Vrindavan, 2017.08.05 (VT): A team from the the National Green Tribunal (NGT) visited Govardhan this week to inspect the progress of development there. The work was analysed according to the seventeen guidelines that the NGT issued in 2015.
Amongst other directives, the court had ordered that all traffic on the parikrama marg should be stopped immediately and an alternate ring road should be built to accomodate automotive traffic. It also stated that all homes are to be connected to the STP via an official sewage system, a solid waste management system should be put in place.
The NGT team was reportedly angered by the lack of progress after inspecting Anyor, Punchari, Mansi Ganga, the sewage treatment facility, and other places. They have also taken samples from the tank used to store milk for offering to Giriraj at Dan Ghati, which will be sent to a lab for testing.
Under pressure due to the NGT’s inspection, the local government demolished several illegal constructions on the parikrama marg. The cleared area will be reforested.
The NGT’s inspection report will be filed in the court.
The next hearing regarding the status of Govardhan Parikrama Marg has been set for September 19th.
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