Ludhiana MC recommends FIR against 55 locals for dumping waste in Sidhwan canal
The officials said have pictures and videos of the violators and MC will also resort to public shaming of the them by posting the pictures/videos of the violators on social media networks, if residents continued to dump waste in Sidhwan Canal, Ludhiana
Acting strictly against violators for dumping waste in Sidhwan canal, municipal corporation (MC) has recommended FIRs against 55 residents who have been caught polluting the water body in the last two weeks.
Out of 55 violators, there are 10 car owners, 40 violators were on two wheelers, a pick-up truck driver and auto rickshaw operators were among the four other violators.
Acting on the directions issued by MC commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal, MC zonal commissioner Jasdev Sekhon has recommended FIRs against the violators. The recommendation has been sent to the irrigation department as the canal falls under its jurisdiction. The irrigation department has been asked to take legal action and get the FIRs lodged against the violators.
Sekhon stated that MC is working to clean the canal and has appealed to the residents to stop dumping waste in the water body. But these violators have remained adamant in the past, due to which FIRs have been recommended against them to the irrigation department. Strict action is being taken against the violators as many of them have also been caught dumping the waste in that portion of the canal which has been cleaned by the civic body.
Recently, the irrigation department had also got FIRs registered against three residents for dumping waste in the canal. Those FIRs were registered under section 70 of The Northern India Canal And Drainage Act, 1873.
Sekhon stated that after local bodies minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar kick started the work to clean the canal in the first week of January, as many as 20 persons, including 10 employees of MC and 10 volunteers of ‘Marshal Aid (NGO)’, have been deployed at different sites of the canal to keep a vigil and catch the residents dumping waste in the canal. Hefty challans are also being issued against the violators.
The officials stated that they also have pictures and videos of the violators and MC will also resort to public shaming of the violators by posting the pictures/videos of the violators on social media networks, if the residents continued to dump waste in the canal.