District Environment Plan
Hon’ble National Green Tribunal in O.A.No. -360/2018, dated 26/09/2019 ordered regarding constitution of District Committee (as a part of District Planning Committee under Article 243 ZD) under Articles 243 G, 243 W, 243 ZD read with Schedules 11 and 12 and Rule 15 of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.
In the above said order, it is stated that among others
‘Chief Secretaries may personally monitor compliance of environmental norms (including BMW Rules) with the District Magistrate once every month. The District Magistrates may conduct such monitoring twice every month. We find it necessary to add that in view of Constitutional provisions under Articles 243 G, 243 W, 243 ZD read with Schedules 11 and 12 and Rule 15 of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 it is necessary to have a District Environment Plan to be operated by a District committee (as a part of District Planning Committee under Article 243 ZD)’
In this regard, Environment & Forest Deptt, Govt of Assam vide No- FRM -184/2019/8, dtd 17/10/2019 instructed the Deputy Commissioners to prepare District Environmental Plans by constituting District Environment Committee (as a part of District Planning Committee) with representatives from Panchayats, Local Bodies, Regional Officers, State PCB and a suitable officer representing the administration, which may in turn be chaired and monitored by the District Collector / District Magistrate .
As per the directions, District Committee in respect of Dhubri district was formed to evolve and execute District Environmental Plan in the Dhubri District. District Environment Committee, Dhubri at Annexure-1
A meeting of the District Committee to evolve the District Environmental Plan in respect of Dhubri District was held on 21st Nov,2019 .
This plan has been prepared in line with the model District Environment Plan (DEP) of CPCB and covers following thematic areas;
1. Waste Management Plan
(i) Solid Waste Management Plan
(ii) Plastic Waste Management
(iii) C&D Waste Management
(iv) Biomedical Waste Management
(v) Hazardous Waste Management
(vi) E-Waste Waste Management
2. Water Quality Management Plan
3. Domestic Sewage Management Plan
4. Industrial Wastewater Management Plan
5. Air Quality Management Plan
6. Mining Activity Management plan
7. Noise Pollution Management Plan