Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6.6 C
Calgary
Advertisementspot_img

NGT Experts Visit Kasauli To Assess Its Carrying Capacity

Share:

Advertisementspot_img

Shimla April, 25: A committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday visited the cantonment town of Kasauli and initiated a study on various aspects pertaining to its carrying capacity. The committee headed by Member, Secretary, State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), Sanjay Sood has experts from the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Central Groundwater Board, Irrigation and Public Health and Town and Country Planning Department, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and the Central Pollution Control Board.

NGT
Image Source

The officials visited the site where a HP Tourism Development Corporation’s hotel-cum-museum was proposed to come up. They inspected the site with respect to provision for parking, rain water harvesting, sewage treatment plant, etc. The team also visited the site where the cantonment board disposes the municipal solid waste using an incinerator, revealed Sanjay Sood, Member Secretary, SPCB. They also took stock of the high rise hotels and other commercial buildings raised along the roads. An air sampling would also be conducted to verify the level of ambient air quality in the Kasauli notified area comprising Kasauli and its surrounding panchayats.

No ambient air quality study has as yet been conducted in this area which comprises fragile Himalayan ecology. It was pointed out that plethora of commercial constructions were adversely affecting the environment. A report on the carrying capacity encompassing inflow of tourists, vehicular traffic keeping in view road infrastructure, general scarcity of underground water, availability of drinking water in the town and the overall impact on the air quality and bio-diversity of the area is supposed to be presented before the NGT.

This was the first visit of the committee to the area and pertinent information on quantum of traffic, population, water availability vis-à-vis existing population, ground water level, etc., would be sought from the various departments. The NGT had earlier noted that huge commercial activity was underway in the area which had a fragile ecology. While putting a ban on fresh constructions, the NGT has directed this committee to complete this study within three months.

News Source Tribune India

Himachal Khurki
Himachal Khurki
Himachali with blood, heart & Soul. Gali Gali Himachal Ki Nas Nas Mein Basi Hain. Truly loves & care about the state of Himachal Pradesh

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

Women in Himachal Pradesh more prone to phone-stalking

Shimla, Aug 10: The Chandigarh stalking case has put the spotlight on the increasing incidence of harassment of women by phone in Himachal Pradesh....

Landslides hit traffic on Kalka-Shimla road

Shimla, Aug 26: Heavy rain triggered landslides on the Parwanoo-Dharampur stretch of the national highway on friday with debris also falling on the railway...

16-member panel formed to shortlist nominees: Satti

Una, Oct 9: Una MLA and state BJP president Satpal Singh Satti today said that he has constituted a 16-member committee of senior party...

Nod To Regularise Governement Contract Staff After 3 Years

Shimla May, 3: Virtually getting into the poll mode, the state government decided to regulate the services of contract staff after three years of...

State Government directs NHAI to keep Shimla-Parwanoo highway open 24X7

Shimla, Aug 21: Taking notice of landslides blocking the roads and causing traffic jams, Himachal Pradesh government directed the National Highway Authority of India...
Advertisementspot_img
Advertisementspot_img

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here