New Delhi, Nov 15: Taking a serious note on the rising activities that are causing pollution, the National Green Tribunal appointed a committee to look into environment protection and infrastructure for pilgrims visiting at Amarnath Shrine.
The NGT pulled out authorities asking why extra shops and open toilets have not been removed in the vicinity.
NGT suggested that the area around Amarnath Shrine cave should be declared as ‘silence zone’ to prevent avalanches.
Throwing offerings, coconuts near the cave should be stopped, it directed.
NGT also asked, ‘why SC orders of 2012 for protection of the area haven’t been followed?’
The Delhi High Court lamented that No encroachment can be permitted in the ridge areas of the national capital as these are primary natural features.
On Monday, the National Green Tribunal had capped the number of devotees allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir at 50,000 per day.
The NGT has also stayed all the constructions going on inside shrine complex.