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SHILLONG | Oct 29, 2019:
The Meghalaya Government will get a waiver from the Rs 1 crore fine imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). This was informed by Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board (MSPCB) chairman, C.P. Marak while speaking at the launching of the project Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla & Pla" which was held at Laitumkhrah Parking Lot here on Monday.
The MSPCB chairman said that the State Government will get waiver from the fine imposed of Rs 50 lakh per stream by the NGT in view of the approval of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on the action plan prepared by the State Government to rejuvenate the Umkhrah and Umshyrpi rivers.
"The fine of Rs 1 crore per month which was imposed by NGT on the Meghalaya Government will be waived off," Marak said
According to him, the NGT had passed order which is applicable to all the States on the need to prepare the action plan on the polluted stream or rivers identified by the CPCB.