MC slaps 25k challan on Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS) for burning garbage in Sidhwan canal
Taking strict note of burning of garbage by staff and students of Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS-Sarabha Nagar) in Sidhwan canal on Thursday, Municipal Corporation (MC) has imposed Rs 25000 challan against the school for the illegal activity.
Ludhiana, December 1, 2022: Taking strict note of burning of garbage by staff and students of Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS-Sarabha Nagar) in Sidhwan canal on Thursday, Municipal Corporation (MC) has imposed Rs 25000 challan against the school for the illegal activity.
The school staff and students were caught burning garbage during a cleanliness drive organised by school inside the canal near BRS Nagar canal bridge on Thursday.
MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal stated that burning garbage is an illegal activity and National Green Tribunal (NGT) has also taken strict note of the same in the past.
Challan of Rs 25000 has been issued in the name of school Principal as per the solid waste management and sanitation bylaws, she added.
Aggarwal stated that the field staff has also been directed to keep a vigil and issue challans to the violators who are caught dumping or burning garbage in and around the canal.
MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik and MLA (Ludhiana West) Gurpreet Gogi had also visited the canal site near BRS nagar canal bridge on November 18 and warned the violators of strict action, if they are caught dumping or burning garbage in the canal.
Deputy Commissioner Mrs Surabhi Malik, IAS, stated:
‘On being informed that school authorities have allowed school children to descend into Sidhwan Canal (near MC Zone D office in Sarabha Nagar) for a cleaning exercise; an enquiry has been marked into how this has happened without seeking necessary permissions from the District Administration Ludhiana. While any social spirit is good; however descending into the canal without approvals can put the safety of children at risk. We reiterate that schools must exercise due caution while inculcating social spirit and safety of school children must remain paramount. ADC (Khanna) Amarjit Bains shall be summoning the school authorities to seek reply in this regard.’