Chandigarh, September 29: Mr. Manoranjan Kalia, Local government Minister Punjab today presided over a high level meeting of Urban Local Bodies in which all the Municipal commissioners, Deputy Directors and Executive Officers were present to take account of Solid waste managements.
Mr. Kalia gave strict guide lines to all teh concerned officers that it’s primary and most important duty of all the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) to provide clean environment and better sanitation services to the people of the state. The Executive Officers (EO’s) should develop requisite sensitivity in this matter. He said traffic problem, particularly parking of vehicles outside on the roads in front of Hotels, Shopping Malls and Hospitals should be controlled effectively. For this, he said traffic regulating agency should be provided by the Urban Local Bodies, which should be outsourced and recovery vans should be deployed to remove such vehicles and expenditure on evacuation should be charged from the owner of the vehicle.
Giving strict instructions Mr. Kalia said all the EO’s should inspect their respective towns twice in a day to ensure proper sanitation and cleanliness of their respective towns. He said that debris of buildings which were under construction should be removed through tippers and expenditure on it showed be charged from the owner.
Keeping in view to implement Advertisement Policy of the Government effectivity, Strict Checking of advertisements should be made on regular basis so that income of the authority should be increased.
Earlier Mr. S. Baskaran Senior Manger of Infrastructure Development Corporation gave power point presentation at length on solid waste management.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included, Mr. D.S. Bains, Principal Secretary Local Government, Mr. Sumeer Kumar, Director Local Government, Mr. A.K. Parbhakar C.V.O. and Mr. Rubinder Singh, Vice president ,Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.