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Village panchayat fined for burning waste in open

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has imposed a of Rs 25,000 on a village in the state for burning garbage in open.

The board has taken such an action for the first time, said an official.

The village of St Cruz, on the outskirts of Panaji, was fined after a local social worker complained about the practise of burning garbage in open and the board carried out an inspection.

The board last week instructed the North Collector to recover the amount.

had sought a clarification from the The failed to file its reply.

The National Green Tribunal, in an order, has prohibited burning of in open space.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 11:07 IST