Chief Secretary reviews implementation of NGT guidelines

Raipur: Chief Secretary Sunil Kujur reviewed progress in implementation of National Green Tribunal (NGT) guidelines during his interaction with the district collectors through video conferencing at Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan) here recently.

He instructed to take action on the letter released by the Commissioner Agriculture Production to tackle situation arising out of scanty rainfalls. Reminding of NGT guidelines Chief Secretary said that arrangements for solid waste management, plastic management and bio waste management should be made in all the districts. Some private institutions have applied for licence for bio medical waste management. The Chief Secretary said that all collectors were issued letters over NGT.

Accordingly after completing monitoring in fifteen days land should be earmarked for management of bio waste, he said. He also reviewed progress in construction of compost shed and opening of SLRN centre in civic bodies in the state in compliance with NGT guidelines. Kujur also reviewed NGT’s combined action plan and works of formation of state level task force, environmental conservation and creation of green belt in polluted industrial belts. He also reviewed the allotment of land for plantation in polluted urban areas.

Kujur said that Commissioner, Agriculture Production KDP Rao sent letters to all collectors on July 26. According to the letter, the revenue, agriculture and other concerned department officials must ensure continuous monitoring of the situation in view of scanty rainfalls and spectre of drought looming large in the state.

Principal Secretary in industry department Manoj Kumar Pingua, water resource department secretary Avinash Champawat, health secretary Niharika Barik Singh, environment secretary P Sangeeta and officials from concerned departments were present during video conferencing.

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