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Rs 50k fine: Garbage can't be dumped within 500 metres of Ganga, rules NGT

NGT also observed that Rs. 7,304 crore have been spent within the stretch, but to no effect

ANI  |  New Delhi 

NGT bans plastics from Gomukh to Haridwar

The Green Tribunal on Thursday declared the area 100 metres from the edge of the river as a 'no-development zone' in the stretch between Haridwar to Unnao.

The green panel directed that there should not be any kind of waste dumping within 500 meters from the edge of within the stretch of Haridwar to Unnao.

The tribunal also directed authorities to impose a penalty of Rs. 50,000 on people dumping waste in river Ganga, within the stretch of Haridwar to Unnao.

In its order, the also observed that almost Rs. 7,304 crore have been spent within the stretch, but it has all gone in vain.

The also observed that there are fundamental errors in planning and regulation that have led to the failure of the cleaning of

In its previous hearing, the had asked the ministries of environment and power to apprise it about the steps taken by thermal power plants to avoid discharge of effluents and fly ash around the river.

The tribunal, earlier this year, decided on an inspection of the most polluted stretch of the between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh to get a clear picture on the situation.

The green tribunal is hearing, since February 6, a 32-year-old case of pollution in the river, after the Supreme Court forwarded the matter to it.

In April, the ordered the shutting down of 13 polluting industries along the river and imposed penalty on several others.

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