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Delhi government fined for failing to curb pollution

A pedestrian crosses a road near the Indian President’s house amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 8, 2018. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

The Delhi government has been fined for not taking proper measures to curb pollution in the city. The National Green Tribunal, India’s environmental watchdog, has slapped the government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog. The money is to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board and will be utilised for anti-pollution measures. This penalty comes after it emerged that some polluting industries were still burning harmful waste in the open. The NGT also slapped a fine on 11 realty players operating in the region and issued notices to 12 others for violating environmental norms.…

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