03092017-btd-01.qxd 9/2/2017 10:43 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Water pipe leakage Sibling revelry It’s all in the name The problem of water pipe leakage at Rose Garden Chowk again comes to light P2 Actress Shamita Shetty will be appearing on screen after a long time. P3 Aaryaa Sharma reveals why she changed her name from Deepti to Aaryaa. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 32°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.52 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.08 AM NGT team inspects waste treatment plant Officials have been asked to correct flaws; report of the inspection will be submitted on Sept 6 NGT to further action Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 2 A three-member team formed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today inspected the Bathinda solid west plant located on the Mansa here. It was the second visit of team before the submission of its report on September 6. Earlier, the team inspected the plant on August 14 and prepared its report on the basis of its inspection. It had ordered the authorities concerned to follow the NGT’s new guidelines and correct the flaws in the plant. Today, the purpose of the team was to inspect whether the guidelines of the NGT are being implemented in the plant. During the visit, the team expressed displeasure over the directions of CCTV cameras installed in the plant. It instructed the officials concerned to get them fixed. A report regarding the current situation of the Solid Waste Management Plant set-up will be submitted to ■ Earlier, the team inspected the plant on August 14 and prepared its report on the basis of its inspection. It had ordered the authorities concerned to follow the NGT's new guidelines and correct the flaws in the plant. On Saturday, the purpose of the team was to inspect whether the guidelines of the NGT are being implemented at the plant. ■ During the visit, the team expressed displeasure over the directions of CCTV cameras installed at the plant. It instructed the officials concerned to get them fixed. ■ The MC and company, which is operating the plant, will mention the techniques used to dispose of the garbage and the NGT's guidelines are being followed in their report. Besides, they will have to mention the steps taken to prevent the stench coming out of the plant. Based on the report, the NGT will take further action in the case. . A three-member team formed by the NGT holds a meeting with officials of the plant in Bathinda on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on September 6. The MC and company, which is operating the plant, will mention the techniques used to dispose of the garbage and the NGT’s guidelines are being fol- lowed in their report. Besides, they will have to mention the steps taken to prevent the stench coming out of the plant. Based on the report, the NGT will take further action in the case. Dr Babu Ram, member sec- 155-kg poppy husk recovered from car MUKH MANTRI AWAS YOJNA Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 2 To fulfil its poll promise, the government today started the process of allotting houses to the homeless under the Mukh Mantri Awas Yojna. The government has come up with application forms for the homeless to avail the scheme. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has sent the application forms to municipal corporations and councils. The applicants will be able to avail the scheme by submitting the application to their respective Municipal Corporations or Councils. Later, these forms will be sent to the PUDA. Thereafter, the PUDA will get these forms verified through the respective Deputy Commissioners (DCs). After the report of the DC, the application form of the applicant will be sent to the state-level appraisal committee. Only after get- retary, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB); Bimal Hatwal, Joint Director, Ministry of Environment and Forest; Dr Fiwi Johal from the Department of Civil Engineering, PETA, Chandigarh inspected the plant. The team specially checked the foul smell emanating from the plant. At a meeting with officials, the team members also took details about the garbage disposal capacity of the plant. On August 4, after hearing the government and company’s versions, the NGT has strictly instructed both to operate the Bathinda solid waste management plant in every situation and submit a report in the next hearing on September 6. During the previous hear- Bathinda, September 2 The Sangat police have recovered 155 kg of poppy husk from a Creta car near Muhala village. After seeing the police, two persons in the car fled the scene. The accused has been identified as Lala Singh, a resident of Barnala while another accused remains to be identified. A case has been registered against the accused at the Sangat police station. Paramjeet Singh, SHO of the Sangat police station, said acting on a tip-off, police personnel were deployed near Muhala village. He said a car (HR-26-CZ-4338) had stopped near the check-post and two persons fled the spot after seeing the police, leaving the car behind. After checking the car, they recovered 155 kg of poppy husk from the car, he added. Process of allotting houses to homeless begins MCs, councils get forms of the scheme The government has come up with application forms for the homeless to avail the scheme. The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has sent the application forms to municipal corporations and councils. The applicants will be able to avail the scheme by submitting the application to their respective Municipal Corporations or Councils. . ting approval from the committee, the applicant will be able to avail the scheme. Besides, the corporations and councils will again conduct surveys of those who do not have their own house. Along with the application form, the applicant has to provide self-declaration in respect to its annual income. The required documents will also be attached with the form and the verification will be done on their basis. After the approval from the Cabinet on August 4, the government has issued a notification in this regard. The government has divided the scheme into two parts. In the first part, those are included who will get free houses from the government. The SC and BC categories have also been included in the first part. It is further divided into two phases. In the first phase, houses will be given to the families having an annual income of less than Rs 3 lakh while in the second phase, families having an annual income of less than Rs 5 lakh will get houses. In the second part, those people have been kept who do not their own houses. They are placed in different categories based on their annual incomes. In which, the LIG category