Vaishno Devi: When will you finalise rehab plan, NGT asks J-K Govt

NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today expressed dissatisfaction over the status report filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on rehabilitation plan for those engaged in carrying pilgrims to the Vaishno Devi shrine on horses and mules, which have now been barred.

A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Jawad Rahim said it was inclined to summon the State Chief Secretary to explain the default in implementation of the rehabilitation scheme.

However, after a lot of persuasion by the State’s counsel, the green panel gave him a day to clearly inform it about the time within which the Government will comply with the directions of the tribunal. (AGENCIES)