Ramban: District-Level Environment Committee (DLEC) today met here under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam to discuss various issues pertaining to the conservation and management of the environment in the district.
The DC reviewed the preparedness of different departments for organizing varied activities as envisaged in the District Environment Plan. The DC passed directions to concerned officers to take strict action against the individuals and agencies found violating the environment conservation rules.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Harbans Lal, ASP Rajni Sharma, CMO, GM DIC, District Officer, PCB, DFOs, and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
The DC stressed on taking concrete steps for improvement of all environment conservation parameters in the district, including widespread plantation initiatives, measures to curb use of plastic/ polythene, improving disposal of solid waste and hospital waste etc.
He directed DPO to start an anti polythene-drive besides starting renovation and rejuvenation of water bodies across the district.
After threadbare discussion, the members of DLEC were directed to go through the National Green Tribunal Guidelines and ensure that the directions are implemented in letter and spirit.
The DC directed the Municipal Committees to monitor the ongoing construction works to prevent illegal constructions in their respective limits, besides establishing domestic hazardous waste collection points in their areas for its proper disposal.
“Community participation, mass awareness, strengthening of agencies working for saving the environment, soil and moisture conservation, water conservation, measures aimed at curbing air and water pollution would be taken on mission mode”, he added.
Earlier, concerned officers apprised the DC about the status of air, noise pollution and E-waste, Bio waste, solid waste and liquid waste management in the district. The DC directed them to ensure proper implementation of the directions issued by the Pollution Control Board.