NGT forms committee to decide if 2 pvt Agra colleges fall within Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

 The National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee to decide whether two private engineering colleges have been constructed inside the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel set up the committee on October 30 comprising the Principal Secretaries of departments of revenue and forest, Principal Chief […]

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NGT asks Agra Div Comm to provide data on trees near Taj Mahal

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide information on the trees planted in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) near the historic Taj Mahal. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the officer to provide necessary data within three weeks to advocate M C Mehta, who […]

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Demarcate Yamuna floodplains in Agra within 3 wks”

National Green Tribunal today directed a panel of scientists and officials from National Institute of Hydrology, Central Water Commission and other agencies to fix pillars and demarcate the Yamuna floodplains in Agra within three weeks. A bench, headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar, asked the committee to demarcate the floodplain with respect to 2010, […]

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NGT refuses to review order against petha-makers

Makers of the famous petha, a soft candy-like sweetmeat, in Agra have got a breather, with the National Green Tribunal refusing to review its order dismissing a plea seeking direction to them to stop using coal for its manufacture and not to dump the waste in sewage lines. “We do not see any mistake or […]

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Agra is venue for disabled congress

According to District Magistrate Ajay Chauhan, The first international congress for the rehabilitation of the disabled will be held in Agra from Nov 26 to 28. More than 1,300 delegates from 86 countries are expected to take part in the deliberations. Chauhan said the world congress would discuss the rights of the disabled, human rights, […]

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