The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of 100 crore rupees on Meghalaya government for its failure to curb illegal coal mining in the state.
The amount of the fine has to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board within two months. The action comes after a high-level committee submitted an adverse report to a bench headed by NGT chairperson AK Goel.
Source: News on AIR
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
- Meghalaya CM: Conrad Sangma, Governor: Tathagata Roy.