The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has increased the penalty imposed on Gammon India to Rs 2 crore for damaging the environment by dumping construction debris into Chenab and Tawi rivers in Jammu and Kashmir. The green panel, which had slapped an environment compensation of Rs 1 crore on the company on February 12, increased the amount after finding its previous order restraining the firms from using the rivers as dumping sites was not complied with.
The company is now required to pay a sum of Rs 2 crore within a month. The amount be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board which may be spent for restoration of the environment.
Gammon India is engaged in construction of buildings, civil engineering, construction of utility projects, and specialized construction activities.