NGT Orders: Pay Rs 50,000 Penalty For Dumping Waste in River Ganga

NGT Orders: Pay Rs 50,000 Penalty For Dumping Waste in River Ganga

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New Delhi, 13 July 2017: The National Green Tribunal(NGT) has directed authorities  on Thursday to impose a penalty of Rs 50,000 on people dumping waste within 500 metres from the edge of river Ganga within the stretch of Haridwar in Uttarakahnd to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The tribunal also declared 100 metres from edge of the river Ganga as ‘no-development zone’ in the same stretch.

The National Green Tribunal(NGT) has directed Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand authorities to formulate guidelines for religious activities on ghats of Ganga or its tributaries soon. The NGT has also formed a supervisory committee to oversee implementation of directions passed in its 543-page judgement and submitted report to it.

Notice regarding penalty of Rs 50,000 on people dumping waste within 500 metres from the edge of river Ganga within the stretch of Haridwar in Uttarakahnd to Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, has also been issued to 35 thermal power stations on Central Pollution Control Board plea alleging no pollution monitoring system at stations.

The green panel has divided the work of cleaning the river in different segments Gomukh to Haridwar (Phase-I), Haridwar to Unnao (termed as segment B of Phase-I), Unnao to border of Uttar Pradesh, border of Uttar Pradesh to border of Jharkhand and border of Jharkhand to Bay of Bengal.

The green tribunal is hearing since February 6 a 32-year-old case of pollution in the river, after the Supreme Court forwarded the matter to it.

In April, the NGT ordered the shutting down of 13 polluting industries along the river and imposed penalty on several others.

In December last year, it imposed a ban on the use of plastic from Gomukh to Haridwar along the river.

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