NGT holds Art of Living Foundation responsible for damaging Yamuna floodplains, but imposes no additional fine
The National Green Tribunal held the Art of Living (AoL) Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar responsible for the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains due to holding of the World Cultural Festival organised by it in March 2016.
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The founder of Art of Living (AOL) Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday termed the expert committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) as "blind and biased".
In a peculiar turn of events, Sri Sri Ravishankar's Art of Living Foudnation has agreed to pay the Rs five-crore fine imposed by a top environment court but decided to contest the decision to seek the return of the cash
The Art of Living foundation said it can only give a bank guarantee for the amount.
Even as environmentalists have slammed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's WCF terming it an ecological disaster, the one-day flying visit of Rakesh Kumar, an environmental scientist, has raised doubts on his intention to do so, without any prior permission from his own organisation.
World Culture Festival didn't damage Yamuna floodplain, says NEERI expert giving Art of Living clean chit
The Art of Living’s gigantic event at the Yamuna floodplain has not damaged the river or the floodplains in any tangible way, let alone in the long term. This statement comes from Dr Rakesh Kumar, environmental scientist, and head of the Mumbai office of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute.
Heaps of garbage are a common sight at the Yamuna floodplains, where the controversial World Culture Festival was organised by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living (AOL) Foundation this past weekend
It is a male body. We are yet to ascertain the age of the deceased, a police officer said of the body found near the World Culture Festival venue
World Culture Festival: Sri Sri should be thanked for drawing national attention to river Yamuna's sorry state
Consider the current state of Yamuna — the air conditioning systems of Delhi Metro coaches which cross the Yamuna every day and those that are parked at the banks suffer severe damage due to toxic gases produced by a heavily polluted Yamuna.
The Defence Ministry is working on a new policy for using Army for civilian causes, a move that comes amid a raging controversy over the force building a pontoon bridge over the Yamuna for the Art of Living Foundation's upcoming World Culture Festival in New Delhi.
The level of deterioration in the condition of the Yamuna has only increased over time and various measures have appeared to be inadequate to address the situation.
#BridgeOverYamuna: Indian Army is a professionally trained fighting force, not the department of public works
lso, we need to know who is paying for the deployment of the army? Are we sending the Art of Living foundation a bill for using our armed forces? Minimal accountability means the AOL foundation take responsibility for the costs incurred in deploying the armed forces. The bill for this service should not under any circumstance be borne by the Indian taxpayer.
To take a private ‘cultural’ function at a time when 'culture' is a word with ominous connotations, and revive a sort of 21st Century Woodstock and force the army to do ‘dyadi’ (daily labour) is unacceptable.
If the images of a flooded Chennai last year or those of Srinagar two years ago were horrifying for the citizens of Delhi, it’s time they had a serious look at their own backyard. The continuous onslaught on the Yamuna floodplains is likely to land the National Capital in a similar disaster
Where's the 'art' in living like this? Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, please note how your event is killing the Yamuna
The World Culture Festival of the Art of Living Foundation headed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar threatens to leave the ecologically sensitive and fragile Yamuna floodplains with irreparable damage. Environment activists are shocked over the brazen disregard for the health of the dying river, which holds a significant place in the Hindu mythology, from the organisers. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has already recommended a fine of Rs 120 crore on them for violation of ecological norms but it has hardly deterred preparations