Uttarakhand: Gupta Family Pays Rs. 54,000 To Clean Up Wedding Venue

Uttarakhand: Gupta Family Pays Rs. 54,000 To Clean Up Wedding Venue

Uttarakhand: Gupta Family Pays Rs. 54,000 To Clean Up Wedding Venue 

New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Auli town in Uttrakhand were paid Rs 54,000 by the South Africa-based Gupta family. The amount was paid to clean up the waste left after their Rs. 200 crore weddings.

The Gupta family also agreed to pay the entire cost of cleaning up after their mega wedding functions left Auli with major waste management problems. 

"The Gupta family had deposited Rs. 54,000 as user charge. Over 150 quintal waste has been cleaned up till now. After the cleaning work is complete the total bill of all the expenses, including manual labour and vehicles, will be sent to them. The family has agreed to pay the entire bill and also provide a vehicle to the civic body," said the municipality president Shailendra Panwar. 

In order to clean the waste lying around, the municipal corporation has deployed 20 workers.

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The district administration and Pollution Control Board have been asked to submit a report by July 7 on the harm caused to the environment due to the waste. The next hearing in the matter is on July 8. 

Earlier, a public interest litigation was also filed stating the extensive wedding preparations were damaging the environment.

The wedding was attended by many celebrities, including chief ministers, Bollywood stars like Katrina Kaif, yoga guru Baba Ramdev.

Ramdev had also conducted a two-hour yoga session at the wedding. 
Choppers were hired to ferry the guests.

Almost all the hotels and resorts were booked and flowers were imported from Switzerland for the two high-profile marriages. 

The wedding celebrations of Suryakant, son of Ajay Gupta, took place in Auli from June 18 to 20, while the marriage of Atul Gupta's son Shashank was held from June 20 to 22.

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