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Fine up to Rs 20 cr likely for green violators

Source: Deccan Herald, Date: October , 2015

The Union Environment Ministry has proposed modification of two green laws to impose a fine up to Rs 20 crore on major environment violators, who would also have to pay a daily fine of Rs 1 crore if the damage continues. Amendments have also been proposed for a second green law to do away with the common practice of violators taking shelter under a legal cover for non-payment of fines. The fine would increase depending on how far the consequences of the ecological damage would be felt. Maximum fine would be imposed if the damage impacts an area beyond 10-km radius from the project site. If the impact is felt between 5-10 km, the maximum fine would be Rs 15 crore and the daily penalty Rs 75 lakh. If the impact is limited to within 5 km, penalty would be Rs 5 crore along with a daily fine of Rs 50 lakh.

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