Former Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation Annapurna Mishra has demanded that the Delhi Government appeal against the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order for evacuation of all unauthorised constructions alongside the Yamuna.

The environmental watchdog had on Monday directed the governments of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to clear all concrete illegal structures from the notified no-development zones on the Yamuna floodplains. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Ms. Mishra said: “In Delhi alone more than 40 lakh people live in areas close to the Yamuna, whose survival will be threatened by the NGT order, if it were to be implemented. These people have not carried out any encroachment,” she said.

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