Published On : Mon, Jun 6th, 2016

Art Of Living deposits Rs 4.75 crore compensation with DDA

AOL Bridge
New Delhi/Nagpur:
The Art of Living (AOL) foundation has deposited Rs. 4.75 crore “environment compensation” with Delhi Development Authority as directed by the National Green Tribunal for damaging Yamuna’s biodiversity during its ‘World Culture Festival’ in March. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living deposited the environment compensation through a demand draft to the DDA on June 3.

“Art of Living foundation has submitted a demand draft of Rs. 4.75 crore as per the orders of the National Green Tribunal on June 3,” advocate Kush Sharma, appearing for DDA, told Media.

The green panel had on June 3 directed the expert committee headed by Shashi Shekhar, Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources to inspect the site on Yamuna floodplains where the three-day festival was organised, before June 10.