Ferozepur, June 4, 2018: Punjab Governments prestigious "Mission Tandarust Punjab" would be launched from tomorrow to mark the world environment day at Ferozepur.
The project was aimed to provide quality life to the citizens of the state with pollution free environment and affordable medical facilities. A district level function would be organized on 5th june at Smart palace, Zira at 11 Am where Divisional commissioner Mr.Sumer Singh Gurjar would preside over. on this occasion 75 farmers of the district who do not set fire to the agro waste will be honored.
`Tandarust Punjab’ is a comprehensive mission, which has been envisaged by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as a holistic initiative to take care of the state’s air quality, water quality, and safe food, thus ensuring a good living environment for the citizens of Punjab.
The Mission has been evolved, as a focused and integrated approach towards creating a healthy Punjab, in consultation with all the stakeholders to work. The main goal of the Mission will be to provide clean drinking water, improve air quality, ensure growing and consuming unadulterated food and food products, and to improve the physical and mental health of the people of Punjab.”
Deputy Commissioner Mr. Ramvir said that in district Ferozepur specific roles and responsibilities have been allocated to the various departments involving in the implementation process.
Given the criticality of Health to the Mission’s objective, the Department for Health has been entrusted with the task of making people aware about the food safety concerns and effective implementation of Food Safety Act, especially ensuring the prescribed quality of Milk and Milk Products. Preventing sale of spurious and unauthorized medicines as well as sale by unlicensed chemists is also high on the Department’s agenda, which will also work towards creating awareness about Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases and stressing upon preventive health aspects. Free health screening of all citizens above the age of 30 years will be undertaken by the Department, which will also ensure effective implementation of the government’s School Health Programme.
To ensure adequate safe potable drinking water availability in rural areas by the Department of Water Supply & Sanitation would test water quality from time to time to ensure that physical, biological and chemical parameters are within prescribed limits. Regular drives for vehicular pollution check by the Department of Transport, and laying protocols for safe water in rural and urban areas by the Department of Environment is another priority agenda.
The Department of Environment will also undertake regular monitoring to ensure ambient air quality, besides creating awareness against crop residue burning and implementing NGT order in this regard. It will check industrial pollution and ensuring effluents/emissions within laid down norms, and also ensure safe disposal of Plastic/e-Waste and Bio-medical waste as per the prescribed rules.
Other departments involved in the Mission implementation are Department of Local Government, Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture, Department of Cooperation, Department of Forests (Ghar Ghar Hariyali), Department of Sports, Department of Public Works, Department of Water Resources, and Department of Rural Development and Panchayats Each department will designate one Nodal Officer to oversee the programme implementation and coordinate with the Mission Director.