Ensure ban on use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in industries and switch to cleaner alternatives : NGT

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure that states and union territories (UTs) ban the use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in industries and switch to cleaner alternatives. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel after perusing a report filed by CPCB noted […]

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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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NGT directs CPCB to issue guidelines on monitoring of environmental norms by dairies

The National Green Tribunal Thursday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to issue guidelines within a month for checking pollution and monitoring of environmental norms by dairies throughout the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that at least the minimum distance of dairies and gaushalas from habitations, water […]

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Covid-19 : NGT issues instructions on its functioning from May 4.

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday issued instructions regarding its functioning from May 4, when the Covid-19 lockdown is slated to be relaxed, stating that the Chairperson, Members and officers (Deputy Registrars and above) will attend the Office with 100 per cent attendance. As for the remaining staff, up to 33 per cent of the strength […]

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Amazon and Flipkart need to establish system for collecting plastic waste: CPCB to NGT.

E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to the packaging of their products, the Central Pollution Control Board told the NGT on Tuesday. The apex pollution monitoring body told […]

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NGT seeks response from Centre on plea for supply of water in Rewari.

The National Green Tribunal on Monday sought response from the Centre and others on a plea seeking execution of its order to make arrangements for supplying drinking water in a village in Rewari district of Haryana as underground water in the area was contaminated. A bench comprising Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore and expert member Siddhanta […]

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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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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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NGT directs Jal Board, DPCC to submit report on illegal extraction of groundwater

The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed the Jal Board and the Pollution Control Committee in the national capital to submit report on a plea alleging illegal extraction of groundwater in North Delhi. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said depletion of groundwater is a serious concern and authorities should seriously […]

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AAP govt’s free water scheme being misused by several housing societies: NGT panel

The AAP government’s scheme of providing 20,000 litres of water each month free of cost to every household in the national capital is being misused by several housing societies, a monitoring committee has told the National Green Tribunal. The committee led by a former high court judge told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice […]

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