NPCB issues guidelines for hoteliers
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 9
NAGALAND Pollution Control Board (NPCB) today resolved to request the State government to depute a particular department to enforce the Pesticide Act of 1968.
Interacting with media persons after the NPCB coordination meeting held at Hotel Japfu here this afternoon, MLA and Chairman NPCB, Amenba Yaden, said that efforts are being made towards making the state pollution free.
This is the first meeting of the NPCB only after Yaden took over as the chairman. The last meeting was held in 2011.He informed that while the use of pesticides should be properly checked, the NPCB has decided to approach the government to designate a particular department to enforce it throughout the state.
Yaden said that towards this end, NPCB today launched the Clean Dimapur City Campaign 2013 while also implementing the Solid Management Demonstration Project through the Kohima Municipal Council.
The campaign is likely to be extended to other parts of the State in phase manner, NCPB officials said.
Meanwhile, Yaden also reiterated the NPCB directive based on the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, to control pollution of available water resources.
The directive stated that no industry, which generates substantial effluents, shall discharge the effluents directly into a drain/ stream/ river without being treated as per the guidelines of the Central Pollution Control Board.
It also prohibits any person or business establishment from discharging human excreta wastes directly into the drain/ stream/ river but should do so into a septic tank with soak pit.
The NPCB directive also disallows construction of a pit latrine/ septic tank/ soak pit less than 10 metres away from the source of water such as open well/ hand pump.
NPCB Secretary, Rusovil John, informed that consequent upon the High Court directive to prevent pollution by spillage of oil Changpang Oil field, NCPB has constituted a committee to look into the matter and has subsequently submitted its report to the Court.
He also said that with a view to provide better wayside amenities for travelers and also to tourists, NPCB has issued guidelines to the way side hoteliers along highway under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
The hoteliers have been directed to maintain clean toilets for ladies and gents with septic tanks, which should not be disposed directly to the streams. They should also maintain hygienic conditions with sufficient clean water and practice proper waste disposal method.