States to frame rules for appointments in pollution boards: SC

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The Supreme Court today directed all state governments to frame guidelines or recruitment rules within six months for appointment of suitable professionals in the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs). It set aside the August 24, 2016, order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) directing the state governments to reconsider the appointments and laying down guidelines for… Read more »

Citizens need to learn to keep their city clean: Delhi HC

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The citizens of the national capital need to learn to keep their city clean, the Delhi High Court today said while asking the civic bodies to fix a schedule for collection and disposal of garbage. “The citizens of the national capital should also have some responsibility. They should also learn about keeping their city clean,”… Read more »

NGT allows registration of vehicles for maintenance of sewer

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi government to register two new diesel vehicles, conforming to BS-IV norms, for maintenance of sewer system. A bench, headed by Justice Sonam Phintso Wangdi, granted the relief on similar terms and conditions which were imposed by the NGT in its May 31 order in which it… Read more »

No construction inside Surajpur wetlands, NGT

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The National Green Tribunal has restrained Uttar Pradesh government from carrying out any construction inside Surajpur wetlands in Greater Noida after a plea claimed construction of permanent structures inside the eco-sensitive area. A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, and has a distinct ecosystem. A bench headed by… Read more »

‘Rohtang: Redesign Gulaba barrier within a week’

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The National Green Tribunal has directed Himachal Pradesh government to redesign the barrier at Gulaba near Manali within a week and install requisite equipments to ensure proper management of the tourists. The green panel has also ordered the state government to properly manage mobile toilets units at Gulaba and other places besides effective waste disposal… Read more »

Metro rail projects need environmental nod: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today held that all metro rail projects need environmental clearance after conducting proper Environment Impact Assessment. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said Noida Metro Rail, whose construction was challenged in the plea before it, fell under Schedule 8(b) of Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006, relating to buildings,… Read more »

NGT junks AOL’s plea for acceptance of fine as bank guarantee

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The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday junked the Art of Living’s (AOL) plea seeking its nod to accept the environment compensation, slapped for damaging Yamuna’s biodiversity, as bank guarantee instead of “payment of balance amount” of Rs 4.75 crore. The green panel also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s AOL for filing… Read more »

NGT raps states on pollution,warns of action agnst cs

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The National Green Tribunal today took state governments to task for not taking a clear stand on pollution and vehicle density in major cities in their jurisdiction and directed them to produce the information by tomorrow failing which bailable warrants will be issued against chief secretaries. The green panel directed Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Tamil… Read more »

Sewage in Kosi: NGT slams U’khand for non compliance of order

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Irked over non-implementation of its order on pollution in river Kosi in Nainital, the National Green Tribunal has slammed the Uttarakhand government for the delay in filing an action plan for collection and disposal of sewage in the entire area. The green panel, which had constituted a committee last December and asked it to submit… Read more »

NGT raps civic bodies in Agra over waste around Taj Mahal

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The National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the civic bodies in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh over rampant dumping of municipal solid waste on the floodplains of Yamuna near Taj Mahal leading to stagnation of water in the river. “Have you (civic bodies) seen the dirt around the Taj Mahal? It’s a world… Read more »