Gurugram, Oct 13 (IANS) To prevent environment pollution and to ensure compliance of Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) issued by the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) the responsibility of the officials and employees of the Municipal Corporation, Gurugram (MCG) has been fixed and orders in this regard issued by MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh.
According to MCG officials, stern action will be taken against offenders. Even FIRs can be registered and hefty fines levelled by the MCG.
According to orders issued on Tuesday, the grading done under the GRAP, the Gurugram region falls in the poor category in terms of air quality.
For effective implementation of GRAP, a package of actions will be implemented October 15. Under these, the roads on which more dust will fly will be identified and mechanical sweeping and regular sprinkling of water done there.
If environmental norms are violated in construction sites, they will be dealt with strictly. Environmental norms will be ensured in the road construction, strom water drain construction, sewerage line, etc. being carried out by the MCG, the orders said.
Those who burn rubber, plastic waste, clothes waste in public spaces will be monitored and action will be taken as per rules.
In Gurugram city proper cover will be ensured of vehicles carrying solid waste and night patrolling teams formed for proper monitoring of all these, the orders further said.
Places where solid waste and debris are lying, should be picked up within 5 days and taken to the appropriate facilities for scientific disposal.
Along with this, a ban on the use of single-use plastic will be ensured as per the mandate of the Swachh Bharat Mission.
The orders stated that challans and FIRs on burning of garbage, vehicle without cover during garbage transportation, debris dumping related matters, unoccupied construction materials will be lodged if anyone indulges in violation.
“Separate responsibilities have been assigned to the officers and employees concerned for these activities. Along with this, orders have been given to Zone Wise executive engineers and assistant engineers to ensure compliance of the orders in their areas. All the above officers and employees will be sure to send the report of action taken from October 15 till 3 pm daily on the e-mail id [email protected],” a senior MCG official said.
“The Air Lab is also being set up by the civic body under the Environment and Sustainability Wing to ensure day-to-day air quality monitoring and compliance of Graded Response Action Plan. It will also be responsible for monitoring the Samir app and ensuring complaints related to air pollution through social media such as burning of garbage, dumping garbage and other environment-related complaints will be ensured through a lab to be done within the stipulated time frame,” the MCG commissioner said.
“The MCG will monitor 24 hours to prevent pollution and to monitor those who do activities to increase pollution. Teams have been formed for this. Along with this, a letter has also been sent to all councillors and RWA representatives, requesting that they too cooperate in curbing the activities which increase environmental pollution in their respective areas,” Jasprit Kaur, additional commissioner MCG, said.