Bartaman Patrika epaper 02-10-2016

The seven-member principal committee, headed by Water Resources Secretary Shashi Shekhar, has told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that the tentative cost of rejuvenating the Yamuna riverbed — damaged due to a cultural extravaganza organised by the Art of Living foundation — can be calculated only after November as the area is still inundated by floodwaters.

The committee, set up by the green panel and comprising senior scientists from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, IIT-D and other agencies, was given the task of conducting a survey to determine the cost of restoration and engage any specialised agencies for the purpose.

The NGT has put the matter up for consideration on October 7.

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