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Before National Green Tribunal, Art of Living says ‘we are not some industrialists’

Source: Indian Express, New Delhi, Date: October , 2017

Source: Indian Express, New Delhi, Oct 4, 2017:- AFTER PRESENTING arguments pertaining to the state of the site where the World Culture Festival was held last year, in front of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Tuesday, festival organiser Art of Living (AOL) Foundation talked about the “environmental work” it has carried out in India. When the AoL counsel requested the bench for some time to talk about the organisation, the bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar said AoL was a “known organisation”. An expert committee had, in April this year, told the NGT that Rs 42.02 crore would be required to restore the Yamuna floodplains, which was ravaged due to a cultural extravaganza organised by AOL. The panel had suggested that there would be two components of rehabilitation plan — physical and biological, and they would cost Rs 28.73 crore and Rs l3.29 crore respectively, besides additional ancillary expenses.

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