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Expedite work on solid waste management or bank guarantees will be deducted from salaries: Ludhiana MC chief to staff

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Officials say even if segregated waste is collected by the waste collectors, there are no secondary dumping points to dispose of the waste separately
(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)
(Gurpreet Singh/ HT)

Bio-diversity park developed along Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Ten varieties of trees have been planted at the site including medicinal plants, flowering and fruit trees.
The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)
The Non-functional sewage plant at a Ludhiana dyeing unit.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana dyeing unit faces action after STP found non-functional

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Fine of 20 lakh earlier imposed on owner when the National Green Tribunal’s monitoring committee had visited the unit and found its sewage treatment plant not working
Locals worry that blockage in Buddha Nallah will lead to waterlogging in various parts of Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Locals worry that blockage in Buddha Nallah will lead to waterlogging in various parts of Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Ludhiana MC starts clearing drains ahead of monsoons, locals not satisfied

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Residents living in areas close to Buddha nullah say drain clearing work is not carried out satisfactorily. During the rain the nullah overflows at a few points
Around 12 acres of land will be required to develop the parks, Ludhiana MC officials said after consultations with forest department officials.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)
Around 12 acres of land will be required to develop the parks, Ludhiana MC officials said after consultations with forest department officials.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)

Ludhiana MC begins field inspections to develop biodiversity parks

UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 11:40 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal monitoring committee had in December last year directed the civic body to develop parks in association with the forest department
Buddha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
Buddha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

NGT urged to collect sample from Buddha Nullah when industries are shut

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Local NGO says pollution in the nullah has significantly come down when industry units are not operating
CETP at Tajpur road in Ludhiana.(ht photo)
CETP at Tajpur road in Ludhiana.(ht photo)

CETP projects in Ludhiana: PPCB member secretary to appear before NGT on April 13

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:14 PM IST
Construction of two common effluent treatment plants is underway for Tajpur Road and Focal Point dyeing industry
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CETPs in Ludhiana: Industry pins blame on state for delay, wants funds in one go

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The industry rued that the state government is releasing the grant in parts besides delaying it, due to which they are also not able to get the grant from the Union government
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)
Residents continue to throw waste in the drain, forcing the authorities to put in place a mechanism to curb this menace.(HT PHOTO)

Civic body to deploy patrol teams to keep tabs on dumping of trash at Ludhiana’s Buddha Nullah

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 10:10 PM IST
File regarding the proposal has been forwarded to the F&CC for final approval, says MC superintending engineer
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Sirhind waters to help lower Buddha Nullah pollution level

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Punjab Pollution Control Board gives administrative nod to release of 200 cusecs into nullah through the Neelon drain; 5.7-cr project to begin in December
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Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Buddha Nullah in Tejpur area, Ludhiana.(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Stop dumping waste in Buddha Nullah or face action: Ludhiana civic body tells dairy owners

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Recently, the PPCB had also filed a petition against the MC, its commissioner, mayor and six others for failure in running the sewer treatment plants properly and adding to Buddha Nullah pollution.
Youth Akali Dal workers throwing sewage from Buddha Nullah outside Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey’s office in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Youth Akali Dal workers throwing sewage from Buddha Nullah outside Congress MLA Rakesh Pandey’s office in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Residents who live on the banks of the Buddha Nullah have to bear the brunt as every year, the nullah tends to overflow.(Gurminder Singh)
Residents who live on the banks of the Buddha Nullah have to bear the brunt as every year, the nullah tends to overflow.(Gurminder Singh)

Encroachments along Buddha Nullah push it to brink of breach

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:08 AM IST
Encroachments have reduced the width of the drain, thus affecting its water-holding capacity and leading to overflow every monsoon
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)
The PPCB had been asked by the NGT to submit an action taken report and the next action would be taken after that report(HT Photo)

NGT panel slams PPCB for inaction against industrial units dumping waste in Buddha Nullah

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 12:59 PM IST
Members of the committee conducted a surprise check here on Friday and collected samples of the waste from eight dyeing and electroplating units
A sewage treatment plant at Jamalpur in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)
A sewage treatment plant at Jamalpur in Ludhiana.(HT PHOTO)

Failed water samples, rising pollution, PPCB had enough reason to drag MC to court

By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:31 PM IST
Biannual report of water samples collected from Jamalpur STP outlet reveal that contaminants in the water are beyond the permissible limits set by Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
Garbage dumped in Buddha Nullah near Haibowal Bridge in Ludhiana.(HT File)
Garbage dumped in Buddha Nullah near Haibowal Bridge in Ludhiana.(HT File)

Projects worth Rs 111 crore approved for cleaning of toxic Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 02:18 PM IST
The central government will bear 1/3 share of the total cost of the projects while the rest would be paid by the state government.
Deputy commissioner Pradeep Agrawal with members of the state-level team during their visit to Buddha Nullah on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Deputy commissioner Pradeep Agrawal with members of the state-level team during their visit to Buddha Nullah on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

No let-up in industrial waste influx into Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 01:26 PM IST
After the issue of pollution in water bodies of Punjab was raised by the National Green Tribunal, the state government initiated action and 995 crores were allocated for cleaning of the nullah.
Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)
Aam Aadmi Party workers filling bottles with water from Budha Nullah at Gaunspur village in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The bottles were carried in a special vehicle (below) from the nullah.(HT Photo)

Ludhiana: Filled with Buddha Nullah water, AAP to ‘gift’ bottles to MLAs, MPs

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:28 PM IST
Symbolic protest: Demand special session of the Vidhan Sabha over pollution of water bodies.
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