NGT refuses to lift ban on 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR

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The National Green Tribunal today dismissed the Centre’s plea seeking modification of its order banning ten-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR. The Tribunal noted that emissions from diesel vehicles is carcinogenic in nature and one diesel vehicle causes pollution equivalent to 24 petrol vehicles or otherwise 40 CNG vehicles. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar… Read more »

Ensure there is no indiscriminate dumping of waste

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to check indiscriminate dumping of garbage in the national capital as it adversely impacts public health and the environment. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the counsel appearing for the AAP government to take clear instructions whether the landfill sites were working… Read more »

NGT slaps fine on Delhi Technological University

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The National Green Tribunal has imposed a penalty on the Delhi Technological University (DTU) for failing to devise a mechanism to treat the huge quantity of waste generated by it and not complying with environment laws. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed an environment compensation of Rs 25,000 on the erring… Read more »

NGT raps AAP govt for killing people under hill of garbage

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The National Green Tribunal today issued show cause notices to the Delhi government, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and others over the Ghazipur landfill collapse in which two persons were killed. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar rapped the AAP government and civic bodies for not discharging their statutory obligations. “Why did you… Read more »

No garbage to be dumped in Ghazipur and Bhalaswa landfill sites

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 No fresh garbage will be dumped in Ghazipur and Bhalaswa landfill sites, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today after meeting Lt Governor Anil Baijal. Earlier in the day, the Lt Governor’s office said garbage dumping in east Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site has been banned with immediate effect and it is likely to be cleared… Read more »

Stubble burning: NGT asks 4 states to show cases of farmers given incentive

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 The National Green Tribunal has directed the governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to submit before it specific cases of small farmers being given incentive to desist them from burning crop residue in a bid to prevent air pollution. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the four northern states… Read more »

Submit action plans on Yamuna cleaning before September 4: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal has directed some northern states to submit an action plan on rejuvenation and restoration of the stretch of river Yamuna falling beyond the national capital. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to file a complete report in this regard. “We… Read more »

‘Cellular operators need permission for using generator’

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Cellular service providers need to take consent from the state pollution control boards for installing and operating generator sets, the National Green Tribunal has ruled. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar declined to quash the order dated March 31, 2009 passed by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB). “While we decline… Read more »

Govt alleges bias; seeks transfer of noise pollution case

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The Maharashtra government today filed an application before the Bombay High Court’s Chief Justice seeking that all matters pertaining to noise pollution rules be transferred to another bench, while alleging that one of the judges hearing the matter is “biased” against the state government. “One of the judges is harbouring a serious bias against the… Read more »

Remove debris on Yamuna floodplains in 3 weeks: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi and UP governments to remove the debris lying on the floodplains of Yamuna, noting that indiscriminate dumping of waste is a direct source of pollution of the river. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the Department of Irrigation of Delhi and UP would… Read more »