Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

Residents turn Buddha Nullah into dumping site

HT Correspondent  Ludhiana, December 28, 2012
First Published: 23:55 IST(28/12/2012) | Last Updated: 23:58 IST(28/12/2012)

The stretch of Buddha Nullah that passes through the city has exposed the administration's seriousness for reducing pollution in the drain as the residents had virtually turned it into a dumping ground.

Advertisement

Heaps of solid waste along the drain and a thick sheet of waste on the drain had virtually choked the nullah. This is despite the fact that the administration earlier this month started a project to clean the polluted nullah by introducing micro organisms into it.

As part of the project, the implementing agency will be setting up five V-shaped bridges on the nullah where micro organisms present in the water will eat the pollutants.

Municipal corporation commissioner Rakesh Verma said the corporation was making all possible efforts to ensure that solid waste was not dumped into the nullah.

"The problem requires a multi-pronged approach and a holistic solution is the only answer to it. The MC is working on one such project and will implement it soon," he added.

Superintending engineer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Karunesh Garg said even as the programme for cleaning the nullah had started, it was the responsibility of all stakeholders to stop polluting it.

"The civic administration should ensure that solid waste was not dumped into the nullah. Door-to-door garbage collection is the best solution to ensure that no solid waste is dumped into the nullah," he said.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Ludhiana

Police imposters loot gold pendants from courier delivery man

Two police imposters looted jewellery from a courier delivery man on the pretext of frisking on Wednesday. Following the statement of the victim, the courier company manager registered a case under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intentions) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved