NGT asks Delhi Govt to increase fine for cracker bursting
NGT asks Delhi Govt to increase fine for cracker bursting
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NGT asks Delhi Govt to increase fine for cracker bursting
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NGT asks Delhi Govt to increase fine for cracker bursting

Criticising Delhi government's awareness activities to control noise pollution, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday said that they were inadequate in terms of quality and quantity.

The Green Tribunal also asked the government to revise the amount of the penalty for bursting crackers stating that the current amount was not enough to stop people from doing the same. 

At present, the fine for bursting crackers is Rs. 1,000 which the NGT thinks is not acting as a deterrent. 

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"We are of the view that compensation for bursting of crackers needs to be suitably revised and should be different for different classes of defaulters and frequencies of default," said the NGT, in its order on Wednesday. 

It also stated that fines on noise from the DG sets and those from sound-emitting construction equipment needed to be looked at.