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

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 […]

NGT directs Centre to submit report on steps to clean Ganga

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh and the Uttarakhand governments to file affidavits stating what steps they have taken to comply with its directions to clean the Ganga in the stretch between Gomukh and Unnao. The green panel, in a detailed judgement, had passed a slew of directions to […]

NGT slaps fine on Delhi Technological University

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a penalty on the Delhi Technological University (DTU) for failing to devise a mechanism to treat the huge quantity of waste generated by it and not complying with environment laws. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar imposed an environment compensation of Rs 25,000 on the erring […]

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

 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 […]

NGT asks commercial buildings in Shimla to set up STPs

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all commercial buildings in Shimla which have a discharge of more than 5 KLD (kilo litres per day) to establish their own sewage treatment plant (STP) within three months. A circuit bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Himachal Pradesh government and the state pollution […]

NGT transfers Darjeeling pollution case to Eastern Bench

The National Green Tribunal has transferred a case relating to the indiscriminate dumping of municipal waste in the picturesque Darjeeling and pollution in Mahananda river to the Eastern Zonal Bench. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, passed the order after lawyers appearing for the parties informed it that a similar case was […]

NGT asks Delhi government to for report on quality of water

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a complete and comprehensive report on quality and quantity of water that is being supplied to end users at various localities of the national capital on random sample basis. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the committee comprising environment secretary […]

Restaurant causing pollution: NGT notice to EDMC

The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on a plea seeking closure of a restaurant in East Delhi for allegedly causing air and water pollution. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from EDMC and asked its concerned officer to be present before it […]

Flouting bldng norms: NGT asks SDMC to act against big players

The National Green Tribunal has taken exception to South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s levy of fine on “minor” nature of construction violation and directed it to crack the whip on commercial builders. The green panel expressed displeasure on the penalty imposed on constructions being carried out on smaller plots rather than initiating action against big players […]

NGT asks Centre to provide Rs 17.5 cr for CNG station in HP

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to provide financial assistance of Rs 17.5 crore for setting up two gas stations in Himachal Pradesh and asked the state to commence CNG bus services in eco-sensitive Rohtang Pass area “without fail” in the coming tourist season. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar […]