Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding World Culture Festival to be held on the banks of river Yamuna, 09/03/2016

  • 09/03/2016

Order of the National Green Tribunal (in the matter of Manoj Misra Vs. Delhi Development Authority & Ors. And Pramod Kumar Tyagi Vs. Art of Living International Center & Ors. And Anand Arya Vs. Delhi Development Authority & Ors. And Ojasvi Party Vs. Ministry of Environment & Forest & Ors.) dated 09/03/2016 regarding World Culture Festival to be held on the banks of river Yamuna from March 11-13, 2016. NGT came down heavily on DPCC (Delhi Pollution Control Committee), MoEF&CC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change), DDA and directed "that the DDA shall not, in future, issue such permission and any permission issued by the DDA or any State/Authority in relation to flood plain of River Yamuna, shall be subject to the orders of the Tribunal" and imposed Rs. 5 crores as Environmental Compensation on the Art of Living Foundation and said that the "amount would be adjusted towards the final compensation determined to be paid by the Foundation for restoration work".