NGT slaps Rs 100 crore fine on Tamil Nadu government for polluting Chennai waterways, summons Chief Secretary

The NGT bench observed that Adyar and Cooum are two of the most polluted rivers to flow through any major urban agglomeration anywhere in the world.

In a major embarrassment, National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a whopping Rs 100 crore on Tamil Nadu government for failing to restore Chennai’s waterways – Adyar, Cooum and Buckingham Canal, which have literally turned into sewage carriers. Besides, Chief Secretary has been summoned by the tribunal on April 23 with the progress report.

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