NGT transfers Darjeeling pollution case to Eastern Bench

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The National Green Tribunal has transferred a case relating to the indiscriminate dumping of municipal waste in the picturesque Darjeeling and pollution in Mahananda river to the Eastern Zonal Bench. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, passed the order after lawyers appearing for the parties informed it that a similar case was… Read more »

NGT slaps Rs 1L on 3 Ghaziabad civic body officials

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a Rs 1 lakh fine on three officials of the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) for non-compliance of its order on maintenance of roads and pavements with green cover in one of the sectors. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim said that Municpal Commissioner Abdul Samad, Chief Engineer… Read more »

NGT seeks details of borewells installed by DMRC

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The NGT today directed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to furnish a list of borewells it has installed and the quantity of water extracted by it, following charges that it was extracting groundwater instead of using waste water to wash its trains. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim also directed Delhi Metro to inform… Read more »

NGT orders inspection of power firms storing hazardous e-waste

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Power distribution companies storing hazardous e-waste have come under the lens of the NGT which has ordered inspection of their premises here after a plea alleged these were causing massive air pollution. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to jointly inspect areas… Read more »

E-waste burning: NGT orders inspection of Ganga floodplains

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The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of Ganga flood plains to probe dumping and burning of waste after a plea alleged illegal processing of electronic waste on the banks of Ramganga in western UP. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed officials from the Environment Ministry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)… Read more »

Haryana recognises Najafgarh lake as a water body

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After claiming there was no natural lake in the Najafgarh area, the Haryana government has now taken a U-turn by telling the National Green Tribunal that it has been accepted as a water body. The re-designation would enable the governments of Haryana and Delhi to check construction and other activities in the dried up water… Read more »

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 »