is for the families having an income of less than Rs 6 lakh, families having an income up to Rs 12 lakh have been kept in MIG-I and families having an income up to Rs 18 lakh have been placed in the MIGII category. For the implementation of the scheme at the grassroots level, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has constituted a committee to monitor and implement the scheme. Those who have been living in the state for the past 10 years or more than that and having a domicile can avail the scheme. People born in Punjab will also get priority in the scheme. The applicant will also have to provide the identity proof of living in the urban area and Aadhaar. Senior Deputy Mayor Tarsem Goyal said, “If the government is sincere, it is a very good scheme. We must rise above the party line for the implementation of the scheme.” — TNS ing, company officials said they were disposing of 110 tonnes of waste from the city. Due to a number of protests by locals, the government had stopped bringing garbage from the surrounding areas to the plant. PPCB SE Tejinder Kumar, XEN SS Dhaliwal, SDO Rohit Singla, PMIDC’s project manager Baljinder Pal Singh Sahni and JITF Company’s GM Varinder Singh Luthra and Umesh Mehta were also present at the time of inspection. SNIPPETS Motorcycle stolen Bathinda: A motorcycle has been stolen from the District Courts complex. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered at the Civil Line police station against unidentified persons. Complainant Karanveer Singh, a resident of Nathana, told the police that his motorcycle (PB-03W-4178) was stolen from the District Courts complex on August 31. Kulwinder Singh, who is investigating the case, said a case had been registered and the investigation was on. TNS Brotherhood People greet each other after offering prayers on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha in Bathinda on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA State-level job fair fails to attract youngsters Owners can get marriage palaces regularised by Oct 31 Ravi Chandel Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 2 A 10-day state-level job fair being organised at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University has failed to attract a large number of youngsters. The fair is being organised under the state government’s ghar ghar naukri scheme. However, the district administration is putting in a lot of efforts to make the job fair a success. The last day of the fair has been extended till September 3. To date, only 500 candidates were shortlisted for the final round. Of the total candidates, around 100 have been selected by companies. Students said despite fulfilling the eligibility criteria and even having a work experience of two to three years, the companies were not offering a respectable package due to which many candidates had left the job Officials during a state-level job fair at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO fair without appearing for the interview. Satish Kumar, a candidate from Parsram Nagar, said, “I did a diploma in gas welding last year but companies are offering only an annual package of Rs 60,000. It is not going to make any difference in my livelihood.” Another candidate Rampreet Singh, said, “I have a work experience of two years with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited. Despite that, the companies are not offering a respectable package. It is just pretence of the state government to tell the people that it has organised a state-level job fair to create employment opportunities. But the reality is different.” Dr Rajesh Gupta, Training and Placement Officer, said, “Considering the tensed situation in the city from August 25 to 29, we have extended the last date of the fair from August 31 to September 3. Heavy rain in the past few days has led to a fewer number of candidates at the fair.” On being asked about the c m y b package and companies list, Gupta said, “We are here to assist company officials and candidates who are coming here to attend the job fair. We don’t have any idea about the package.” Companies like M/s Partap Spintex Ltd., M/s Sportking India Ltd., New National Steel Industries, Cargill India, Northern Coolers and Fan Manufacture Association have come to the fair to recruit employees. “Moreover, the administration has asked 24 local firms to attend the job fair and recruit the employees. But out of which, only five local firms have come,” he added. Experts said it was not the suitable time to organise a state-level job fair as a numbers of firms were suffering from demonetisation. They said due to the implementation of the GST, companies were not in the position to recruit more employees. Tribune News Service Bathinda, September 2 The owners of unauthorised marriage palaces can submit applications for the regularisation of their palaces by October 31. All applications will be settled by December 31, 2017. The Punjab Government has implemented a new policy for the regularisation of marriage palaces. Under the new policy, some rules have been drafted by the government and a few rules have been formed for newly constructed palaces. Some relaxation has been given to old marriage palaces by providing them a chance to be regularised. Under the policy, at least 2,000 sq m (2392 square yards) space will be required to build a marriage palace. No marriage palace will be built in less than 2,000 sq m. At the same time, constructing a new marriage palace will cover only 35 per cent of the total area and it will be necessary to reserve 50 per cent of the area for the parking lot. As per the information available, the owners of the 1,090 palaces have applied for regularisation in the state. Of the total palaces, 109 are regular and the CLU of 401 is cleared while 580 cases are pending. The owners will have to get their palaces regularised by fulfilling the criteria of the policy. On behalf of the government, the policy has given relaxation to the old marriage palaces as compared to the new palaces. The Punjab Urban Plan- ning and Development Authority has clearly stated in the policy that if the owners is not regularised by the October 31, they will not be able to run their palaces. The sewerage, water and electricity connections of the palace will be disconnected. Later, it will be sealed. Legal action against the owner will also be initiated. Earlier, a marriage palace could be constructed on 1,200 sq m. Now, the area has been increased to 2,000 sq m. The width of the new marriage palace’s approach road has also been increased from 2,000 sq m to 4,000 sq m. An MC official said it was a great opportunity for the owners to get their marriage places regularised under the new policy.
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