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NGT declares 100 metres from edge of River Ganga as ‘No-Development Zone’

Ganga River

New Delhi, 13 July 2017 : NGT declares 100 metres from edge of River Ganga as ‘No-Development Zone’ in the stretch between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in UP.

There shall be no dumping of waste of any kind within 500 metres from the edge of River Ganga, says NGT.

UP should be “duty-bound” to shift tanneries from Jajmau to Unnao or any other place it considers appropriate within six weeks: NGT.

NGT forms supervisory committee to oversee implementation of directions passed in its 543-page judgement and submit report to it.

The NGT also declared an environment compensation of Rs 50,000 on anyone who dumps waste in River Ganga. UP and Uttarakhand were directed to formulate guidelines for religious activities on the ghats of Ganga or its tributaries.

 

Wefornews Bureau

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