INDORE Geetkar Damodar Virmaal District level environment committee meeting concluded. Principal member of National Green Tribunal (NGT) Dr. Afroz Ahmed has said that Indore has become a model city of the country in the field of environmental improvement, conservation and waste management. Better work is being done in the field of environmental improvement, conservation and waste management in Indore. There is also visible improvement in air quality in Indore. Dr. Ahmed said that now there is a great need for ground water level improvement works in Indore.
NGT Principal Member Dr. Afroz Ahmed was addressing the meeting of the District Level Environment Committee held at the Collector’s office here today. Collector Mr. Ashish Singh, Municipal Corporation Commissioner Mrs. Harshika Singh, District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Mr. Siddharth Jain and officials of related departments were present in the meeting. In the meeting, Dr. Ahmed took information about the progress of the work done under the Environment Plan of Indore district. He said that under the Environment Plan, better work is being done in Indore district. He said that district level environment plan has an important role in the field of environmental improvement, conservation and waste management. Under this plan, now along with cities, gram panchayats have also been included. Work will also be done under this plan in Gram Panchayat. He said that this is a holistic effort towards environmental protection. He said that good work is being done in Indore in the field of environmental protection. He said that no compromise should be made in the field of environmental improvement. Environment is our common heritage. Compromising environmental protection is a crime. He said that a committee should be formed to monitor the ponds.
It should be decided that there should not be any kind of encroachment on the pond land. Maintaining ground water level is the biggest challenge for us. He said that work should be done continuously to improve the ground water level. He also gave instructions to compulsorily develop green belts in new colonies. He said that useful plants should be planted in the green belt. Care should be taken that the stubble does not burn. There should be a provision for water recharging in new buildings. Efforts should be made to plant trees in front of newly constructed buildings.