‘No damage done to Yamuna floodplain’

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016 10:49 IST

NEW DELHI: The Art of Living Foundation on Monday said there was no “irreparable environmental damage” to the Yamuna floodplain due to the World Culture Festival that it hosted in March 2016.

“The Art of Living is a reputed organisation with a proven track record in environment protection and care. Much of what has been said with reference to damage of the Yamuna floodplain is concocted and without any logical or scientific basis, Kedar Desai, spokesperson, Art Of Living, said at a press conference here.

“Scientific evidence and data available with us make us believe that an unbiased investigation will reveal the truth about the allegations and our contention of causing no damage to air, water and soil will be vindicated,” he said.

The Art of Living might now approach Supreme Court against the National Green Tribunal’s order which asked it to pay ` 5 crore as compensation. “Our legal team is studying the NGT order. Supreme Court is on vacation. We will soon take an appropriate step,” Desai said.

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