The Khordha Collector is instructed to form a committee and carry out the renovation, reclamation, and restitution of the excavated areas with the penalty amount.
The National Green Tribunal [NGT] slammed the District administration of Balasore over illegal sand mining in Subranarekha riverbed.
As an interim measure, the NGT directed one Rajesh Khatua from Jaleswar, Balasore to deposit Rs 1 crore towards environmental compensation to Odisha Pollution Control Board (PCB) within a period of one month till final computation of environmental compensation is carried out by SEIAA, Odisha.
The NGT principal bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was hearing a plea against violation of environmental and safety norms in setting up of tents for pilgrims in the dry riverbed near the Amarnath cave. The petitioner was pointing out a tragedy that took place in July, in which 16 pilgrims lost their lives as there was a flash flood.
The direction came during the hearing of a plea regarding the remedial action for preventing untreated sewage going to the 'irrigation canal', which joins the Yamuna and then Ganga, in Sector 137, NOIDA.
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.
The observation came while hearing the Andhra Pradesh government's appeal against an NGT order halting construction work at Rushikonda Hills in Visakhapatnam.
Based on the reports and observations, the NGT directed the State government to deposit a sum of Rs 1 crore with the Divisional Forest Officer, Cuttack Forest Division, towards Environmental Compensation within a period of two months and file an affidavit of compliance in this regard.
A four-member team of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday visited the Budhabalang riverbed at Mahupura under Badasahi tehsil in Mayurbhanj for the second time to inspect the magnitude of sand theft and its environmental impacts.
According to a notification issued by the State Revenue and Disaster Management department, Moharana has been suspended with immediate effect.
The green court held the company accountable for the violation of a partly undertaken expansion without prior environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).
During the course of the hearing, the bench took note of a relevant article, in which it was stated that toxic gases and particulate matter may be generated indoors which may adversely affect the employees working in such places and also the general public visiting there.
The principal bench of the NGT headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was hearing a plea against the operation of stone crushers and other such industries in the Agra district in violation of environmental norms.
The tribunal also directed the State government to take stringent measures to check illegal sand mining.
As per the plea, nearly 100-200 "Red category" and highly polluting units are illegally operating in the Sarurpur Industrial area which burns approximately 40-50 tons of E-Waste daily which has made the environment of the region toxic.
The eastern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Kolkata has imposed a fine of Rs 2 crore on Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), Angul taking cognizance of the damages allegedly caused by the steel major to the ecology of Nandira River in Angul.
A bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, Hrishikesh Roy, and C.T. Ravikumar delivered the judgment on a batch of petitions which raised the issue whether the NGT has suo motu jurisdiction.
As per NGT orders and rules, natural drains shouldn't be covered and concretised. Around natural or primary drains, a buffer zone of 50mt need to be ensured. Also, pillars or fencing have to be undertaken to demarcate
The National Green Tribunal, the country’s apex judicial body adjudicating environmental cases, on Thursday asked the Odisha government to notify the 14 elephant corridors in the State as identified in the Action Plan prepared by the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) and the State Forest authorities.
Industries cannot operate without prior environment clearance (EC), the National Green Tribunal has said while holding that the State has no power to exempt the requirement.