06062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/6/2018 12:31 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 6 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Environment Day Sirf naam hi kaafi hai... Reese to return If you can not refuse plastic, refuse it, exhorts NGO. P2 What’s in a name? Well, for starters, history, identity and sentiment... P3 Reese Witherspoon is all set to reprise her role as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 40°C MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 30°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.23 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.19 AM Social body notice to DC, MC on landfills in city Driver cooked up story to usurp ~1.5 L FAKE LOOTING Tribune News Service Tribune News Service 14-QUESTIONS ASKED Jalandhar, June 5 On the occasion of World Environment Day today, a city-based social group IndoAmerican Friends Group has served a legal notice to Secretary, Local Bodies, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar, and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, regarding irregular, ill-maintained landfills in the city. Filing a notice through lawyer Mandeep Singh Sachdev, chairman of the group Raman Dutt has written, “That some of the landfills which have been earmarked by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar are in Plaza Chowk, Urban Estate Phase-I near Market, Model Town near Model Town Market, Basti Bawa Khel, Bhagat Singh Chowk and various other places. Everyday, tonnes of garbage is thrown on the said landfills which are within the residential and commercial areas of Jalandhar city where even the roads are blocked due to garbage.” The notice mentions, “It is very hard to even pass from near the garbage due to breeding of mosquitoes and also due to pungent smell because of dead animals in these heaps. The landfills are ■ How many landfills are there in Jalandhar city the garbage is being picked from there? and which are the places landmarked for the said landfills? ■ Whether the said landfills are covered? ■ After how many days, the landfills are cleaned by picking of garbage from there? ■ After picking of the garbage from the landfills,where is it being thrown? ■ Is there any mechanism to deal with the garbage which includes specific material so that the same is not a health hazard to residents of Jalandhar and Punjab? ■ Is there any sanitation being done on a daily basis on the said landfills within the city? ■ Can landfills be taken to some isolated place and where? ■ How much money is being spent per month for maintaining the landfills and the main dumps for sanitation? ■ Whether the said area where the landfills are situated, sanitation on a daily basis is maintained so that mosquitoes breeding there are killed? ■ Whether the landfills are being cleaned when ■ Whether any special equipment has been cleaned just twice a week by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, by lifting the garbage through trucks. Since the sites fall within the thickly populated area of Jalandhar city, the landfills have been giving a very sorry picture to Jalandhar city which has been approved in the list of Smart Cities, project for which has been started by the Government of India.” Dutt has said that many times, the matter has been given to safai karamcharis who are collecting garbage from residential, commercial and other establishments to the landfills and from the landfills to the main dump garbage. If yes, then what and if no, then why? ■ Whether any monitoring is being done by taking health authorities in consultation as to whether chikengunia, dengue and malaria etc which take thousands of lives every year, during monsoons are direct result of said landfills which are within the thickly populated areas? ■ What steps are being taken by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, in consultation with Civil Surgeon, Jalandhar, to deal with the situation of different tracks of diseases like dengue, chikengunia , malaria etc during the breeding of mosquitoes. ■ Whether the garbage being picked from the landfills in vehicles for taking the same to garbage dumps are being taken in totally covered vehicles? brought to the notice of the authorities to have a permanent solution to the said garbage throwing, but till date, no mechanism has been made to deal with the problems arising out of it. “Even residents of Jalandhar want to know as to where the garbage picked from the landfills is thrown and as to whether the garbage is being recycled and as to whether the same is being dealt within the norms of environment savings,” he has written. He adds that garbage which is being thrown in Wariana village which is again an open place. Through his lawyer, he has posed 14 questions to the authorities and asked them to reply to him in a month’s time or else it would be presumed that they are not doing anything for the betterment of the residents. The lawyer has written that a PIL would then be filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Students of St Soldier’s School with painted faces to celebrate World Envoirment Day in Jalandhar on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Residentsurgedtomakecitycleaner,greener ‘TANDARUST PUNJAB’ MISSION Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 The ‘Tandarust Punjab’ mission was launched at a function here amid a huge gathering covering various age groups. In his address, the Lok Sabha MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh envisioned this scheme as a step forward towards the complete overhaul of the state by ensuring good health and pollutionfree environment. He said the mission would act as a catalyst to improve air quality, water and food quality in the state, thereby ensuring a good living environment for residents of Punjab. Chaudhary Santokh Singh said with the launch of this mission, the day was not far when Punjab would again emerge as the frontrunner in the country for ensuring good quality of life to its residents. The MP said Punjab had always led the nation during all sorts of crisis and Punjabis have been instrumental in providing food security to people. He asked the people to become sensitive towards environment as the efforts of the government would only bear desired fruits with the cooperation of masses. Chaudhary Santokh Singh called upon the people to play a proactive role in the effective implementation of this mission aimed at wellness of all. Addressing the gathering MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku, said it was a step forward towards ensuring good mental and physical health of the Punjabis. He bemoaned that it was unfortunate that most of the people were ignorant about the issues concerning environment of the state. Rinku said pollution must be checked at every cost, otherwise it would prove detrimental to the coming generations. The MLA also advocated the inclusion of environmental studies as a subject in the school curriculum of the state. He said this would help in sensitising the schoolgoing children about this issue from a tender age. During his address, noted environmentalist Sant Seechewal said all residents of the state have to be sensitive towards the protection of our environment as environmental imbalance was hazardous for the health of all. He said every problem has a solution and the people of state must join hands for checking the environmental degradation. Seechewal said that besides government, every individual was duty-bound for protecting the environment by making concerted efforts in this direction. He also suggested a slew of initiatives that could help in transforming the destiny of the people. Earlier welcoming the dignitaries, the Deputy Commissioner told them about the entire mission and said this mission was a visionary decision of the Chief Minister. continued on p2 Campaign launched to implement Act Nawanshahr, June 05 On the day of launch of Tandrust Punjab mission, Food Safety Department started a special campaign to implement Food Safety and Standards Act. Under the campaign, the departmental officials raided dairies and fruit sellers in different areas of the district including Nawanshahr and Rahon and took 10 samples of milk, milk products and fruits, which will be sent to state food lab for analysis and further actions will be taken against the delinquents. Assistant commissioner Manoj Khosla said to ensure quality food products to the public, special drive has been started and checking of all the establishments of food business operators will be intensified in the coming days. c m y b Kapurthala, June 5 The Kapurthala police today claimed to have solved the mystery behind the last week’s “looting” incident in Sultanpur Lodhi. The story turned out to be a concocted one as the police arrested the driver of the same plyboard showroom (who was the complainant in the case) and recovered Rs 1.3 lakh from him. SSP Kapurthala Sandeep Sharma said the driver Gurnam Singh cooked up a story of looting by inflicting injuries on himself and falsely claiming that five Gypsyborne unidentified persons had looted the amount from him after hurting him. The SSP said the arrested driver was returning to Sultanpur Lodhi after delivering the goods at Tarn Taran after collecting an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh. On reaching Shalapur village near Sultanpur Lodhi, he parked the vehicle on roadside and got himself admitted to Civil Hospital at Sultanpur Lodhi after inflicting injuries on himself. He remained admitted in the hospital till June 4 and the police arrested him after his discharge from the hospital. “His injuries were not that grievous and he was changing his own statements every day,” said the SSP On . interrogation, he confessed that he wanted to usurp the money and made out a story of loot. The police have registered a case against him. Three killed in different incidents Phagwara: Harpal Singh (24) reportedly drowned in a tube-well tank in the fields near the Gauns locality in Nakodar on Monday. He was taking bath but accidentally drowned. In the second incident, a boy, Vishal, was killed after consuming poisonous substance mistakenly at his house in Sarhali village on Monday. The police have registered a case. In the third incident one unidentified youth was killed in a road mishap near here on Monday. Woman dies after delivery The accused in police custody in Kapurthala. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Phagwara: Janki Devi, a resident of Kot Rani village died after delivering a girl child on Monday. Munna, the husband of the deceased woman said his wife was brought to Phagwara Civil Hospital on a cart, but she delivered a girl child on the way. She was then admitted to the local Civil Hospital from where the doctors referred her to Jalandhar hospital due to her anaemic condition, where she could not be saved. The police have registered a case.
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