NGT seeks factual report over plea alleging Varanasi Tent City Project violating green norms

Updated: Mar 19 2023 4:37PM

New Delhi, Mar 19 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal has sought a factual report from a panel over allegations that the Tent City project in Varanasi was flouting environmental norms.

The NGT was hearing a petition alleging the project on a 100-acre area on the riverbed of the Ganga, was detrimental to the flora and fauna and also resulted in untreated sewage going directly into the river.

The Tent City, developed on the banks of the Ganga opposite the famed ghats of the holy city, aims to tap the tourism potential of the region and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January.  A bench comprising chairperson Justice A K Goel said the allegations, if true, depicted serious violations of environmental norms.