NGT asks Himachal govt to ensure ban on illegal mining

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Himachal Pradesh government to ensure there is no illegal mining in the state “under any circumstances”. Responding to a plea alleging unauthorised excavation on government land in Kangra, a circuit bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the state government to submit a restoration plan… Read more »

NGT notice to Centre on plea against tree felling in Aravallis

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A former army man has moved the National Green Tribunal against the Haryana government’s sanction to chop trees in the eco-sensitive Aravalli Hills prompting the green panel to seek a response from the Centre. A vacation bench headed by Justice U D Salvi issued notices to the Environment Ministry, the Manohar Lal Khattar government, the… Read more »

Clarify stand on Ganga encroachments, NGT tells Centre and others

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Centre and other stakeholders to clarify their stand on demarcation and encroachments on the floodplains of the Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao. The green panel asked the ministries of environment and water resources, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Uttar… Read more »

Heads of 9 state pollution control boards barred from working

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The National Green Tribunal today barred the chairpersons of nine state pollution control boards (SPCBs) from functioning with immediate effect for not being appointed in consonance with the judgement of the tribunal. A vacation bench, headed by Justice R S Rathore, ordered chiefs of SPCBs of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu,… Read more »

Why should Kaleshwaram project not be stayed, asks NGT

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The Telangana government’s Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project, which aims to take water to the state’s drought-hit regions, suffered a setback as the National Green Tribunal sought answers from the Centre and two state governments about the scheme’s environmental and other clearances. Responding to a plea challenging the construction of the project, a bench headed by… Read more »