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Arrange for separate collection of biomedical waste and other items from homes - DC

AMRIK SINGH | May 26, 2022 11:01 AM

AMRITSAR: Deputy Commissioner Mr. Harpreet Singh Sudan directed the officers of the Municipal Corporation to collect wet and dry waste from the houses on the same lines as the arrangements for collection of bio-medical waste from hospitals. Arrangements should be made for separate collection of such waste as well.

While addressing the meeting of District Environment Committe which was held here today Mr Harpreet Singh Sudan said that today there
is a lot of garbage in households used for sugar testing, injections given to humans and pets, expired medicines, blades used for shaving kits and other such items which are mixed with dry garbage. This waste should not be collected, but should go to the biomedical waste disposal plant.
Mr. Sudan directed that a trial be conducted in one of the areas of the city.
Taking serious note of the trees being uprooted from roads and other public places in the name of development during the meeting, Mr. Sudan said that such trees which could be easily moved from one place to another should not be uprooted.
He said that by doing so we were destroying the greenery of the city and depleting the sources of oxygen which could not be tolerated.
The Deputy Commissioner asked to make arrangements to use the excess water from the sewage treatment plant at Ibnan for irrigation in the fields instead of dumping it in the drain. The Deputy Commissioner, who was planning to manage the excess water of the dairies and factories being dumped in the Tung Dhab drain, which is becoming a major cause of pollution, asked the officials of the department to try bacteria based management for manure management. He said that it was not proper to cover the water resources or carry them through pipes, so a plan should be drawn up to purify the water and use it for agriculture. In today's meeting Additional Deputy Commissioner Urban Development Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, Axion Pollution Control Board Mr. Harpal Singh, Civil Surgeon Dr. Charanjit Singh and officials of other departments were present.

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