the waste-to-energy facility in place. At the dumpsite, compost pits have been built to treat wet garbage. Municipal officials were instructed to ensure waste segregation at source, reports The Times of India.
“The deadline has been revised to ensure that the given works are finished, or else severe penalties will be levied on them, and strong action will also be taken against the erring officials,” the NGT said in a statement.