NGT Slaps Rs 100 Crore Fine on TN Govt for Failing to Check Pollution in Adyar, Cooum Rivers

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the Tamil Nadu government over the inordinate delay in removal of encroachments along and prevention of pollution in Adyar and Cooum rivers of Chennai.

During the video conferencing hearing, the bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also directed the state government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 100 crore and asked it to deposit the amount with the Central Pollution Control Board.

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