Supreme Court panel inspects Mayawati's park project in Noida

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Noida, Aug 6 (ANI): The Supreme Court panel on Thursday inspected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's Noida park project.

A high-level committee constituted by the apex court visited the Ambedkar Park to look into the alleged violation of environmental laws in the construction of a park in NOIDA. Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary was also present.

In July, the Ministry of Environment and Forest sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh Government over alleged violation of environmental laws in the construction of a park.

Uttar Pradesh Government is constructing Memorial Park in 33-hectare area along the Yamuna riverbed in Sector 15 -A of NOIDA.

The State Government is installing statues of Mayawati, her political mentor Kanshi Ram, and Dr B. R. Ambedkar in this park. This park is a new addition to the controversial statue installation projects taken up by the Mayawati's Government.

Residents and environmentalists are opposing to the statue installations as it violated the green law.

Earlier, the team of Indian Forest Service officers sent by the Central Government to probe the alleged violations found out that around 6,000 trees have been chopped down for the project. Their report also pointed that the State Government ignored an environment impact assessment required for such a projects.

Earlier, a two-Judge Bench of the apex court had refused to intervene in the statue installation projects of the Uttar Pradesh Government. (ANI)

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