Camping in Rishikesh (5th Jan 2016) : Uttarakhand government is ready to regulate the beach camping on Ganga banks. The policy is being prepared by the committee after the announcement made by National Green Tribunal (NGT). The committee shall take the suggestions from operators while preparing the report.
NGT had declared to stop beach camping on 15 July 2015. In December 2015, NGT had also issued one more order to prohibit all activities and the use of the plastic items within 100 meters from river Ganga. The Uttarakhand government has formed a committee comprising of senior officials from state government and forest department. The first meeting shall be held on 7th January 2016, in which the operators shall also participate in the meeting. The next meeting is proposed on 11th January 2016. The government is pursuing on this matter by asking to get more time on this issue from NGT.
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