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Amarnath Shrine: NGT appoints committee to look into environment protection and infrastructure

NGT suggests that the area around Amarnath Shrine cave should be declared as 'silence zone' to prevent avalanches, throwing offerings/coconuts near the cave should be stopped.


  |  Updated On : November 15, 2017 02:38 PM
New Delhi :  

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has appointed a committee to look into environment protection and infrastructure for pilgrims at Amarnath Shrine.

It has also asked why extra shops and open toilets have not been removed. 

NGT suggests that the area around Amarnath Shrine cave should be declared as 'silence zone' to prevent avalanches, throwing offerings/coconuts near the cave should be stopped. 

NGT has also asked 'why SC orders of 2012 for protection of the area haven't been followed?' 

The National Green Tribunal had on Monday capped the number of devotees allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir at 50,000 per day.

The NGT has also stayed all the constructions going on inside shrine complex.

First Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:01 PM


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