Improve solid waste management or face action, 184 civic bodies told

21-Oct-2015 # Clean India Source: The Times of India

The central pollution watchdog has issued notices to civic authorities of 184 cities/towns across the country asking them to complete all civic formalities and “seek consent” under the Water Act within 60 days to set up sewage and solid waste management facilities. If they fail to follow on complying with the notices, the board will take legal action against them. Besides, the environment ministry will assign 20 joint secretary-level officers to monitor all 43 Critically Polluted Areas (CPAs) across the country to see whether the central action plan is being properly implemented or not to minimize the impact of pollution.

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