52 teams formed for sealing illegal bore wells in Delhi: DPCC to NGT

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has told the National Green Tribunal that 52 teams have been formed for sealing illegal bore wells in the national capital. DPCC told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel that action plans have been prepared by divisional commissioners at district level. “As per action plan […]

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Remove bunds blocking flow of water into Yamuna: Delhi HC to Haryana

The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked Haryana to remove the bunds that, according to the Delhi government, were blocking flow of clean water into the Yamuna and was leading to an increase in pollution levels in the national capital’s water supply. The direction by a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K […]

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NGT slaps Rs 25,000 fine on Delhi govt for not filing report

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped Rs 25,000 as costs on the Delhi government for failure to file a report on the action taken to prevent blockage of drains in the city. A bench headed by Acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim directed the AAP government to file its response within 10 days and […]

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Supreme Court summons chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana: Yamuna water

The Supreme Court today directed the chief secretaries of Haryana and Delhi to appear before it on Monday after the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) said it was not receiving enough water to supply to the national capital. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities […]

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Supreme Court agrees to Delhi Jal Board (DJB) plea on Haryana water supply to Delhi

 The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) alleging that Haryana was supplying 120 cusec less water to Delhi out of the 450 cusecs of water it was supposed to supply. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said […]

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NGT directs Haryana to submit action plan on Yamuna

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Haryana government to submit an action plan to address the issue of ammonia and other pollutants in river Yamuna. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim asked the state government to file an affidavit stating short and long term measures which it proposes to combat the pollution in […]

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Sewer workers death : Delhi HC asks authorities to implement procedure

The recent deaths of manual scavengers in the national capital has come under the scanner of the Delhi High Court which today sought a time-bound implementation of the procedure for cleaning sewers and septic tanks. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur was informed by the Delhi government that the Lieutenant Governor […]

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NGT asks Delhi government to for report on quality of water

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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Don’t surrender the amount allotted for Yamuna: NGT to DJB

The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) not to surrender the amount allocated to it in the last fiscal for rejuvenation of Yamuna to the Delhi government. The green panel also made it clear that DJB would spend these funds for restoration during the year and the implementation of its ‘Maili se […]

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Delhi HC asks DJB to extract water from colony

Expressing concern over high water table in a South Delhi colony where buildings were facing seepage problems, Delhi High Court has observed that the water needed to be extracted from there and directed DJB to obtain the requisite permission for it. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva directed the Delhi Jal […]

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