Uttar Pradesh: Panel to probe allegations of negligence and excessive concretization in Vrindavan Agra News – Times of India

Agra: National Green Tribunal ,NGT) has constituted a committee in which Mathura District MagistrateOfficials of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and District Forest Officer Banke Bihari Colony to ascertain the factual position on allegations of negligence and excessive concretization in the area of ​​Yamuna Parikrama Marg Vrindavan,
The tribunal said that the state PCB would be the nodal agency for coordination and compliance. “The Joint Committee may meet within four weeks and visit the site and look into the complaint of the applicant,” NGT. The matter was listed for consideration on July 13.
The petition states that such concretization in Vrindavan is in violation of the NGT’s 2013 order following which a policy against concretization was framed and a government order to this effect was subsequently issued.
Earlier in June 2020, environmentalist Akash Vashisht wrote a letter to the secretary of the ministry of environment, forest and climate change saying, “Unbridled concretization of soil and soft urban landscape continues unabated.” He cited the action plan for flood proofing of cities/towns and said that inappropriate concretization in urban areas was one of the primary and biggest causes of water logging and waterlogging/flooding during rains.