In order to provide relief to the residential and industrial buildings in the ambit of 500 metres of the waste processing plant, Vidhan Sabha Committee’s members said they would recommend the state government to set a buffer zone inside the limit of the plant.
A Vidhan Sabha team visited the waste processing plant at the dumping point near Tajpur Road on Wednesday.
The members inspected the plant and learned how the waste is being processed for final disposal.
Earlier, the municipal corporation (MC) was not allowing any construction for residential and industrial purpose in the ambit of 500 meters from the dumping point. However, hundreds of the constructions have been raised near the dumping place. The members don’t want any action against the residential and industrial buildings in ambit of 500 meters.
Now, according to the new rules of Municipal Solid Wastes (management and handling) Rules, 2016, new limit of buffer zones is to be declared.
MLA Prem Mittal, a member of the committee said that they will submit the report to the government and will recommend to provide relief to the residential and industrial buildings near the plant.
He said the company A2Z group that was running the waste processing plant had demanded that there should be no construction of building in the area of 500 metres.
MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon claimed that the residential and industrial buildings have been there for long.
“We gave suggestions to use new techniques for handling the solid waste. The buffer zone should be declared inside the limits of garbage dumping and disposal area. Earlier, the buffer zone was in the ambit of 500 metres outside the dumping area,” he said.
The members also visited the newly renovated swimming pool near Rakh Bagh. “We are satisfied with the 99% work done,” said Prem Mittal.
With setting up the common effluent treatment and upgraded sewerage treatment plants, the problem of Buddha Nullah will get resolved, the members claimed.
MC commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that the MC, Punjab Pollution Control Board along with other departments concerned will have to take decision about the buffer zone at the waste processing plant.
Earlier, the members including MLAs Prem Mittal, Deep Malhotra, Manpreet Singh Ayali, Ranjit Singh Dhillon and other conducted the meeting with the officials of municipal corporation (MC), Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) and other departments at Circuit House.