NGT imposes ₹120 crore fine on UP government for discharge of sewage in rivers, improper solid waste management

The tribunal was hearing a petition seeking remedial action for contamination of water bodies, particularly in Ramgarh Lake and the Ami, Rapti, and Rohani rivers in and around Gorakhpur district.
NGT and Uttar Pradesh
NGT and Uttar Pradesh

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to pay ₹120 crores as environmental compensation for improper solid waste management and discharge of sewage into rivers in Gorakhpur District [Meera Shukla v Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur].

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