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Yamuna floodplains damage: NGT pulls up DDA for casting aspersions on panel's findings on AOL event

A Bench Headed By NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar Took Exception To The Submission Of The Counsel For DDA, Who Questioned The Conclusions Of The Seven-member Expert Panel.

PTI | Updated on: 11 May 2017, 02:12:37 PM
NGT pulls up DDA for casting aspersions on panel's findings on AOL

New Delhi:

National Green Tribunal on thursday took the the Delhi Development Authority to task for casting aspersions on the findings of its expert committee on damage caused to the Yamuna flood plains because of the 3-day cultural event organised by Art Of Living (AOL).

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took exception to the submission of the counsel for DDA, who questioned the conclusions of the seven-member expert panel.

"It is not fair. You cannot make sweeping comments onpeople who have devoted their life to environment. We are warning you people that if anybody passes strictures, we will not hesitate to take action against them," the bench said.

The DDA counsel said he did not intend to cast aspersions and was just questioning the basis of the findings and technology used by the experts panel.

Earlier, an expert committee had told the NGT that a whopping Rs 42.02 crore would be required to restore Yamunafloodplains which was ravaged due to a cultural extravaganzaorganised by AOL last year.

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First Published : 11 May 2017, 01:58:00 PM

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