4 Housing Societies of Chandigarh served non-compliance notices
Chandigarh, November 25, 2021: The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee today served notices under section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for non-compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 to four societies including BSNL Society, Sector 50, Progressive Society, Sector 50, Pushpak Society, Sector 49 and Kendriya Vihar Society, Sector 48, Chandigarh.
While viewing this issue seriously during the Swachh Sarvekshan review meeting yesterday, Sh. Dharm Pal, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh had directed the Member Secretary, CPCC to issue notices to these societies besides putting display signs of the ‘Non-compliance society’ outside the violating societies.
As per the notice served from the Member Secretary of the CPCC Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conserver of Forest, Chandigarh, it has been observed that the duties of waste generators specified in rule 4 of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 are not being complied properly resulting in the improper disposal of the Municipal Solid Waste by their societies.
The all four societies have been directed to comply with the said rules and intimate the action taken in this regard to Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee with a copy to the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh within 7 days of issue of this notice. In case of failure to comply with the said rules, action under section 15 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the other action as per law shall be initiated against the societies.
According to the rules, all the gated communities and institutions with more than 5000 square meter area shall, within one year from the date of notification of the Solid Waste Management Rules and in partnership with the local body, ensure segregation of waste (wet, dry, domestic hazardous and sanitary waste) at source by the generators as prescribed in these rules, facilitate collection of segregated waste in separate streams, handover recyclable material to either the authorized waste pickers or the authorized recyclers. The bio-degradable waste (wet waste) shall be processed, treated and disposed of through composting or bio-methanation within the premises as far as possible. The residual waste (dry, domestic hazardous and sanitary waste) shall be given to the waste collectors or agency as directed by the local body.