Rtd HC judge inspects waste management system in Noida
Noida: Retired Justice of Allahabad High Court Devi Prasad Singh who is also the chairman of Uttar Pradesh Solid Waste Management Monitoring Committee, on Wednesday, visited Noida and lashed heavily on the violations of environment and solid waste management system in the city.
Singh inspected the waste management dumpsite at sector 54 in Noida and set a deadline for June 30 for all open waste at dumpsite to be covered to ensure that the waste so not seep inside during rainy season which pollute the ground water.
Addressing Media, Singh said that the condition of solid waste management in Noida and Ghaziabad is pathetic while all the dumpsite across the two cities are uncovered which not only pollutes the air but also creates a havoc to the people living in these areas.
"During the visit in Noida and Ghaziabad, we have found that there is no proper solid waste management system be it processing, segregation or door to door collection of garbage. We have set a deadline of 30th June to ensure that no garbage or dumpsite is left uncovered while the local bodies must also ensure that three dustbins – for wet, dry and plastic waste – must be kept in all public places and a fourth dustbin in hospitals for bio medical waste," said Singh. Singh raised concerns over the illegal encroachment across the banks of hindon river in Ghaziabad. "The oxygen level in hindon river is zero which has not only affected the biodiversity but is also polluting the ground water. We have directed the authorities to immediately stop the illegal constructions on Hindon flood plains," added Singh.