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.