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Tag: National Green Tribunal

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NGT imposes Rs 28L fine on Kendrapara Municipality for polluting Gobari river 

The penalty was imposed following a complaint by Rabeya Tabbasum, a resident of the town, alleging contamination of the river due to discharged of untreated wastes. 

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 […]

NGT gives green signal for Bali Jatra

Cuttack: Historic annual Bali Jatra will be held from November 4  here as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday gave its conditional approval for the festival. The green body directed the Bali Jatra organisers to ensure that the festival is free from plastic. Besides, it asked to make arrangements for cleaning of garbage and […]

NGT directs Centre to submit report on steps to clean Ganga

New Delhi: 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 […]

Polavaram row: NGT notice to 4 states including Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today served a notice to four states, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana over the contentious Polavaram project. The NGT today gave a deadline of two weeks to the four states to present their views on whether a hearing should take place on the Polavaram issue. The tribunal […]

Submit report on Yamuna post idol immersion: NGT to Delhi govt

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a status report on the condition of river Yamuna post immersion of Ganesh and Durga idols. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said a detailed affidavit enumerating steps being taken to clean the river should be filed. The green […]

Rehabilitation of Kalagarh residents in a year: U'khand to NGT

New Delhi: The rehabilitation of people living inside Kalagarh, the most sensitive core area of the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, would be done within a year, the Uttarakhand government has told the National Green Tribunal. It informed a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar that it would implement the directions of the Supreme […]

Mahanadi row: NGT extends stay on Chhattisgarh’s projects till next hearing

Bhubaneswar:  In yet another setback for Chhattisgarh government, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday extended stay on construction work on the barrages on Mahanadi River till next hearing. The NGT has directed to stop all construction work of all the projects on Mahanadi River which have not yet been commissioned till the next hearing […]

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Mahanadi dispute: NGT pulls up Chhattisgarh govt

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today pulled up the Chhattishgarh government while hearing a case relating to the latter undertaking projects on the upper catchment of the Mahanadi River thereby adversely affecting the water flow into Odisha. The eastern bench of the NGT rapped the Chhattisgarh government for not appearing before the court and […]

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Daruthenga dumping yard row: NGT seeks affidavit from BMC

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday instructed the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to submit its stand point on the Daruthenga dumping yard issue in form of affidavit on May 30, after the latter failed to submit the clearance it has received from Pollution Control Board (PCB) to continue the dumping operation. BMC in […]

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NGT announces Rs. 1 lakh fine for dumping e-waste around Ramganga

New Delhi: With an aim to save river Ganga and its tributaries from e-waste dumping by several illegal industries mostly around Moradabad, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday announced Rs. one lakh fine on violators. The bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said the hazardous e-waste containing heavy metal was polluting the river Ramganga […]

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NGT to inspect Ganga pollution itself

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday decided to itself inspect the most polluted stretch of Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh — to get the clear picture. The green panel has been hearing the 32-year-old case of pollution in the river since February 6, after the Supreme […]

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NGT notice to KIIT, KIMS over Forest land encroachment issue

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Wednesday, issued notice to Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here for allegedly encroaching upon forest land in the city. The Green panel has also asked the chief secretary to reply in the matter. The court was hearing a petition filed […]

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Rights activist files caveat at SC over NGT’s instruction against KIIT, KISS

Bhubaneswar: Human Rights activist Subash Mohapatra filed a caveat before the Supreme Court today requesting to get informed beforehand of any hearing against the instruction of National Green Tribunal (NGT) to remove Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) from forest land. Notably, NGT Eastern Zone, situated at Kolkata, […]

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Dharmendra should take clear stand on Mahanadi issue: Bijay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra today said his party leader and Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan should refrain from giving varied opinions on Mahanadi issue. “The Union minister should refrain from giving different statements on Mahanadi issue at different places,” he told media persons here. Asked about the inaction of the state government in expediting […]

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Upper Mahanadi projects: NGT seeks reply from Centre, Odisha, Chhattisgarh

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Bench, has accepted the petition filed by Agami Odisha, an apolitical forum, on the ongoing construction of projects in upper Mahanadi and sought reply from Centre, Odisha and Chhattisgarh by February 22 next. The petition of Agami Odisha was heard today in the court of Justice SP Wandi […]

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