Place list of hazardous industries in East Delhi: NGT

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Industrial units operating in residential areas are one of the major contributors to air pollution in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal has said while directing Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to submit complete list of hazardous units located in Vishwas Nagar area here. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi, which had earlier sought… Read more »

Frame incentive policy for scrapping vehicles: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Centre for delay in introduction of a new scrapping policy which will provide incentives for surrendering old polluting vehicles and asked it to expeditiously frame a scheme in this regard. The green panel said more than a year has passed since its directions on “scrapping policy” which includes… Read more »

Centre asked to frame incentive policy

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Ministry of Heavy Industries to expeditiously frame policy with regard to scrapping of vehicles and publicise benefits associated with it for persons who opt for it. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said more than a year has passed since its directions in this regard… Read more »

SC bans sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR

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In a stern action to curb air pollution during the ongoing wedding season, the Supreme Court today suspended the licences of all firecracker sellers in Delhi and National Capital Region with immediate effect till further orders, virtually banning their sale and purchase. “We in public interest direct the suspension of existing licences for possessing, stocking… Read more »

“Govt buildings to undergo environ audit”

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The National Green Tribunal today directed environment audit of all the government buildings, including offices and hospitals, in Delhi to control pollution so that public health is not adversely affected. The bench passed the directions while observing that “right to clean environment is a fundamental right and every citizen, wherever he goes, has a right… Read more »

NGT raps SDMC over figures on waste in Delhi

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The National Green Tribunal today rapped the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) over “inaccurate” data on various kinds of waste generated in the national capital daily. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took strong exception over the data submitted by SDMC which said that Delhi generates nearly 10,000 tonnes municipal solid waste… Read more »

What’s quantity of waste generated by Delhi: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government and civic bodies here to inform it about the total quantity of municipal solid waste generated in the national capital daily. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar expressed concern over functioning of waste-to-energy plants in the city and said the authorities should be… Read more »

Introduce vacuum cleaning of roads: NGT

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Manual cleaning of road dust must be stopped immediately, the National Green Tribunal directed the Delhi government, asking it to introduce mechanical cleaning in the national capital. The green panel said manual removal of dust from roads only regenerates pollution in the environment and police should ensure that wherever mechanised cleaning of dust is introduced,… Read more »

UCC: Law Commission open to suggestions

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

With a section of the tribal population up in arms against the government’s move seeking opinion of the Law Commission on possibility of having the Uniform Civil Code, the panel said it was “open” to objections and suggestions from the community. “The tribal community should make representation before the Commission. We would also like to… Read more »