NGT concern over hill states to file report on forest fires

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has showed concern over recurring forest fires in the hill states and directed them to inform it about the steps taken by them to control such incidents. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Jawad Rahim impleaded the Ministry of Environment and Forests as well as the states of Arunachal […]

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NGT notice to Centre, UP govt on plea alleging threat to swamp deer in Hastinapur Sanctuary

A plea alleging threat to wildlife especially to the swamp deer due to human intervention in the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Centre and UP government. A bench headed by Acting NGT chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, National […]

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NGT directs MoEF to consider mining plans of UP, Haryana

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to “expeditiously” consider the mining plans submitted by Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said that extraction of minerals like sand and gravel should be strictly carried out as per MoEF guidelines. “Both the […]

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Conservation of wetlands: SC imposes Rs 50K as costs on MoEF

The Supreme Court today slapped Rs 50,000 as costs on the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for not complying with its order on identification and inventorising over two lakh wetlands in the country and notifying the new rules. The apex court had in February directed the Centre to notify Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, […]

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Finalise emission norms for diesel locomotives: NGT to MoEF

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to finalise the emission standards for diesel locomotives within two months. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after the counsel for the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) refuted its own earlier submission that the emission norms, […]

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NGT asks MoEF not to act under new notification

The National Green Tribunal today took the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to task over its recent notification exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance (EC) and restrained it from granting any fresh permissions under the new regulation. “You can’t do legal blunders and get away with it,” a bench headed by […]

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NGT seeks info on stop-work order on Polavaram

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to inform it about the status of implementation of its stop work order at the Polavaram project. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the counsel for the Environment Ministry to submit a status report on the project and […]

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NGT notice on East Kidwai Nagar redevelopment

The redevelopment of East Kidwai Nagar in southwest Delhi by Urban Development Ministry has again come under the lens of National Green Tribunal which has sought response from the Centre and Delhi government after a plea alleged that requisite permissions have not been taken. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices […]

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No going back on decision to ban 15-year-old vehicles: NGT

The National Green Tribunal today indicated that it would not go back on its decision to ban plying of vehicles more than 15 years old on Delhi roads. Sources said the Tribunal gave the indication during a meeting it had with stakeholders to devise modalities for implementation of its order banning plying of old vehicles. […]

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Sports City in Noida: NGT seeks Centre’s response

The Centre was today directed by the National Green Tribunal to file its response on a petition alleging that an upcoming housing project, Sports City, in Sector 150 of Noida was against the prescribed norms of Noida Master Plan-2031. A green bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and […]

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