Tag: National Green Tribunal

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Forest dept’s tells NGT: Centre helping Andhra to complete Polavaram proj indirectly

Bhubaneswar: The State’s Forest and Environment department has filed an affidavit before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) alleging the Centre has indirectly helped the Andhra Pradesh government to complete the Polavaram project by giving work extension. Elaborating on the affidavit Suresh Mohapatra, the Forest and Environment Secretary, said, “The Government of India has given extension […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Polavaram issue: Odisha to file affidavit in NGT soon

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will file an affidavit in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the contentious Polavaram multi-purpose dam project in Andhra Pradesh very soon. The state Water Resources department will file the affidavit after receiving detailed reports from the state Forest and Environment department, official sources said. On the other hand, war of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Mahanadi row: BJD govt braces for legal recourse

Bhubaneswar: With the failure of tripartite talks on Mahanadi issue, the ruling BJD government in Odisha has made up its mind to move the Supreme Court for formation of a tribunal and approach the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Besides, aware of the Opposition onslaught, the ruling party has also prepared a blueprint. The state government […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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NGT asks MoEF for full status report on Polavaram

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued an order to the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) to submit a complete status report on the controversial Polavaram project. The tribunal directed the authorities of the ministry to appear before it in person. Sources said the next hearing for the case is scheduled for September […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
NGT fines ECoR Rs 50 lakh for unauthorised Jakhapura siding

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has fined the East Coast Railway (ECoR) Rs 50 lakh on charges of operating a railway siding without its permission at Jakhapura railway station in Jajpur district

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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NGT gives time to AP to present case on Polavaram

New Delhi: The state of Andhra Pradesh today appeared before the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) and sought time to respond to the petition filed by Odisha and Chhattisgarh on the Polavaram. “The tribunal has granted the required time to the State of Andhra Pradesh,” said senior advocate Atulya Jha. According to sources, the next hearing […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Tree cutting for NH expansion: NGT seeks report from Centre, Odisha in 3 weeks

Environment watchdog the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Union Forest Ministry and the Forest department of Odisha to submit an action taken report (ATR) and status report on alleged tree cutting for the four-laning of the 162 km-long Sambalpur-Rourkela stretch of the National Highway-10 without forest clearance within three weeks

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
All eyes on NGT hearing tomorrow

All eyes will be on National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) scheduled hearing Monday on its status quo, the green panel had imposed last May on the felling of green trees at Posco’s proposed steel plant site near Paradip in Jagatsinghpur district

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021