Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding unregulated licensing of the river rafting camps operating in river Ganga, 10/12/2015

  • 10/12/2015

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action For Forest And Environment (SAFE) Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/12/2015 regarding haphazard and unregulated licensing of the river rafting camps operating in river Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh which is a serious source of pollution of river Ganga.

No camping activity shall be carried out in the entire belt of Kaudiyala to Rishikesh and the Government would abide by its statement made before the Tribunal on 31st March, 2015, till the regulatory regime in terms of this Judgement comes into force and is effectively implemented. However, NGT makes it clear that Rafting per se does not cause any serious pollution of river or environment, thus the Tribunal permits rafting activity to be carried on with immediate effect.

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