SUBJECT :Waste Management 

 More trouble lies ahead for the Jaypee garbage processing plant at Dadu Majra as the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) has issued a show-cause notice to the plant for violations.

The committee has given 15 days to the plant management to reply to the notice. It has asked the management to show cause why the plant should not be sealed and legal action initiated against them for the violations.

The notice was served after a team of the CPCC found several irregularities and shortcomings in the functioning of the plant.

The team found that the effluent treatment plant was not working properly and merely water had been filled to show that the plant was operational. The staff were not able to explain the operation of the plant. During the inspection, it was found that solid waste was stored in huge quantities and in an indiscriminate manner. When it rained, the solid waste went into the sewerage without being treated.

Besides, the unit had failed to deposit the water cess. The committee said the air pollution-control devices were not functioning properly and were leaking.

Mayor to attend NGT hearing today

The Mayor and the Commissioner will attend a hearing of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on July 11. The NGT had asked the MC Commissioner and the MDof Jaypee Associates to be present during the next hearing. Jaypee Associates has challenged the decision of the MC to terminate the contract saying there were mala fide intentions behind the move. The MC has prepared a report stating that in the past one month, the plant had accepted only 133 tonnes of the 429 tonnes of solid waste sent to it.

Modus operandi

The accused, Deepak, a resident of Ulhaas Nagar, Thane, Maharashtra, flew in from Dubai on Monday morning and landed at the local airport. Deepak had hidden 24-carat gold bars, weighing 407 gm, worth Rs 11 lakh, in his orifice.

Source: The Tribune