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Green Notice to Govt. on Toxic Yamuna Veggies

Source: Gurgaon scoop, Date: July , 2014

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the government to respond to a petition that seeks a robust mechanism to prevent vegetables and fruits cultivated along the Yamuna from getting contaminated by the river’s toxic waters. The fresh-looking vegetables and fruits grown along the river banks have been found to contain extremely harmful elements such as lead, mercury and arsenic. “Their consumption can cause ailments ranging from cholera, skin allergies, brain failure to cancer,” said Dr Rommel Tickoo, a senior consultant at Max hospital.

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