India, March 19 -- The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in its order asked the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to explain on what grounds the civic body has chosen a dumping site at Diva which falls under the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ). This order is followed by an application filed by NGO Vanashakti.

"The NGT has found merit in our application and has said that the pollution board had found the civic body guilty of dumping waste on mangroves unscientifically and polluting the creek and also violating the CRZ norms. The NGT issued a notice to TMC which has to explain to its content how it chose this site and how it chose to dump mixed waste in the CRZ," said Stalin Dayanand, director, Vanashakti.

"This is a good step by the NGT to hau...