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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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Submit plan for waste management plant at Ranikhera: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the civic bodies and the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) to come out with a clear mechanism for setting up an integrated waste management plant at Ranikhera near the Delhi-Haryana border. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the North and East Delhi […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Keep round-the-clock vigil at Sarojini Nagar market: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to maintain a round-the-clock vigil at the Sarojini Nagar market here to ensure that vehicles are not parked on the streets around it. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the civic body and the traffic police to ensure deployment […]

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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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Submit report on hotels at Mahipalpur: NGT to Delhi govt

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the AAP government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to submit a report on hotels operating at Mahipalpur near the IGI airport here. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the city government, the DPCC, hotel Jindal Palace and others while seeking their […]

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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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NGT appoints local commissioner to inspect Bhiwadi industries

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The National Green Tribunal today appointed a local commissioner to inspect the industrial clusters in the Bhiwadi area in Rajasthan’s Alwar district and sought detailed report on pollution levels in the area. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar appointed advocate Sumeer Sodhi as local commissioner and directed him to inspect the industries […]

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NGT refuses to quash environmental clearance to Amaravati

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The National Green Tribunal today refused to set aside the environmental clearance granted to Amaravati, the proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh, saying that the prohibitory order would “jeopardise the financial interest” of the state and degrade the environment. The green panel, however, said that the project falls under the ‘Category B of the Environmental Impact […]

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NGT lifts ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, allows trucks

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today lifted its ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR and allowed trucks to enter the national capital, while asking authorities to strictly monitor their movement. The green panel, however, refused to lift its ban on industrial activities causing pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region region. “All directions in relation to […]

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NGT refuses to exempt women, two-wheelers from Odd-even scheme

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The National Green Tribunal today refused to exempt women and two-wheelers from the Delhi government’s odd-even scheme and ordered that diesel vehicles over ten years old be taken off the roads immediately. The green panel has also asked the city government to identify the most polluted areas today itself and sprinkle water. It also allowed […]

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Delhi HC suggests pollution check of vehicles on Delhi roads

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The Delhi High Court today asked the traffic police and the transport department of the AAP government to check whether vehicles on Delhi roads were compliant with pollution norms, saying there was a rampant violation of rules. “There has to be some checking. Rules are being violated rampantly,” a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita […]

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NGT caps number of pilgrims at Vaishno Devi at 50,000 per day

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Only 50,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu to avoid any untoward incident, the National Green Tribunal directed today. The green panel also said that a new path to the shrine exclusively for pedestrians and battery-operated cars will be opened from November 24. The NGT directed that no horses […]

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SC to hear today plea to curb rising pollution in Delhi-NCR

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The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR). A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R K Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads, […]

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Discourage roadside parking: NGT to authorities

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to ensure availability of appropriate parking facilities for cars and discourage road-side parking. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed authorities for not complying with its earlier orders to decongest traffic and asked them to take steps in a […]

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NGT asks Delhi govt to establish the basis for odd-even scheme

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to submit data or studies on the basis of which it has planned to introduce the odd-even car rationing scheme for five days from next week. The green panel questioned the rationale of the AAP government in rolling out the scheme when reports by Central Pollution […]

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NGT bans construction, industrial activity in Delhi-NCR

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With deadly smog blanketing Delhi and the neighbouring states for the third day, the National Green Tribunal today banned construction and industrial activities and entry of trucks, as it rapped the Delhi government and civic bodies over the situation. The state governments of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana were also directed to ensure that […]

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Air pollution: Why construction not stopped in Delhi, asks NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today lashed out at the Delhi government and the Central Pollution Control Board for not issuing orders to shut down construction and industrial activities in the capital despite the worsening air quality. It also ordered Punjab, UP and Haryana governments to spell out the steps have they taken to prevent crop […]

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Ensure drains at Maharani Bagh are clean: NGT to Delhi govt

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the civic bodies to ensure that the drains at a posh Southeast Delhi locality are properly cleaned and made obstruction-free. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought responses of the AAP government, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Development Authority on […]

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Registration of diesel trucks for waste disposal allowed

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi government to allow registration of 40 new diesel vehicles to be used for waste disposal. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar granted the relief on the condition that the applicant would scrap 18 heavy diesel vehicles and 20 old loaders and give an […]

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Delhi govt, EDMC in war of words over blaze in landfill site

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The National Green Tribunal today witnessed a war of words between the Delhi government and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) over the recent fire that broke out at the Ghazipur landfill site here. The blaze at Ghazipur landfill in east Delhi erupted on October 19 and 20 and was extinguished after hours of fire- […]

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NGT junks plea against ESZ around Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary

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The National Green Tribunal has junked a plea challenging the declaration of one km eco- sensitive zone (ESZ) around Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS) in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar dismissed the plea filed by an NGO on the ground that objections and suggestions were […]

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