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Stop Sand Mining In Subarnarekha: NGT To Odisha
Stop Sand Mining In Subarnarekha: NGT To Odisha

Balasore: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has reportedly directed Odisha government to stop sand mining in Subarnarekha River along Jaleswar Tehsil in the district till further orders. The direction came after the joint committee constituted by the Tribunal to probe into the allegations of environmental degradation in the area due to indiscriminate sand mining in Subarnarekha […]

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Odisha-WB Begin Talks To Resolve Border Dispute

Balasore: Top officials of Odisha and West Bengal governments on Wednesday met at Dantan block office of West Medinipur district to discuss modalities over border dispute arising out of several villages near Jaleswar. The development comes as a relief for both the neighbour States after a prolonged border dispute between both states over 9 villages […]

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NGT Directs OSPCB To Go Tougher On Illegal Brick Kilns In Ganjam

Ganjam: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to maintain vigil on illegal brick kilns in Ganjam district and complete the actions initiated against them within the requisite time frame. The principal bench of the NGT has issued the direction while disposing off a case pertaining to 640 […]

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Green Laws Must For Railway Stations: NGT

New Delhi: Railway stations across the country are required to obtain necessary environmental permissions as several polluting activities take place there, the National Green Tribunal has said. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said there can be no dispute about the proposition that the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 also applies to […]

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Regulate Import Of Waste Tyres So That India Does Not Become Dump Yard: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to regulate import of waste tyres for use in pyrolysis industry so that India does not become a dump yard for highly polluting hazardous waste material from other countries. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said pyrolysis […]

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‘Pollution Level Critical In Six Cities Of Odisha’

Bhubaneswar: The increase in pollution levels across Odisha was one of the key concerns raised during the 36th Foundation Day celebration of the Odisha Pollution Control Board today. During the event, it was learned that in cities like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Balasore, Angul and Talcher there has been a significant rise in pollution levels. As […]

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NGT Orders Stringent Action Against Visa Steel’s Plant In Odisha

Jajpur: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today ordered stringent action against Visa Steel’s plant at Kalinganagar in Jajpur over company’s failure to stop environment pollution and continuous release of polluted water into Ganda canal. The NGT has directed State Pollution Board to take action against Visa Steel within two months and register a criminal case […]

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Set-back for Vedanta, SC refuses re-opening of TN copper smelting plant

New Delhi: In a set-back to Vedanta, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to order the re-opening of its Sterlite Copper Smelting plant located in Tamil Nadu as it set-aside the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) December 15 order on the grounds of jurisdiction. Setting aside the NGT order on maintainability, a bench of Justice Rohinton […]

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Odisha govt feigns ignorance about NGT order on Dankari stone quarrying

Bhubaneswar: Even though three weeks have passed since the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered Odisha government to pay Rs 25 crore as interim compensation to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for allowing illegal stone quarrying at Dankari Hills in Jajpur district, Forest and Environment Minister Bijayashree Routray and the local administration have feigned ignorance […]

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NGT tells Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 cr by Friday

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed German auto major Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in accordance with its November 2018 order or face punitive action. The Tribunal warned that if Volkswagen fails to pay the stipulated cost within 24 hours, its India head may be arrested and all […]

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NGT orders audit of all state pollution control boards

New Delhi: Expressing concern over its functioning, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct within six months a performance audit of all the state pollution control boards and committees. The tribunal’s direction came while hearing a plea filed by Aryavart Foundation against discharge of untreated trade effluents […]

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NGT serves notices to Vedanta, 4 others for ash pond breach

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of large-scale damage and pollution caused by the breach in Vedanta’s ash pond in Jharsuguda, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday served notices to company along with the Central government, Odisha government, Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Board. During the hearing of the case, the NGT directed […]

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NGT finds violation of norms in Balarampur tree cutting; directs govt to submit affidavit

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Taking a stern note of the tree felling incident at Balarampur for a beer factory, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Odisha government to submit an affidavit in connection with the incident, sources said. The NGT has also observed that there was violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in the tree […]

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Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: NGT slaps Rs 1 crore fine on CESU

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Taking a suo-motu cognizance of media reports on the death of seven elephants from electrocution in Dhenkanal, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today registered a case against Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) and slapped a fine of Rs 1 crore on the Odisha electricity board for negligence. The tribunal also constituted […]

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NGT asks Odisha to form committee to look into Dankari stone quarry

Jajpur: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the State government to form a joint committee and take appropriate legal action against the illegal stone quarry operations at Dankari hills of Jajpur district. Taking strong note of the case, the tribunal asked the authorities concerned to form a committee comprising Chairperson of the State […]

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Mahanadi row: NGT directs MoEF to visit Chhattisgarh, submit report

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) to visit Chhattisgarh, review the alleged illegal construction of barrages on the upper catchment areas of Mahanadi River and submit a report within three months. The direction of the NGT came while hearing a petition filed by a social […]

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Garbage dumping at Mahanadi, Kathajodi bank continues unabated

Cuttack: Despite directives issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) asking the local administration not to allow garbage dumping at Mahanadi and Kathajodi river beds, disposal of waste and building construction debris continues unabated in Cuttack. Tractors and trucks can be seen dumping heaps of garbage on the river bed at regular intervals which has […]

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10 months after ads, vacancies in NGT yet to be filled

New Delhi: Ten months after it first issued advertisements to fill up 95 vacancies on various posts in the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the government is yet to finalise the candidates for these posts. The green panel is currently working with an acting chief at nearly half its sanctioned strength of 182 members. The government had […]

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Vintage cars can participate in rallies

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) permanently exempted vintage cars from the 15-year-old vehicle ban for participating in “rallies and exhibitions” here on Monday. The green court, however, observed that the Association of Vintage Car Owners should contribute towards environment conservation by planting trees. The bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, said […]

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Delhi govt makes U-turn on odd-even, seeks exemptions

New Delhi: Within 24 hours of its assurance to launch the next round of odd-even scheme without exemptions, the Delhi government on Thursday made a U-turn and filed a review petition at the National Green Tribunal (NGT), seeking exemptions again. On Wednesday, the Delhi government’s counsel assured the Tribunal that it would bring the odd-even scheme […]

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Do not support use of tobacco: Hookah bars to NGT

New Delhi: Restaurants and bars in the city, which permit hookah smoking, have told the National Green Tribunal that they do not support the use of tobacco of any kind within their premises. The restaurants and bars, in pursuance to the notices issued to them, informed a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar […]

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SC stays NGT order on new approach to Vaishno Devi temple

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunals order to direct the Vaishno Devi temple authorities to open a new approach road for use by pedestrians and battery-operated vehicles from November 24. Issuing a notice, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta stayed the tribunal’s November 13 […]

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Construction of new Andhra capital: NGT clears hurdles!

Amaravati: Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh’s new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance. It permitted the state government to go ahead with the work on the new capital, while complying with the stipulations laid down by the Union Ministry of […]

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Delhi govt calls off odd-even scheme

New Delhi: Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave a go-ahead to the odd-even scheme without any exemptions to two-wheelers, the Delhi government refused to implement it, saying they will approach the green court again on Monday. “At the moment we are calling it off. We will again approach the NGT and will ask […]

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NGT nods to odd-even scheme, emergency vehicles exempted

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given a thumbs up to the odd-even scheme of vehicle rotation from November 13-17. However, there will be no exemption for women, two-wheelers and government servants. It also said that in future the odd-even scheme will automatically come into force if the PM2.5 level goes above 300 […]