Mian Altaf for installation of scanners at Lakhanpur, Lower Munda


Jammu, Nov 6: Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department is contemplating to install scanners at Lakhanpur and Lower Munda to plug transportation of banned material, including polythene, in Jammu and Kashmir.
 “The Pollution Control authorities shall ensure thorough checking of interstate Goods Carriers at Lakhanpur and Lower Munda to plug the transportation of the banned material into the state”, Minister for Forest and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmed said while chairing a high level meeting of the department convened to review the pace of ongoing development projects and funds incurred there off, here today
 He suggested installing scanners to check the transportation of illegal and environmental hazardous material through these points. He instructed the authorities to intensify inspections through special checking squads to enforce blanket ban on use of polythene.
 He also directed for initiating stringent action against manufacturing units found indulging manufacturing of non-degradable and recycled   polythene bags.
 The Minister also directed to keep close vigil on the disposal of the medical waste by the hospitals. “Proper disposal of the medical waste shall be ensured by frequent checking of the hospitals and Nursing Homes”, he added.
 Altaf also called upon all the heads of forest and its allied Departments to ensure time bound completion of all ongoing forest and environment conservation projects   in the State, adding that any delay or negligence in this regard would be viewed seriously.
 The Minister instructed concerned authorities to formulate action plans for identified areas and submit the same for approval so that the under execution work would not suffer for want of exchequer.
 Altaf exhorted upon the heads of different wings of forest department, Environment, Wild Life, Social Forestry, Pollution Control Board and Soil Conservation to personally monitor  project sites and ensure timely completion  and use of standard material. 

Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 7 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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