Tag: Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB)

Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab

[Chd,Pb] Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab
This approval is for rectangular shape and zigzag brick setting by Punjab State Council for Science & Technology. Brick kilns have been given till September 30, 2019, to make the conversion.
The brick kilns in the process of conversion to induce draft technology with zigzag setting/yet to start the process intending to operate the brick kiln are required to pay environmental compensation on the basis of `polluter pays principle’ to the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) with effect from February 1, 2019, till the adoption of induced draft technology. The compensation has been set Rs. 25,000 per month for zig zag setting with kiln of capacity equal to more than 30,000 bricks per day and Rs. 20,000 per month for kiln of capacity less than 30,000 bricks per day.
The PPCB would ensure that the brick kilns are operated in compliance with the code of practice prescribed by the CPCB, as well as the state board. The Department of Food and Civil Supplies, being the licensing authority, would create awareness and mobilise the brick kiln for conversion to induced draft technology with zigzag setting.
482 brick kilns had already converted to new technology and 559 were in pipeline for shifting to induced draft technology.
Notably, around 2800 brick kilns are operating in Punjab, producing around 15-20 billion bricks per annum. This constitutes about 8% of total production of the country and the brick kiln industry employs about 0.5-0.6 million workers.
Capt’s Cabinet Gives Green Signal To Brick klins in Punjab

Sant Seechewal Gets Back His Membership:PPCB Has Two Babas

[Chd,Pb]Sant Seechewal Gets Back Punjab Pollution Control Board
Capt Amarinder Singh Correcting Tript Bajwa’s Wrong Doing renominated noted environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal as In Punjab Pollution Control Board[PPCB] member, with immediate effect.
Chief Minister has also ordered nomination of two environmentalists on PPCB panel instead of one as prescribed in the earlier guidelines of the Board, so as to widen the ambit of its functioning to tackle the menace of environmental pollution across the state far more efficaciously.
Board would now have two environmentalists,
[1]Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal and recently nominated member
[2]Baba Sewa Singh, the chairman of the Nishan-e-Sikhi Charitable Trust, Khadoor Sahib.
Pertinently, the Board has currently 18 members including chairman, five administrative secretaries from different government departments, five representatives from the local authorities, four members as representatives from industry, trade, commerce and fisheries etc, two members from the state controlled and managed corporations, besides a member secretary.

Punjab Waste Management Society Partners with PPCB

[Amritsar,Pb]Punjab Waste Management Society Partners with PPCB
The Punjab Plastic Waste Management Society, a consortium of 26 FMCG companies, has collaborated with the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to launch a five-year programme for effectively managing post-consumer multi-layered packaging (MLP) in the state.
Punjab Environment Minister O P Soni inaugurated the initiative along with PPCB Chairman Satwinder Singh Marwaha.
This Consortium includes PepsiCo India, Perfetti Van Melle, Nestl India, Dabur India, DharmpalSatyapal Group, Haldiram, Hector Beverages, P&G, Patanjali,Godrej Consumer Products, Tata Chemicals, Cremica, among others.