KMC to scrap hot-mix plants after NGT prod Times of India, 14 February 2020
KOLKATA: National Green Tribunal authorities want Kolkata Municipal Corporation to undertake a multi-pronged approach to prevent pollution in the city. A high-level meeting among officials from KMC, West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), and Metro Rail was held on Thursday to discuss the matter. The officials discussed various issues such as reducing air pollution from hot-mix plants, to make Tolly's Nullah pollution-free by setting up sewage treatment plants and by modernizing the city's waste collection and distribution system. Environmentalist Subhas Dutta was also present at the meeting. According to a KMC official who attended the meeting, the civic top brass has committed to take effective steps to curb pollution in spheres as identified by the NGT authorities. "We have started taking effective steps to curb pollution while transporting waste to the Dhapa dumping ground. We are also committed in setting up sewage treatment plants along Tolly's Nullah to prevent raw waste from mixing with the nullah water," he said. "We have further decided to do away with the hot-mix plants and set up environment-friendly batch-mix units," he added. Download The Times of India News App for Latest City News.