Coordinator Chief Minister’s Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, today called for making concerted efforts to combat pollution and putting in place effective mechanism for scientific disposal of waste in famed ski resort of Gulmarg.
The Coordinator CM’s Grievance cell stated this at a meeting with officers to take stock of the pollution control and disposal of waste in the tourist resort.
During the meeting, Mufti asked officials about the time frame during which waste disposal plant will be constructed at Gulmarg. To make the process speedy, he asked the officers to expedite process of getting necessary clearances so that work on the plant can be built on time.
The Coordinator was apprised about various steps taken for the scientific disposal of various types of garbage at the Gulmarg. He was briefed that for the proposed plant one kanal of land is presently under consideration. It was said that the plant would need further expansion in future to meet the requirements.
On the occasion, the Coordinator highlighted the hazards of rising pollution levels and its ill effects on the environment and human lives. He said that collective measures are needed to safeguard and tackle the situation at various levels.
He impressed the officials to devise a mechanism so that waste collected at the plant is recycled at the site only thus helping in reducing energy usage and air pollution.
The meeting also discussed many related issues like increase in pollution levels by cement factories, brick kilns and stone crushers.
The meeting was attended by Chief Executive Officer Gulmarg Development Authority Chief Conservator Forest, Kashmir, Director Environment and Ecology, Regional Director Pollution Control Board, Deputy Secretary CM’s Grievance Cell and other concerned.