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NGT imposed monthly tax on all households in Delhi

May 9, 2015 14:13 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 8 May 2015 ordered that every household in Delhi will have to pay a monthly environmental compensation to clean up Yamuna River.

According to the direction, the compensation to be paid will be directly proportional to the property or water tax whichever is higher, paid by a particular household. In case of unauthorized colonies households that do not pay property tax or water bill will have to pay an amount that would be between 100 rupees to 500 rupees.

The decision was made by the NGT bench headed by its chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar on a petition of environmental activist, Manoj Misra against severe pollution in Yamuna River.

This amount would be added to electricity bills, water bill or the property tax by the respective departments which will transfer the money to Delhi government. The amount collected through the compensation will be utilized to set up new sewage treatment plants and provide other technology to clean up river Yamuna.

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