Supreme Court asks Rajasthan to file affidavit in a matter pertaining pollution from buses.

The Supreme Court today asked the Rajasthan government to file an affidavit within three weeks in a matter pertaining to pollution from buses operating to the state from Bikaner House near the India Gate here. The apex court ordered that if the state does not file an affidavit in three weeks, all the buses originating […]

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SC declines to entertain plea on reducing pollution

A plea, seeking an order for fixing the exhausts of all vehicles on the top rather than in the bottom claiming that this would lessen pollution, has been rejected by the Supreme Court. “You tell us what is the basis of your prayer. Is there any scientific research on it which would indicate that if […]

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‘What are you doing for pollution near Kaushambi’

The worsening ambient air quality near Kaushambi township on Delhi-UP border has prompted the National Green Tribunal to direct Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to inform it about the steps it was taking to check air pollution in the area. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked DMRC to file an affidavit […]

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NGT raps Delhi govt for not installing air filters in schools

The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Delhi government for not installing air filters in government schools during the recent thick smog which had engulfed the national capital for almost 10 days. “We had specifically asked you to install air filters in the schools for children. Why didn’t you do it? You cannot provide fresh […]

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‘Govt inaction, stubble burning killing people in Delhi’

Government inaction and stubble burning in Punjab are the real culprits in robbing 20 million Delhi’ites of three years of their life expectancy, which amounts to “genocide” and “murder”, Delhi High Court said today. “It is killing us,” a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar said, adding that the grave situation was […]

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Why other pollution issues not given emphasis as odd-even: NGT

The National Green Tribunal today asked the Delhigovernment as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme. “Why do not you (Delhi government) emphasis on the issues of dust and waste burning in a way you have emphasised […]

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Odd-even has no impact on pollution: CPCB tells NGT

There is no data to suggest that the odd-even scheme has led to a decline in vehicular pollution in thenational capital, CPCB said on Thursday. On being informed about this by the apex pollution monitoring body, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) asked the Delhi government, which is implementing the second phase of the car-rationing scheme, […]

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2nd Odd-even: NGT asks CPCB to monitor pollution

National Green Tribunal today asked the Central Pollution Control Board to independently monitor and record the data of ambient air quality in Delhi during the ongoing second phase of the odd-even scheme. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar, also asked CPCB to record and analyse the data of before and after the fortnight-long […]

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Make list of builders causing dust pollution in NCR : NGT

Cracking the whip on builders carrying out construction in areas over 2,000 square feet and flouting environmental norms, the National Green Tribunal has directed civic bodies and public authorities in Delhi-NCR to submit a list of such offenders. The green panel has directed the municipal corporations of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana government to file […]

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Court questions Gujarat on pollution

A letter from a man over official apathy towards pollution by industries in east Ahmedabad was Monday turned into a public interest suit by the Gujarat High Court, which questioned the government over the allegation. The court issued notices to the government, the State Human Rights Commission, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and the Gujarat […]

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