PUNJAB: Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) directed to pull up socks for making Punjab pollution free

Chandigarh, June 9:

Reiterating firm commitment of his government for making Punjab clean, green and pollution free, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today directed Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to pull up their socks for making Punjab a pollution free state.

Chairing a review meeting here at his residence on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that PPCB is duty bound to ensure that Punjab becomes a pollution free state by taking every possible step.

He said that no laxity in this noble cause can be tolerated and PPCB should set its wheels in motion for ensuring that pollution whether of land, water or air is minimised. Bhagwant Mann said that this is the need of hour to save Punjab for our coming generations and no stone should be left unturned for it.

Dwelling on another issue, the Chief Minister asked the PPCB to immediately launch a major drive for installing pollution free zigzag technology in Brick kilns across the state. He said that the brick kiln owners should be encouraged to equip themselves with the new technology for zero emission of pollution.

Bhagwant Mann categorically said that erring units must be dealt with sternly and severest of severe action should be taken against them.

The Chief Minister also asked the PPCB authorities to tie up with the industrial giants and persuade them to adopt pollution free technology for checking the emission from their units.

He said that the prime focus should be to make industrial units a partner in drive against pollution. Bhagwant Mann assured PPCB fulsome support and cooperation for their drive against pollution.