Art of Living Event Affecting Yamuna Plains?

  • The National Green Tribunal constituted an expert committee to inspect a site where preparations are underway for the World Culture Festival.
  • This is a three-day event organised by Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of Living Foundation, scheduled to be held in March. Professor Gosain of IIT-Delhi said the construction and preparations were carried out in violation of the NGT’s directions about the floodplains.
  • He said the area has been cleared of all natural vegetation. The event would leave a “permanent footprint” on the floodplains of the Yamuna.