Want mass motion to save lots of Punjab’s atmosphere: Consultants
Jalandhar, November 13
A seminar on environmental challenges, organised at Nirmal Kutiya, on the banks of the Kali Bein, known as for a mass motion to save lots of Punjab’s atmosphere.
The chief visitor on the event, Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel stated: “Individuals are falling prey to ailments as a consequence of impure air, water and meals. If individuals don’t change their life-style, all the pieces might be destroyed.”
Stressing clear atmosphere is the precise of each human, he appreciated the work achieved by Rajya Sabha MP and environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal within the discipline of atmosphere. He stated Seechewal mannequin was a humanitarian thought.
Referring to the environmental compensation of Rs 2,080 crore to the Punjab Authorities, he stated this was not a superb, however the compensation for the harm achieved to the atmosphere and a approach of creating the state governments conscious. Justice Goel stated that the quantity can be spent on enhancing the atmosphere.
Addressing the programme, Seechewal stated a provide of 135 litres of consuming water per particular person would assist the therapy crops of the cities run effectively. He stated there had been many violations of the Water Act, 1974, however the Punjab Air pollution Management Board had not punished anybody below this Act. He stated individuals of Punjab had been affected by most cancers and different dreadful ailments as a consequence of polluted atmosphere.
In his tackle, Justice Pritam Pal stated through the work of the monitoring committee, he had imposed a superb of Rs 50 lakh on a former minister of Haryana, the place toxic water was going into the Saraswati river. Justice Jasbir Singh stated if our surroundings was clear then we’d not want hospitals. Former Punjab Chief Secretary SC Aggarwal stated except the executive officers work with the desire, enchancment within the atmosphere was not doable. Babu Ram, a senior member of the monitoring committee, stated there have been 143 rubbish dumps throughout the state; and the
one at Ludhiana is as tall as Qutub Minar over an space of greater than 50 acres. Adarsh Paul Vij, Chairman, Punjab Air pollution Management Board additionally spoke on the event.
On the finish of the programme, visitors had been honoured by environmentalist Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal and so they had been additionally given saplings. After the seminar, Justice Goel and different visitors additionally visited Seechewal fashions at Seechewal village and Talwandi Madho. In one of many fashions, the water is cleaned and used for agriculture, within the different, a pond has been transformed into a ravishing lake and parks have been constructed round it. After this he additionally visited the nursery and planted saplings.
Rs 2K-cr compensation to make govt alert
The imposition of environmental compensation of Rs 2,080 crore on the Punjab Authorities was not a superb, however a approach of creating it conscious of its tasks in the direction of the residents. — Justice AK Goel, NGT Chairperson