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Ensure ban on use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in industries and switch to cleaner alternatives : NGT

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The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure that states and union territories (UTs) ban the use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in industries and switch to cleaner alternatives. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel after perusing a report filed by CPCB noted […]

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National Green Tribunal asks CPCB to explain coercive steps taken against Amazon and Flipkart.

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National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inform it about coercive steps taken against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for non-compliance of plastic waste management rules. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the report filed by the apex pollution monitoring body does not mention the […]

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NGT directs CPCB to issue guidelines on monitoring of environmental norms by dairies

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The National Green Tribunal Thursday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to issue guidelines within a month for checking pollution and monitoring of environmental norms by dairies throughout the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that at least the minimum distance of dairies and gaushalas from habitations, water […]

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Amazon and Flipkart need to establish system for collecting plastic waste: CPCB to NGT.

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E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to the packaging of their products, the Central Pollution Control Board told the NGT on Tuesday. The apex pollution monitoring body told […]

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SC partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, allows it from 6 am to 6 pm

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The Supreme Court Monday allowed construction activity in the Delhi-NCR region between 6 am and 6 pm, partially lifting its complete ban on it. The apex court perused the report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which said that construction activities should not be allowed between 6 pm to 6 am. A bench, […]

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NGT: Will examine if alternate landfill sites fall on Yamuna floodplains

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The National Green Tribunal today said it would examine. whether the proposed alternate landfill sites at Sonia Vihar and Ghonda Gujran areas here are located on the Yamuna floodplains. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim, which did not issue notice on the pleas filed by rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra and […]

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NGT asks UP to reply to show cause notice on Discharge of sewage into Ganga

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The National Green Tribunal has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to reply within a week why environmental compensation should not be slapped on it for its “intentional” non-compliance of statutory obligations regarding discharge of untreated sewage water into the Ganga. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim noted that despite its December 2016 […]

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National Green Tribunal directs CPCB to submit report on Anpara thermal power plant

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to submit report on the emission standards of the Anpara thermal power plant located at Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim reteirated its earlier direction and asked the apex pollution monitoring body to file the report by […]

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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 […]

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Pollution in poultry farms: NGT notice to Centre

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A plea highlighting environmental pollution caused by the improper waste disposal and unregulated use of antibiotics in poultry farms has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek a response from the Centre and others. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests Food Safety and […]

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SC reserves verdict on plea to restore ban on firecracker sale

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a plea seeking restoration of its last year’s order banning the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-National Capital Region. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) supported the plea before a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri and said the November 11, 2016, order should be restored and […]

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SC asks CPCB, states to prepare plan to check pollution

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The Supreme Court today asked CPCB, Delhi government, EPCA, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan to hold a meeting within two weeks and come out with a comprehensive plan to check pollution in the national capital. A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur also asked the Centre to implement the ban in four weeks on furnace […]

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NGT asks Delhi government to for report on quality of water

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a complete and comprehensive report on quality and quantity of water that is being supplied to end users at various localities of the national capital on random sample basis. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the committee comprising environment secretary […]

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Submit report on fuel adulteration in 4 weeks: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal has directed Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which was directed to check adulteration of petrol and diesel at petrol pumps across Delhi-NCR, to submit its report on the issue within four weeks. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed the ministry for delay in submitting analysis report […]

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Silicosis deaths: SC stays warrant against CPCB head

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The Supreme Court today stayed the operation of its bailable warrants issued against the Chairman of apex pollution control board CPCB after he had failed to appear and apprise it about the steps taken to prevent death of workers due to silicosis in Gujarat. A vacation bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy […]

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Odd-even has no impact on pollution: CPCB tells NGT

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There is no data to suggest that the odd-even scheme has led to a decline in vehicular pollution in thenational capital, CPCB said on Thursday. On being informed about this by the apex pollution monitoring body, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked the Delhi government, which is implementing the second phase of the car-rationing scheme, […]

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2nd Odd-even: NGT asks CPCB to monitor pollution

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National Green Tribunal today asked the Central Pollution Control Board to independently monitor and record the data of ambient air quality in Delhi during the ongoing second phase of the odd-even scheme. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar, also asked CPCB to record and analyse the data of before and after the fortnight-long […]

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NGT seeks govt response on plea against illegal car workshops

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The National Green Tribunal has sought a response from the Centre on a plea alleging inaction and connivance on the part of civic authorities here for allowing some automobile service centres/workshops to be set up and operate without requisite clearances. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, also issued a notice to Central […]

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More detailed pollution check ordered at Tuticorin plant

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The Supreme Court Friday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to carry out a ‘more detailed inspection’ of the pollution allegedly being caused by a Tuticorin-based copper smelting plant. The smelting plant belongs to Sterlite Industries. Justice R.V. Raveendran and Justice A.K. Patnaik asked NEERI to carry out detailed inspection with reference to […]

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