NGT Orders Rs 50,000 Fine On Dumping Waste Between Haridwar And Unnao In Ganga

A penalty of Rs 50, 000 will be imposed on those dumping waste in the stretch between Haridwar and Unnao of River Ganga, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said on Thursday. The bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the authorities that no waste dumping should be allowed within 500 meters from the edge of the Ganga. Also, 100 meters from the edge of the river should be declared a “no-development zone,” the NGT said. The bench observed that an amount of Rs 7,000 crore had already been spent so far by the government for cleaning of the Ganga and directed the Centre to not spend any more money on the project.