Rs. 1 lakh fine for those dumping waste on Ramganga banks: NGT

| Updated: May 03, 2017 22:58 IST

New Delhi [India], May 3 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday announced that anyone found dumping hazardous waste on the banks of the River Ramganga in Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh would have to pay Rs. 1 lakh as environment compensation. "It was brought to our notice that several illegal e-waste industries operating in Uttar Pradesh are polluting the Ramganga, a major tributary of the Ganga, by dumping waste matter," said a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar. Earlier, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the team made surprise inspections in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district and found several irregularities. The joint inspection team which visited the areas in the vicinity of river Ramganga also found heaps of black milled powder stacked openly on the river banks. (ANI)