NGT pulls up govern­ment on zero re­sult of Ganga clean­ing

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Green Tri­bunal ( NGT) pulled up Ut­tar Pradesh and the Cen­tre over pol­lu­tion in the Ganga. NGT said de­spite tall claims, zero re­sult was de­liv­ered. NGT had ini­tially sought an ac­tion plan from Ut­tar Pradesh on steps taken to clean the Ganga from Harid­war to Kanpur, part of the Na­mami Ganga pro­gramme's first phase. On the state's in­abil­ity to do so, NGT gave a fi­nal op­por­tu­nity to the au­thor­i­ties to sub­mit a re­port within two weeks. Ev­ery­one comes here and tells us that they have done this and that but the re­sult is zero. What are your plans? How are you go­ing to pro­tect it be­tween Harid­war and Kanpur? a bench headed by NGT chair­per­son Jus­tice Swatan­ter Ku­mar asked.

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