No-development zone near Ganga, Rs 50k fine for dumping: Green bench

  • No-development zone near Ganga, Rs 50k fine for dumping: Green bench

No-development zone near Ganga, Rs 50k fine for dumping: Green bench

Tne tribunal has also appointed a supervisory committee to ensure that the instructions issued by NGT are being followed and implemented properly.

The NGT declared that 100 mt from the edge of Ganga will be a 'No-Development Zone & no dumping of waste within 500 metres will be allowed.

The environment watchdog also declared 100 metres from the edge of River Ganga as "No-Development Zone" along the same stretch.

Much of the money allotted to PM Modi's flagship initiative to clean the river is unspent said officials from the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), a government body overseeing the project, to news agency Reuters in April.

The Green Tribunal allocated six weeks to the Yogi Adityanath government to relocate tanneries from Jajmau to Unnao or any other appropriate place.

"Not a single drop of the Ganga has been cleaned so far, "the tribunal had observed on 6 February". "Even after spending Rs 7,304.64 crore up to March 2017, by the Central Government, State Government and local authorities of the State of UP, the status of river Ganga has not improved in terms of quality or otherwise and it continues to be a serious environmental issue". It directed the UP and Uttarakhand governments to formulate guidelines for religious activities on the ghats during festivals.

The Green Court said, "All industrial units falling on the catchments and basin should be prevented from indiscriminate ground water abstraction".

Welcoming the NGT verdict, he said the tribunal has done its job and now it is for the authorities to execute the directions in a time-bound manner.

The green panel has divided the work of cleaning the river into five segments - Gomukh to Haridwar, Haridwar to Unnao (segment B of Phase-I), Unnao to the border of Uttar Pradesh, UP border to the border of Jharkhand and from there to the Bay of Bengal.