National Green Tribunal tells Delhi schools, colleges to harvest rainwater

National Green Tribunal tells Delhi schools, colleges to harvest rainwater

Amaravati the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district.

In the light of improved air quality, the National Green Tribunal on Friday lifted the ban on construction activity in NCR even as it asked Delhi and other NCR governments to formulate a comprehensive action plan to tackle pollution.

The green panel, however, said that the project falls under the Category B of the Environmental Impact Assessment Notification of 2006 and imposition of additional conditions in the environmental clearance were necessary.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar appointed advocate Sumeer Sodhi as local commissioner and directed him to inspect the industries tomorrow.

As per NGT direction, concerned states must submit the plan within two weeks, failing which the NGT has proposed to impose a fine of Rs 5 lakh on senior most official responsible for the delay.

The case was originally filed by retired journalist and social activist Pandalaneni Srimannarayana from Vijayawada, in 2015.

Soon after the hearing, Chief Minister said "with this, the roadblock to capital construction has been removed". He reiterated that his government is committed to build the new state capital which every citizen will be proud of.

Naidu told the meeting that the capital city will not become a concrete jungle, which exploits natural resources.

It is mandated to coordinate the master development of the start-up area, facilitate the flow of investments and technologies to Amaravati, and help in imparting skill development, branding, and knowledge sharing with institutions such as the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC).

He said that 1,500 electric vehicles would be introduced in Amaravati in the near future.