NGT bans dumping of waste within 500 metres of Ganga, orders Rs 50,000 fine

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday banned the dumping of any kind of waste within 500 metres of the Holy river Ganga’s edge and called for strict action against those who violate its order. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the authorities that no waste dumping should be allowed within 500 meters from the edge of the Ganga in Unnao and Haridwar. ”Also, 100 meters from the edge of the river should be declared a “no-development zone,” the NGT said. The Green Tribunal also imposed a penalty of R 50,000 on people dumping waste in the stretch between Haridwar and Unnao of River Ganga.