The National Green Tribunal has imposed fines on colleges and malls in Delhi which generate huge quantity waste and fail to treat sewage for not complying with environment laws.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed massive environment compensation on these erring bodies for not taking adequate protection for protection of the ecology.

The green panel imposed an environment compensation of Rs 25,000 each on Vivekananda Mahila College, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Shyam Lal College and directed them to install anti-pollution devices within three months.

In the event of default, these colleges would be liable to pay environmental compensation of Rs 5 lakh and shut down, it said.

The tribunal also slapped a fine of Rs 1.5 lakh on east- Delhi based Cross River Mall, Rs one lakh on Mahatta Towers Pvt Ltd and Rs 50,000 on Aggarwal Fun City Mall. They have been asked to deposit the amount within two weeks.

“The noticees shall rectify and carry out all the deficiencies pointed out by the inspection committee and comply with the recommendations within three months. In the event of default, they shall be liable for further environmental compensation of Rs 5 lakhs and shall be subject to closure,” the bench said.