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Lack of coordination holding up Yamuna clean-up plan: NGT

Concerned over lack of coordination and cooperation between various departments in cleaning river Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal has said it has all the “trappings of the civil court” and its directions on this and other issues should be complied with without any “default and delay”. “This tribunal has all the trappings of the civil court and is to evolve its own procedure in consonance with the principle of natural justice. The decisions or the directions of the tribunal are to be executed as a decree of the civil court. Consequently for execution and implementation of the directions issued by the tribunal, by the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure including attachment of property and arrest, could be taken recourse to.

“This is in adhesion to and not in derogation to the powers of the tribunal to have its orders to be executed in accordance with law if necessary including consequences of disobedience of the order of the court.” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

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