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November , 2014
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NGT notices on desecration of river during ‘Ganga Snan’

Source: The Hindu, Date: November , 2014

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought replies from the Centre, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Uttar Pradesh Government on a petition highlighting huge amount of solid and human waste being disposed of in the river Ganga during the annual Kartik Poornima Fair, famously known as ‘Ganga Snan’. A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar issued notices and sought responses within three weeks. The petition has been filed by environmental activist Krishnakant Singh and Social Action for Forest & Environment through activist Vikrant Tongad. They have raised the issue of disposal of solid waste on the bank of the river Ganga during the recently-concluded ‘Kartik Poornima Fair’ and disposal of human waste directly into the river in blatant disregard of the Water Act.

 

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