NGT has sought compliance of its orders within two weeks.
On Tuesday, the National Green Tribunal slapped a heavy fine on 5 hotels in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh & has asked authorities to demolish illegally constructed portions of these buildings.
2 more hotels were named in a separate judgment & asked to pay fines ranging from ₹5 lakh to ₹10 lakh each.
A Bench headed by the NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar, pulled up hotels and resorts like Bird’s View Resort, Hotel Pine View, Chelsea Resorts, Nilgiri Hotel, Narayani Guest House, Hotel Divsikha & AAA Guest House for causing irretrievable damage to ecology, polluting the environment & having unauthorized constructions as per the provisions of the NGT Act of 2010.
The tribunal imposed a fine of ₹5 lakh each on Bird’s View Hotel, Hotel Divsikha & AAA Guest House, ₹7 lakh each on Chelsea Resorts, Hotel Pine View and Narayani Guest House & ₹10 lakh on Nilgiri hotel.
“These 5 notices shall pay the environmental compensation within 2 weeks from the date of pronouncement of this order,” the bench said.
This judgment came on a plea filed by the Society for Preservation of Kasauli & its Environs.
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- Compilation of all Pollution Control Laws
- Environment (Protection) Act,1986
- Forest Conservation Act,1980
- Indian Forest Act,1927
- National Environment Appellate Authority Act,1997
- National Environment Tribunal Act,1995
- National Green Tribunal Act,2010
- Poisons Act,1919
- Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act,1974
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Wild Life (Protection) Act,1972
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