Quarterly progress report of Punjab on waste management, rejuvenation of water bodies among others, 28/04/2022
Quarterly progress report (Jan-Mar 2022) in compliance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, March 7, 2019 in Original Application No. 606/2018.
The NGT had directed states to submit information on the following areas: compliance to solid waste rules including legacy waste; compliance to bio-medical waste rules; compliance to construction and demolition waste; compliance to hazardous waste rules; compliance to E-waste rules; 351 polluter stretches in the country; 122 non-attainment cities; 100 industrial clusters; status of STPs and re-use of treated water among others.
The quarterly progress report of Punjab stated that the state is in the process of issuing instructions to the concerned departments for elimination of single use plastic and implementation of Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The total bio-medical waste generation per day is 17 TPD and the same is being treated at five Common Bio-Medical waste Facilities installed in Mohali, Pathankot, Ludhiana, Muktsar and Amritsar.The hazardous waste generated by 3223 industries in Punjab has been classified as landfillable (30966.96 MT), incinerable (4058.06 MT), recyclable (41752.44 MT) and utilizable (41949.09 MT). The hazardous waste is treated at the common treatment, storage and disposal facility situated in village Nimbua, Derabassi with a capacity of 5.4 lac ton and life span upto 2028.
Work for the rejuvenation of 746 rural ponds has been completed out of 15,715 ponds and under progress in 574 rural ponds.