NGT junks plea seeking alternative methods of cremation to reduce air pollution

The National Green Tribunal Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to install alternative methods of cremation to reduce air pollution and also to contain spread of COVID-19. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel junked the plea which sought conversion of at least one third of the number of pyres […]

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NGT directs UPPCB to file action taken report on restoration of water body in Jaluan district

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to file an action taken report on a plea seeking restoration of a water body in Jaluan district. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that in view of the pitiable condition of the water body, as depicted […]

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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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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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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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National Green Tribunal raps officials over action plan on noise pollution

 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

 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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Green tribunal asks poll panel and government to consider banning campaign material made of plastic

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Election Commission, the Centre and the Central Pollution Control Board to convene a meeting to consider whether to ban the use of campaigning material made of plastic during elections. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the Election Commission, Ministry of Environment, Forest and […]

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