Supreme Court orders demolition of illegal constructions in Kasauli hotels

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The Supreme Court today ordered demolition of illegal constructions at several hotels and resorts in the picturesque Himachal Pradesh town of Kasauli, saying the life of people cannot be endangered for making money. The apex court observed that the illegal constructions had put the entire city in danger, causing landslides, and ordered the demolition of… Read more »

NGT notice to UP govt on encroachment in Agra park

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Aggrieved by the alleged encroachment on a park, a housing society in Agra has moved the National Green Tribunal, prompting the green panel to seek responses from the state government and the local authorities. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government, Agra Development Authority, Agra… Read more »

NGT directs Haryana to submit action plan on Yamuna

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Haryana government to submit an action plan to address the issue of ammonia and other pollutants in river Yamuna. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim asked the state government to file an affidavit stating short and long term measures which it proposes to combat the pollution in… Read more »

NGT takes note of encroachments on Ghaziabad green belts

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A plea alleging illegal encroachments in the green belts of Ghaziabad area in the National Capital Region (NCR) has prompted the National Green Tribunal to seek responses from the Uttar Pradesh government and others. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB ), UP pollution control board,… Read more »

Inspection of brick kilns in Delhi-NCR : NGT

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 A plea alleging that illegal operation of brick kilns has resulted in severe air and water pollution in Delhi-NCR has prompted the National Green Tribunal to order their inspection and seek report on their compliance. A bench headed by Justice S P Wangdi issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Environment Pollution (Prevention… Read more »

NGT directs sealing of illegal borewells in 3 months in Delhi

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to seal all unauthorised borewells in the national capital within three months. Expressing concern over illegal extraction of water through borewells in the city, a bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice U D Salvi passed the direction after perusing a report filed by the Central… Read more »

Amarnath cave shrine order will not be reviewed by NGT

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 The National Green Tribunal panel said there was no “patent error” in its last year order and the direction was passed in the interest of the environment as well as the Amarnath cave shrine, which is a place of faith for many devotees. The National Green Tribunal has refused to review its order directing devotees… Read more »

Rainwater harvesting: NGT issues warrant against DMRC MD

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 The National Green Tribunal has issued a bailable warrant against the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh for failure of its officials to appear before it to apprise it on installation of rainwater harvesting systems. A bench headed by acting NGT chairperson Justice U D Salvi passed the order after noting that… Read more »

NGT directs AAP govt to take decision on steel pickling units

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to decide in a week whether steel pickling units fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity as per norms set by the Central Pollution Control Board. A bench headed by acting chairperson Justice U D Salvi warned that in case of non-compliance with the order… Read more »