Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding protection of environment in Govardhan and surrounding areas, Mathura-Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, 31/08/2020

  • 31/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan Sansthan & Others Vs Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 31/08/2020.

The above application was filed before this Tribunal on 31.08.2013 for protection of environment in Govardhan and surrounding areas, particularly Giriraj Parvat (Hill) near Mathura-Vrindavan. The NGT directed the constitution of a Joint Committee comprising of senior functionaries of the state, who would meet atleast once in a month and take stock of compliance status of the orders of the NGT. The Committee could involve any other experts or institutions for eco restoration of the area, "including genuine religious or charitable institutions and members of the community, to the extent considered useful and necessary by the Committee."