Pragati Maidan : no felling of trees without requisite permission

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“The counsel appearing for the Delhi government submits that there shall be no tree cutting in the said area without the permission granted by the tree officer, South Division, Tughlakabad, New Delhi,” the bench said The Delhi government has assured the National Green Tribunal that there would be no felling of trees without requisite permission… Read more »

NGT clarifies Amarnath cave shrine not declared as silent zone

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Following protests over its decision, the National Green Tribunal today clarified it has not declared a “silence zone” at the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that due silence has to be maintained only in front of the ice stalagmite resembling the ‘ShivaLinga’…. Read more »

‘Install online air monitoring systems, RO in Singrauli’

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh governments to to install online air quality monitoring systems in Singrauli and Sonebhadra districts after a plea alleged pollution in these areas due to industrial and mining activities. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also ordered installation of reverse osmosis… Read more »

Plea in NGT against Tank Road encroachments

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A plea alleging encroachment by shops resulting in traffic jams at a clothes hub on Tank Road here has been filed in the National Green Tribunal. The petition, which is likely to come up before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, claimed that a number of unauthorised shops were running on Tank… Read more »

NGT raps Punjab, Haryana over their action plan on pollution

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The National Green Tribunal today slammed Punjab and Haryana governments for filing generalised action plans to combat air pollution and directed them to refer to its previous judgements on the issue. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also summoned the environment secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan asking them to… Read more »

AoL responsible for damaging Yamuna floodplains: NGT

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In a setback to the Art of Living Foundation of spiritual leader Ravi Shankar, the National Green Tribunal today held it responsible for causing damage and environmental degradation of the Yamuna flood plains by holding a three-day cultural extravaganza last year. While refusing to impose an additional environment fine on the AoL which has already… Read more »

Can you differentiate between human, bird excreta: NGT to CPCB

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to take a clear stand whether it can differentiate between human excreta and bird poop after a retired army officer approached it alleging that faeces were splattered from aircraft on his South Delhi house before Diwali. Aviation regulator DGCA maintained that it was… Read more »