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NGT notice to Centre on plea for quashing notification on groundwater extraction.

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The National Green Tribunal Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the CPCB on a plea seeking quashing of a notification on groundwater extraction on the grounds that its commercial use was adversely affecting the flow of rivers and availability of drinking water in the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar […]

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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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Urgent need to document details of local communities: NGT

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There is an urgent need to document details of local communities as India is one of the recognised mega-diverse countries, harbouring nearly 7-8 per cent of the recorded species of the world, the National Green Tribunal has said. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said there was ‘zero’ progress with regard […]

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NGT directs Delhi chief secy to furnish report on illegal scrap units in Mayapuri

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi chief secretary to furnish a status report on illegal scrap units, which do a business of around Rs 6,000 crore per annum, in Mayapuri here. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the authorities to adopt stern precautionary measures against polluters in […]

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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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Emission fiasco: NGT slaps Rs 500-crore fine on Volkswagen

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The National Green Tribunal Thursday slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on German auto major Volkswagen for damaging the environment through the use of “cheat device” in its diesel cars in India. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the carmaker to deposit the amount within two months. The green […]

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NGT slams Volkswagen for not depositing Rs 100 crore as per its 2018 order

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday slammed German auto major Volkswagen for not depositing Rs 100 crore in accordance with its November 16, 2018 order and directed it to submit the amount within 24 hours. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel took strong exception to the non-compliance of its order by the […]

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Wonder whether even MLA has no trust in system: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal expressed surprise over an MLA approaching it on an environmental issue instead of heading to the authority concerned, saying it wondered “whether even an MLA has no trust and faith in the statutory authorities and is ‘helpless’ in making such authorities do their duty”. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice […]

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NGT orders probe against industrial unit running in residential area of Wazirpur

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New Delhi:The National Green Tribunal has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to inquire and take action against an alleged illegal building running industrial activity in its premises in Wazirpur here. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the municipal corporation and the pollution monitoring body […]

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NGT orders probe against industrial unit running in residential area of Wazirpur

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New Delhi:The National Green Tribunal has directed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to inquire and take action against an alleged illegal building running industrial activity in its premises in Wazirpur here. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the municipal corporation and the pollution monitoring body […]

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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 sent summons to Delhi govt official on action plan on climate change

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NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has summoned the Environment Department official, Delhi for the entire information about the changes made by the government in the State Action Plan (SAPCC) on climate change. A bench headed by  Raghuvendra S Rathore and expert member Satyawan Singh Garbyal directed the Deputy Secretary or concerned senior scientist of the […]

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SC stays NGT order refusing exemption to two-wheelers from odd-even scheme

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The Supreme Court Monday stayed the operation of the National Green Tribunal’s 2017 order which had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Dipak Gupta was told by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A N S Nadkarni, appearing for Delhi government […]

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