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, 2015
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Rs 5,000 fine for throwing puja items into Yamuna

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Throwing puja offerings into the Yamuna, a ritual for many Delhiites, will now invite a fine of Rs 5,000. Dumping construction debris on the banks will cost Rs 50,000 while real estate developers have been barred from carrying out any construction on the floodplains. These are part of the 27-point plan Mailey se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalisation Plan 2017 pronounced by the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday to clean up the river and restore its floodplains, a task in which the Centre's Yamuna Action Plans have failed and hundreds of crores have gone waste. The tribunal's judgment came on a petition by Manoj Misra of Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan against pollution in the Yamuna and covering of drains in Delhi.

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