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Sri Sri's programme damaged Yamuna floodplains, Green Tribunal told
Wednesday August 17, 2016 7:00 PM, Agencies

New Delhi: The Yamuna riverbed near Delhi has been completely destroyed during the World Culture Festival organised here by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in March 2016 , a group of experts informed the National Green Tribunal, India's top environmental court, according to media reports.

The ground, which had been levelled, compacted and hardened, is totally devoid of water bodies or depressions and almost completely devoid of any vegetation, the NDTV posted quoting from the 47-page report.

The expert panel has said that the cost of restoration must be borne by god-man Ravi Shankars organisation Art of Living (AOL), the media stated.

However, AOL has said that the report is biased and it is yet to be heard on the matter, reported NDTV.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many other leaders and dignitaries had attended the inaugural programme in Mach.

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