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NGT holds AoL responsible for damaging Yamuna floodplains


New Delhi: The Art of Living Foundation (AoL) on Thursday said it will move the Supreme Court against the National Green Tribunal’s verdict holding it responsible for the damage caused to the Yamuna floodplains due to its cultural extravaganza held in March 2016.

Expressing “disappointment” over the the NGT verdict, the AoL claimed that it had complied with all environment norms and its submissions were not considered, reports PTI.

The NGT, in its verdict pronounced on Thursday, held the foundation headed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar responsible for the damage to the floodplains “in terms of the report submitted by the expert committee”.

“The Art of Living is disappointed with the decision taken by the NGT…. We do not agree with the verdict. Our submissions have not been dealt with/considered,” a statement issued by the AoL said.