After finding that river bed and rocky slopes were allowed to be used for commercial purpose in Himachal Pradesh, one-man commission looking into benami land deals in the state in its report has observed that callous and un-pragmatic attitude of the authorities is the root cause of pollution of rivers and habitation on the river bed. The commission has expressed concern over violations of environment protection laws. The commission has pointed out that the natural flow of water should not be obstructed, compelling the river to change its course towards the low-lying villages. "It's a criminal offence not to visualize the aftereffects of tampering with the river bed," it said.
April 11, 2012
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