Hill station turns dumping ground: 4,000 kg of garbage left behind after Rs 200-cr Auli wedding of Guptas

A PIL was filed stating environmental concerns due to the extensive wedding preparations.

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The high-profile weddings have created a waste problem in the hill station.
AULI (UTTARAKHAND): The Municipal Corporation here is combating the challenging task of cleaning up the garbage and waste left behind after the Rs 200 crore weddings of South Africa-based controversial Gupta family.

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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Kritika Singhal (R), daughter of diamond merchant Suresh Singhal, and Suryakant (L), son of industrialist Ajay Gupta, got married in Auli on June 20.
Kritika Singhal (R), daughter of diamond merchant Suresh Singhal, and Suryakant (L), son of industrialist Ajay Gupta, got married in Auli on June 20.

Earlier, a PIL was also filed stating the extensive wedding preparations were damaging the environment.

Many celebrities, including chief ministers, B-Town stars like Katrina Kaif, yoga guru Baba Ramdev had attended the wedding. Ramdev 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.
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Ajay Gupta's son Suryakant gets married on June 18-20, his younger brother Atul Gupta's son Shashank will take the 'lavan-phere' on June 20-22.
Ajay Gupta's son Suryakant gets married on June 18-20, his younger brother Atul Gupta's son Shashank will take the 'lavan-phere' on June 20-22.

Supervisor of the Nagar Palika Parishad of Joshimath, Anil, along with a team of 20 men, has been given the task to deal with the waste.

"The wedding has created a waste problem in the hill station. The garbage has surpassed 40 quintals (4000 kilogram)," one of the team members said.

"Plastic packets and bottles are lying everywhere. Our cows go for grazing in the area daily. What if they consume plastic? Who would take the responsibility? The situation here is really pathetic," a local told ANI.

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