NGT dismisses plea against ban on sale of firecrackers

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The National Green Tribunal today rejected a plea against the ban on sale of firecrackers in the capital, saying the Supreme Court’s order banning the sale till October 31 was the “law of the land”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar rejected the plea to reopen firecracker shops and release the licences… Read more »

NGT junks plea against ESZ around Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary

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The National Green Tribunal has junked a plea challenging the declaration of one km eco- sensitive zone (ESZ) around Kaimoor Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS) in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts of Uttar Pradesh. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar dismissed the plea filed by an NGO on the ground that objections and suggestions were… Read more »

Ensure no posters, pamphlets are put up on DU walls: NGT

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To avoid defacement of the campus, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Delhi University to strictly ensure that no posters or pamphlets are put up on the walls of its premises. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Delhi government to provide requisite help to the university in ensuring… Read more »

NGT raps Delhi government over report on rain water harvesting

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The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for not filing a status report on whether government buildings, bridges and flyovers have installed rainwater harvesting systems and if these are functional. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar granted last opportunity to the city government to submit the report and warned of… Read more »

Explain reasons for not sealing illegal borewells: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh government and the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) to file an explanation for not sealing illegal borewells in Ghaziabad and Hapur districts which were installed without the consent of authorities. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim rapped the CGWA and the SDM concerned for not… Read more »

Ensure there is no indiscriminate dumping of waste

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to check indiscriminate dumping of garbage in the national capital as it adversely impacts public health and the environment. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the counsel appearing for the AAP government to take clear instructions whether the landfill sites were working… Read more »

NGT raps AAP govt for killing people under hill of garbage

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The National Green Tribunal today issued show cause notices to the Delhi government, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and others over the Ghazipur landfill collapse in which two persons were killed. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar rapped the AAP government and civic bodies for not discharging their statutory obligations. “Why did you… Read more »

Stubble burning: NGT asks 4 states to show cases of farmers given incentive

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 The National Green Tribunal has directed the governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to submit before it specific cases of small farmers being given incentive to desist them from burning crop residue in a bid to prevent air pollution. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the four northern states… Read more »

Submit action plans on Yamuna cleaning before September 4: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal has directed some northern states to submit an action plan on rejuvenation and restoration of the stretch of river Yamuna falling beyond the national capital. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to file a complete report in this regard. “We… Read more »