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NGT stays construction inside bird sanctuary

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2014

The National Green Tribunal has stayed all construction in the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh. A Bench of NGT headed by its chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed that no further construction shall be carried out in the Sanctuary till November 17.The Tribunal was hearing a petition filed by D.K. Joshi, who is a member of the Monitoring Committee constituted by the Supreme Court in 1999 to supervise and manage drinking water projects, sewerage, drainage, solid waste management and Yamuna Action Plan within Agra.Mr. Joshi said it was while fulfilling his duties as a member on the committee that he noticed large-scale illegal construction being carried out by Anand Engineering College in close vicinity of Keetham Lake which was created within the sanctuary for supplying drinking water to Agra.

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