Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding beach camps along the River Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh, 02/03/2017

  • 02/03/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) Vs. Union of India & Others dated 02/03/2017 regarding closure and removal of the camps along the River Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh as they were causing environmental and water pollution in River Ganga and the areas where they were located.

NGT directs that all licenses for carrying on of rafting activity and camping sites would henceforth be issued strictly in accordance with the Management Plan dated February 2016 and Regulatory Regime dated 25th July, 2016. NGT also ordered that out of 33 recommended sites for beach camping, 8 sites for camping activities which entirely fall within 100 meters from the middle of the river Ganga during lean season flow shall not be used for any activity whatsoever including beach camping activity. 

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