Deputy Commissioner gives deadline till December 31 to transfer kiln kiln owners to kiln zig zag technology
Mandi Bahauddin (MBDN News 19 October 2020) Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ali Basra chaired a meeting of the Anti-Smog Committee at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office today to transfer kiln owners across the district to their kilns on ZigZag technology. The deadline is December 31, 2020. The traditional kilns will remain closed from November 07 to December 31, 2020. In the meantime, the Kiln Association has a responsibility to use its capabilities for the benefit of its community to complete the transition of traditional kilns to Zigzag technology. The decision was taken at a meeting of the District Anti-Smog Committee here today.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner General Muhammad Shafiq, CEO Health Dr Muhammad Ilyas Gondal, Deputy Director Agriculture (Extension) Sheikh Muhammad Iqbal, Deputy Director Local Government Shehzad Akhtar, RT Secretary Malik Muhammad Tahir, CO Municipal Committees Mandi Tahir Nadeem Sindhu. , Phalia Bashir Tarar, Tehsil Council Officer Rizwan Bashir Agha, Field Officer Environment Atif Imran, Inspector Traffic Police Pervez Gondal and officers of other concerned departments were also present.
The meeting was briefed by the Field Officer Environment, Deputy Director Agriculture, Secretary RTA and the Police Department on anti-smog operations. The meeting was informed that anti-smog crackdown by Environment Department, Secretary RTA, Agriculture Department, Police is in full swing. In this regard, 5 rice mills located on Phalia Gujarat Road, one paper mill on Ahla Road while 5 kilns in Shaheedwali, Bhakhi, Satsara, Mano Chak and Malikwal have been sealed for emitting smoke. Similarly, FIRs were registered against 8 persons for violating anti-smog and burning of paddy residues.
The meeting was informed that a fine of Rs. 257,500 was imposed during the operation against the emitting vehicles. The meeting was further informed that there are 24 kilns in Mandi Bahauddin district and 214 are functional while 51 kilns are working on ZigZag technology. Due to which Mandi Bahauddin district is ranked 5th in the province in terms of technology transfer. On which the Deputy Commissioner said that smog has already been declared a disaster by the provincial government. He clarified in the meeting that traditional kilns should not be allowed to be operational without transfer to ZigZag technology. He said that smoke emitting vehicles should not be allowed on the highways under any circumstances and their fitness certificates should be canceled and closed.
He said that smoke from chimneys and vehicles of mills and kilns causes smog on which accidents on highways result in loss of precious lives. “Smog is also extremely harmful to human health, which is why the government has declared it a disaster and decided to immediately stop its causes,” he said.