To begin with, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) just recently came down heavily on SRI SRI Ravishankar’a Art of Living Foundation (AoL) which is responsible for “causing damage and environmental degradation” to the Yamuna floodplains due to its three-day World Culture Festival held in March 2016.
The tribunal, however, refrained from imposing any further environment compesation on AoL and said the amount of Rs 5 crore which was submitted by it earlier would be used for the restoration of the floodplains. Further, it refused to decide whether AoL was authorised to hold the festival on the Yamuna flood plains or not, saying it is beyond jurisdiction.
Sanjeev Sirohi, Advocate,
s/o Col BPS Sirohi,
A 82, Defence Enclave,
Sardhana Road, Kankerkhera,
Meerut – 250001, Uttar Pradesh.