Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding dumping of construction debris into River Alaknanda, 13/04/2017
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vimal Bhai Vs Tehri Hydro Development Corporation & Others dated 13/04/2017 regarding dumping of construction debris into River Alaknanda. It is the case of the applicant that this indiscriminate dumping of construction material and debris into River Alaknanda is polluting it and the Project Proponent of the Vishugud-Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Power project is responsible for this pollution of the River.
NGT restrains Tehri Hydro Development Corporation from throwing any muck, soil, stones by blasting or otherwise or construction debris of the Hydroelectric project into the River Alaknanda, its floodplains or in any other water body in the entire area where the construction work of the road or the project is going on and imposes an environmental compensation of Rs. 50 Lakh.