TN Fined ₹100CR for Not Reviving Waterways

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a fine of Rs 100 crore on the Tamil Nadu government for failing to protect its waterways in the past. The compensation, to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board, will be used to restore Chennai’s water bodies, particularly Cooum, Buckingham canal and Adyar river.

The state government had given an undertaking to the tribunal that it would adhere to the action plan to revive the water bodies within 36 months, starting April 2015. However, it failed to comply with it.

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