National Green Tribunal declares 100m from edge of Ganga as No-development Zone

Posted on:13 Jul 2017 15:33:27
National Green Tribunal declares 100m from edge of Ganga as No-development Zone
13 July 2017 Current Affairs: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) passed a slew of directions, measures, fines, and strict deadlines to rejuvenate River Ganga.

It declared ‘No-Development Zone’ along with an area of 100 metres from the edge of the river in the stretch between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh.

The NGT banned dumping of waste of any kind within 500 metres from the edge of River Ganga Rs. 50,000 environment compensation will be imposed on anyone who dumps waste in the river. 

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