NGT permits AP to go ahead with work on Amaravati

Our Bureau Vijayawada | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on November 17, 2017

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday passed an order permitting the Andhra Pradesh government to go ahead with the work on the new capital, Amaravati, while complying with the stipulations laid down by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Several persons had filed petitions in the NGT against the environmental clearance given to the new capital project on the grounds that it would cause damage to environment, especially Kondaveeti Vagu (a rivulet).

In response to the NGT order, Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said here on Friday that the State government would abide by the terms and conditions laid down in the detailed project report (DPR) of the 217 sq km capital meticulously, as directed by the National Green Tribunal.

The Minister also told the media that the Tribunal had stipulated the constitution of two committees for monitoring the project.

Published on November 17, 2017
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