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Yamuna Restoration

By: for economictimes.indiatimes.com on June 18, 2015
World News

The river Yamuna at Agra

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal has directed a principal committee, constituted by it, to hold a meeting to determine the environmental flow of Yamuna from Hatnikhund barrage in Haryana up to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. 

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the committee, headed by Shashi Shekhar who is also the secretary in the ministry of water resources, to grant hearing to all the states concerned on June 22. 

The tribunal also directed Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to appear before the committee. 

It ordered the committee to consider the amount of water that is to be released at Hathnikund "with any variations in the shares of states" for maintaining the environmental flow of the river.  

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