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File report on power plants on Ganga or pay fine: NGT to CPCB

The plea has also sought directions to ensure that fly ash is not released into the Ganga river or its tributaries

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Green Tribunal on Monday directed the (CPCB) to inspect sites where were discharging effluents in the in a week or pay Rs one lakh as fine.

A bench headed by Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the counsel for the to physically examine the sites where are located in the first phase of Ganga (Gomukh to Haridwar), and submit the report by November 20 or pay a fine of Rs one lakh.


The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by NGO Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action seeking regulation of located in the basin.

The plea has also sought directions to ensure that fly ash is not released into the or its tributaries.

The plea has also alleged that there were over 25-year old power plants, which were not technologically advanced and were polluting the river.

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 22:00 IST
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