Two weddings that cost INR 200 crore (approx PKR 400 crore) left behind mountains of garbage in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. According to media reports and videos online, 4,000 kg of garbage was left behind.
The Gupta family from South Africa was behind the nightmare. They hosted two weddings of their sons Suryakant and Shashank Gupta at a hill-station, Auli, between June 18 and 22.
Two grand wedding stages, as well as a glasshouse with floral arrangements from flowers that were flown in specially from Switzerland, were set up to celebrate the festivities. The guests were also flown in via special choppers. Many superstars including Katrina Kaif, Badshah and Kalaish Kher also performed at the functions.
These wedding functions left behind a huge mess of leftover petals, foam, food and plastic among other things in the region, known to be ecologically fragile. The local municipal corporation is cleaning up mountains of trash left behind after the Gupta family deposited INR 54,000 with the Corporation. The Guptas have also agreed to pay the entire cost of cleaning up.