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NGT fines Punjab govt over pollution in Beas, Satluj

ANI | Updated: Nov 14, 2018 18:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 14 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slapped a fine of Rs 50 crore on Captain Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government over pollution in Beas and Satluj rivers.
The tribunal has given two weeks time to the state government to deposit the fine.
Last month, the NGT had imposed a fine of Rs 50 crore on the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for failing to stop steel pickling industries from working in the residential areas. The industries fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity as per the Delhi Master Plan (DMP), 2021.
Established in 2010, NGT aims for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. (ANI)

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