Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environment norms by marriage halls, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, 17/05/2019

  • 17/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Om Tyagi Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 17/05/2019 regarding marriage halls operating without requisite consent and compliance of environmental norms in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

A report received from a Committee comprising nominees of the CPCB, the UPPCB and the Divisional Commissioner, Meerut have found some marriage halls violating norms like groundwater extraction through borewells and illegal encroachments. The UPPCB states that electricity of borewells has been disconnected but compensation for violation of environmental norms has not been recovered. The NGT directs the Committee constituted for the purpose to assess the compensation for the damange to the environment and furnish a report.