HC directs pollution board to take decision
CHANDIGARH: On a petition seeking directions for shifting the garbage dumping site between Sector 23 and 25 of Panchkula and the proposed solid waste management plant (SWMP) from Jhuriwala, thepunjabandharyanahighcourt has directed the Haryana Pollution Control Board (HPCB) chairman to take a decision on the replies to the show-cause notices issued by the board to the municipal corporation and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) within a week.
The directions came from the division bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation filed by the Residents' Welfare Association of Sector 26 and Vijay Bansal, president of the Shivalik Vikas Manch. The petitioners had informed the court that as per the RTI information, the city's solid waste was being dumped at the present site without permission from the state pollution control board. They said Hudahadneverallottedthepresent dumping site to the authorities concerned, adding that the dumped garbage was inconveniencing the nearby residents due to its foul smell.
The case would now come up for hearing on March 13.
SUKHNA LAKE RESTORATION
Taking up an application filed by the Punjab government seeking directions for constituting a technical committee for impact assessment to ensure proper measures so that Sukhna Lake is well fed with water from approximately 5,000 acres of forest area, the Punjab and Haryana high court has issued notice of motion to Chandigarh and Haryana. The application filed by the Punjab government came up for hearing before the division bench of chief justice Ranjan Gogoi and justice Mahesh Grover on Tuesday. It was submitted since the land under the nalla was individually held, it has been put to various uses both in villages Kaimbwala of Chandigarh and Kansal of Punjab. The ground reality reveals that the nalla is now non-existent since diversion of Kansal nadi, . The matter would now come up for hearing on March 12.