NGT  notice to Meghalaya govt on lack of proper environment policy


SHILLONG:   The principal Bench of National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued show-cause notice to Meghalaya government seeking reply as to why proper environmental policy should not be framed by the state and also why area within 5 kms from the edge of all major rivers, reserved forests, wildlife sanctuaries and caves should not be declared as regulated zone where no mining or industrial activities are allowed.

It was informed by a person identified as   Sanjay Laloo from Panaliar, Jowai  who has moved an application before the principal bench of National Green Tribunal  (NGT)  for issuing direction to the state Government to frame proper environment policy for protection of forest, caves, wildlife and rivers. Sanjay Laloo informed that the matter was taken up for hearing by the NGT on Thursday.

According to Laloo, the matter relating to the operation of various industries in the state without having effluent treatment plant was also brought to the notice of the Green Tribunal.

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