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Pond, Waste Water Management Authority to be set up in Hry

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The state cabinet today decided to bring an for setting up the Pond and

The Cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Manohar Lal Khattar, approved the draft for setting up the authority which would manage all ponds located outside notified forest areas in the state, except those having an area of less than 0.5 acre.

The authority would comprise the chief as the chairperson, the in-charge for irrigation and water resources, and minister in-charge for development and panchayats as

A person of eminence in the field of water resources management will be appointed as executive vice-chairman, release said, adding a village pond and waste water management committee will also be set up which will be headed by the sarpanch.

Under the ordinance, no person will be allowed to construct any structure on pond land, green belt and catchment areas, occupy any pond land or part thereof or cause any obstruction in the natural or normal course of inflow or outflow of water into or from the pond on the upstream or down-stream without permission of the authority.

Those who violate the provisions shall be liable for fine not exceeding Rs 25,000 or imprisonment not exceeding three months, or both.

The cabinet also approved the creation of the post of vice-in the State Commission for Safai Karamcharis.

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First Published: Wed, May 30 2018. 23:05 IST