NGT imposes Rs.50 lakh fine On East Coast Railway

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of  50 lakh on East Coast Railway for operating an illegal railway siding without the consent of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) at Jakhapura railway station near Kalinganagar in Odisha’s Jajpur district.

The Kolkata bench of NGT that was hearing the case asked the railway board to deposit the fine amount at the Jajpur Collectorate within 2 months as environmental compensation for five years for operation of the railway siding. The NGT has asked the Jajpur Collector to make use of 25 lakh for infra development of Primary Health Centre at Jakhapura and remaining amount will be for improving the environment in and around railway siding the court directed.

So let’s do:
1. Expand the term OSPCB ?
2. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed fine of `50 lakh on which Railway zone recently?

Source – The Hindu 


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