Direct AAP to relocate slums: Railways tells NGT

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Railways has urged the National Green Tribunal to direct the Delhi government to utilise Rs 11.25 crore given to it way back in 2003-2004 to rehabilitate slum clusters along the rail tracks here. Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for Railways, told a bench headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar that it had given… Read more »

Allow projects only if they have waste management plan: NGT

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Any development project, which is bound to generate waste and sewage, should not be granted clearance unless its plan provides for proper collection, processing and disposal of sewage and garbage, the National Green Tribunal has said. “It needs no wonders to understand that any development, residential, industrial or commercial is bound to generate municipal waste… Read more »

NGT asks MoEF not to act under new notification

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The National Green Tribunal today took the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to task over its recent notification exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance (EC) and restrained it from granting any fresh permissions under the new regulation. “You can’t do legal blunders and get away with it,” a bench headed by… Read more »

Air pollution: NGT notice to MoEF on plea filed by six kids

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Affected by alarming levels of air pollution caused by industries in West Delhi, six children have moved the National Green Tribunal, prompting it to seek a reply from the Centre and Delhi government. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministries of Environment and Urban Development, Delhi government, Delhi… Read more »

NGT asks Delhi govt to shut hazardous industries in East Delhi

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Noting that functioning of industrial units in residential areas is harmful, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to take action against all such units operating without consent. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi pulled up BSES Yamuna for supplying electricity to industrial units located… Read more »

NGT notice to over 1400 pollution defaulters

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The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to over 1400 defaulters, who have not paid environmental compensation for violating its order on waste burning and dust pollution, on a plea filed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC). A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar also issued notice to the Sub Divisional Magistrate concerned… Read more »

“Pay Rs10k fine for dumping waste in public place”

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Municipal solid waste (MSW) is one of the most serious pollutants in the country specially in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal has said while announcing a fine of Rs 10,000 on those found throwing waste at public places. The green panel said that all authorities are under “statutory” obligation to ensure that waste is “collected,… Read more »

NGT notice to govt on habitation inside Rajaji National Park

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A plea highlighting human wildlife conflict and seeking rehabilitation of villagers living inside Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand today led the National Green Tribunal to seek responses from the Centre and the state government. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Uttarakhand government,… Read more »