Replace industrial units’ supply with piped natural gas: Goyal
In order to control air pollution in Asia’s biggest steel town Mandi Gobindgarh, the district administration along with industrialists has come up with much needed changes.
In majority of furnaces, side hood suction system with bag filter house has been installed and at several industrial units coal heating system have been replaced with piped natural gas (PNG), said Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Dr Prashant Kumar Goyal today.
The DC said pollution checking centers would be connected with the central server system and it would completely eradicate the possibility of issuance of fake pollution certificates. Moreover, special devices would be installed on roads to check load of vehicles, as overloaded vehicles spread more pollution.
He instructed the officials to speed up the completion of pending road projects and implementation of all the rules and regulations regarding construction from the pollution point of view.
The DC directed officials to take strict action against those commuters who violate the pollution rules and regulations. He stressed on planting saplings on large scale and their proper care.
He also called upon the youngsters, NGOs and other organisations to come forward to eradicate menace of pollution. The DC also aksed the remaining industrial units to shift to PNG as it was available in Mandi Gobindgarh. He said the administration has been promoting e-rickshaws and urged farmers not to burn crop stubble.