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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

 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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