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NGT junks plea seeking alternative methods of cremation to reduce air pollution

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The National Green Tribunal Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to install alternative methods of cremation to reduce air pollution and also to contain spread of COVID-19. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel junked the plea which sought conversion of at least one third of the number of pyres […]

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NGT imposes Rs 25 lakh fine on two units in Noida for threat of irreversible damage to environment

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In view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water, the National Green Tribunal has said while slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that there […]

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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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National Green Tribunal slams Haryana govt over dumping of garbage.

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The National Green Tribunal has slammed the Haryana government over unscientific dumping of garbage in Haryana’s Sonipat district saying nothing tangible has been done by the authorities. The NGT said there was a need to fix accountability as the matter has been hanging fire for the last 20 years and concerned officers were unwilling to […]

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Vizag gas leak: NGT slaps interim penalty of Rs 50 crore on LG Polymers

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In the first case of penal action against LG Polymers, after the Vizag gas leak, the National Green Tribunal has taken suo moto cognizance and directed LG Polymers to deposit Rs 50 crore with the district magistrate of Vishakhapatnam. NGT action follows a lethal Styrene gas leak, at LG Polymers’ Vizag facility, at 03.45 am on […]

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NGT prohibits construction of housing complex in north Delhi.

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The National Green Tribunal has ordered status quo on construction of a housing complex adjacent to the Delhi University campus. Applying the “Precautionary Principle” of environmental law, a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said evaluation of relevant data is required by a joint Committee comprising representatives of the Central Pollution Control […]

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Notice to Centre and ECI on plea against use of plastic especially banners and hoardings during polls : Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre and the Election Commission of India on a plea against use of plastic, especially banners and hoardings, during elections. A bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the poll panel while seeking their response within […]

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

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

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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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National Green Tribunal refuses to unseal Haj House in Ghaziabad

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The National Green Tribunal Wednesday refused to unseal the Haj House in Ghaziabad for failing to setup a sewage treatment plant (STP). The Haj House in Uttar Pradesh’s Arthala village is an under-construction seven-storey building located near the Hindon river and it was sealed last year. A vacation bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore […]

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Finalise standards for lead in PVC pipes within 2 months: National Green Tribunal

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 The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to finalise within two months the standards for using lead in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes which are commonly used in most buildings. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to finalise a draft notification within the […]

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National Green Tribunal refuses to review order slapping 5Lakh fine on schools and colleges

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The National Green Tribunal on Thursday refused to review its order slapping a fine of Rs 5 lakh each on schools and colleges which have failed to install rain water harvesting systems on their premises. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore said the execution of the order of the tribunal had not been […]

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National Green Tribunal raps officials over action plan on noise pollution

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 The National Green Tribunal has rapped the police and the district adminstration over their action plan to check noise pollution in West Delhi and termed the ATR as “inaction report”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the DCP and the SDM are merely avoiding the responsibility and shifting the burden […]

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NGT acts tough on air pollution and directs 6 states to submit action plan by April 30

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 The National Green Tribunal has directed six states to submit by April 30 action plans for bringing air quality standards within the prescribed norms, failing which they would be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 1 crore each. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, […]

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NGT directs police to remove encroachments by scrap dealers in R K Puram

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the police to remove encroachments due to construction of shops and godowns of scrap dealers in R K Puram here, on a plea alleging that it caused pollution. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the Station House Officer of the area to take immediate action against […]

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‘Keep constant vigil on encroachments in Azadpur’

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The National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to keep a constant vigil on the encroachments in Azadpur here and seek the help of police in removing squatters. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore said removal of unauthorised occupants on the road was a continuous exercise and asked the Delhi […]

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NGT forms committee to decide if 2 pvt Agra colleges fall within Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary

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 The National Green Tribunal has constituted a committee to decide whether two private engineering colleges have been constructed inside the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel set up the committee on October 30 comprising the Principal Secretaries of departments of revenue and forest, Principal Chief […]

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NGT forms team to probe death of 7 elephants in Odisha

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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a team to enquire into the death of seven elephants which were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire near Kamalanga village in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted a team comprising representatives of the Ministry of […]

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Delhi requires 11,000 public transport buses: AAP govt to SC

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New Delhi: Delhi is facing an acute shortage of public transport as only 5,554 buses against the required number of 11,000 vehicles are plying in the national capital, the Supreme Court was informed today. In an affidavit filed before the apex court, the Delhi government has said its “all-out efforts” to augment a bus fleet to […]

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NGT plans to hear cases using video-conferencing

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New Delhi: Crippled by the delay in appointment of experts and judicial members, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to decide the environmental cases pending in its regional benches. The NGT’s functioning has been hit by vacancies. The apex environment watchdog is functioning with less than one-third of its […]

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NGT Slaps a fine of Rs 50,000 on Karnataka, Manipur

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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on Karnataka and Manipur for not filing statements on maintenance of green cover along highways and the number of trees proposed to be cut for various projects. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim noted that Karnataka and Manipur […]

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

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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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NGT to Centre: File statement on status of Chardham project

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to file a detailed statement on the status of the Chardham highway project which aims to provide all-weather connectivity to four holy towns of Uttarakhand. A bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim asked the ministry to file an affidavit by […]

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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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