AoL given 3 weeks bt NGT to deposit Rs 5 crore

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New Delhi, March 11: The National Green Tribunal on Friday gave three weeks to Art of Living (AoL) to pay environmental compensation of Rs 5 crore for holding World Culture Festival on the Yamuna floodplains in Delhi.

The NGT held a hearing on Friday over implementation of its Wednesday's order. AoL told the tribunal that it will abide by the ruling and sought four weeks to deposit Rs.5 crore.

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AoL given 3 weeks bt NGT to deposit Rs 5 crore

The tribunal said that the AoL should pay Rs.25 lakh on Friday and the balance in three weeks.

The AoL's three-day cultural extravaganza starts on Friday, Mar 11 at 5 pm. Prime Minister's office on Thursday confimed that Narendra Modi would attend the event.

Earlier the NGT even pulled up the Ministry of Water Resources for not doing anything to protect Yamuna from pollution despite directions.


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