[New Delhi] Taj Saying Aah! NGT Heard This Cry And Issued Notice To Centre
No Doubt Viewer Of Taj Can Not Stop Himself/Herself From Saying Wah Taj But In Fact Pollution Is Turning Wonderful Taj Mahal Yellow.It May Be Added That Entry Fee Has Been Doubled .
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Centre to respond to the plea of an environment enthusiast alleging that large scale burning of municipal solid waste in Agra was turning the Taj Mahal yellow.
The green panel also restrained civic authorities from burning municipal solid waste and other waste in open in Agra and the areas around the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to Ministry of Environment & Forests, Ministry of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh government, Central Pollution Control Board and others while seeking their reply in two weeks.
The order came on a plea filed by Agra resident and green activist D K Joshi, who claimed a joint study by IIT-Kanpur, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin had revealed that “brown and black carbons along with dust” were responsible for giving yellow tinge to the 17th century white marble monument.
“Subsequent to the report, the parliamentary standing committee on environment passed several directions to the Agra administration to curb pollution in the city.
The drains and canals have been converted into sewer lines which fall directly into River Yamuna without any treatment by the various authorities including Nagar Nigam Agra, Agra Development Authority, Cantonment Board and areas falling under the TTZ Authority
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The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily Took Additional Charge of Ministry of Environment & Forests, in New Delhi on December 24, 2013.
Petroleum Minister, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily today took additional charge of the Ministry of Environment & Forests .
While speaking to media persons after assuming the charge , Dr Moily said “ There is space for everyone … environment, wildlife and mankind.
It is only our mental block which sometime thinks that there is friction and I think that friction will have to end up with fusion. There are already set , rules and laws laid down and we need to perform the duty of regulator. The rules of game will have to be strictly followed. As far as possible nothing should be left for the discretion. Ultimately, we have to go by rules of games which are laid down by the Ministry. He further said that he will not compromise on the green image. ”
Dr Moily was given additional charge of the Environment and Forests Ministry after Ms Jayanthi Natarajan resigned last week .
The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily briefing the media after taking additional charge of Ministry of Environment & Forests, in New Delhi on December 24, 2013.