Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of garbage on the river bed of River Yamuna by Mathura Cantonment Board, Uttar Pradesh, 13/04/2017

  • 13/04/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tapesh Bhardwaj Vs UP State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding dumping of garbage on the river bed of River Yamuna by Mathura Cantonment Board. The oxygen level in the River Yamuna in Mathura is close to zero and the landfill site created by the Cantonment Board is a huge contributor to this. The Board is causing destruction of the river bed and the flood plain of River Yamuna.

NGT directs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to pay Environmental Compensation of Rs. 5 Lakhs and Mathura Cantonment Board shall pay Environmental Compensation of Rs. 10 Lakhs.

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