Ganga: Panel set up to probe UP project submits report in NGT

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A committee set up by the National Green Tribunal to inspect the status of two sewage treatment plants (STP) in Garhmukteshwar in western Uttar Pradesh, today submitted its report to the green panel. The committee submitted its report before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar which asked advocate Ritwick Dutta, appointed as… Read more »

NGT notice to Centre, UP for felling tree near Taj

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An association working for the protection of Taj Mahal has moved the NGT alleging tree felling in the eco-sensitive zone near the 17th century mausoleum prompting the green panel today to seek response from the Centre and the UP government. A bench headed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to… Read more »

NGT slaps fine on Uttarakhand govt for delay in filing reply

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National Green Tribunal today slapped fines on Uttarakhand government and its agencies for not filing their responses on a plea highlighting human wildlife conflict and seeking rehabilitation of villagers living inside Rajaji National Park in the state. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed the state authorities for not filing their replies… Read more »

‘Notification to protect Ganga flood plains issued’

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Government has informed the National Green Tribunal that it has issued a notification for regulating developmental activities on the floodplains of River Ganga and its tribuatries. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) told the green panel that the Ministry of Water Resources has issued a notification on October 7, 2016 which provides for protection… Read more »

Yamuna cleaning:Water Ministry, Namami Gange to file affidavit

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Ministry of Water Resources and Director General of ‘Namami Gange’ project to file detailed affidavit regarding compliance of its judgement on cleaning of river Yamuna. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar said that the complete affidavit should be filed within two weeks and listed the matter… Read more »

NGT transfers pleas on oil spill off Tamil Nadu coast

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The National Green Tribunal today transferred to its Southern Bench two pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved. The Principal Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar transferred the petitions filed here to its Southern Bench in Chennai while… Read more »