Dipender Manta

Tribune Information Service

Mandi, December 31

The ACC cement plant at Barmana in Bilaspur district has turn out to be a significant supply of air air pollution in close by Salappar, Kangu and Dehar panchayats of Mandi district.

Individuals of the world allege that ill-effects of the plant, arrange in 1984, have began changing into seen now. Numerous folks have been troubled with illnesses like most cancers, tuberculosis and bronchial asthma, they declare.

Smoke and dirt emanating from the plant is harming ecology of the world. Leaves of crops and grass blades within the space could be seen coated with a thick layer of mud. 

Noise air pollution within the space, particularly through the night time, has additionally gone up drastically over the previous few years.

“Locals proceed to face ill-effects of this plant, however none of them has been offered any aid or employment below the rehabilitation plan,” residents declare.

Jitender Verma of Salappar stated he introduced the matter to the discover of Himachal Pradesh Excessive Court docket in February this 12 months, which constituted an skilled committee to evaluation the scenario. 

The Bilaspur Deputy Commissioner is the pinnacle of the committee, whereas Mandi Deputy Commissioner is its member.

“We’ve got requested the plant authorities to work out an answer to scale back air pollution within the space and supply aid and employment to the affected folks. 

Salapar, located solely 200 metre away from cement plant, was excluded from the compensation and rehabilitation plan,” they stated.

Salappar gram panchayat vice-chief Jagdish Chand stated no compensation was offered to the folks of three panchayats of Mandi district because the plant authority stated the plant was located in Bilaspur district.

Mandi Further Deputy Commissioner Raghav Sharma stated, “On the instructions of the Excessive Court docket, the skilled committee held a gathering with representatives of gram panchayats involved and cement plant authorities yesterday. 

They’ve been requested to offer particulars about air air pollution stage, funds allotted for aid, and so forth. Quickly, the panel will submit a report back to the HC for additional motion.” 

Well being hazard

  • Smoke and dirt emanating from the plant is harming ecology moreover resulting in illnesses like most cancers, TB and bronchial asthma amongst native residents
  • Leaves of crops and grass blades could be seen coated with a thick layer of mud
  • Noise air pollution within the space, particularly through the night time, has additionally gone up over the previous few years



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