Tag: Ngt

NGT slaps Rs 12 cr fine on SJTA for illegal stone mining in Khordha’s Tapang
NGT slaps Rs 12 cr fine on SJTA for illegal stone mining in Khordha’s Tapang

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.

  • Tuesday, 08 November 2022
NGT Slap To Tehsildar
NGT Orders FIR Against Tehsildar In Subarnarekha Illegal Sand

The National Green Tribunal [NGT] slammed the District administration of Balasore over illegal sand mining in Subranarekha riverbed.

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  • Saturday, 15 October 2022
Illegal Sand Mining At Subarnarekha Riverbed
Subarnarekha illegal sand mining: NGT seeks FIR against tehsildar, slaps Rs 1cr fine on lessee

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.

  • Friday, 14 October 2022
Pilgrims during the Amarnath Yatra
NGT seeks safety action plan from J&K Chief Secy for Amarnath pilgrims

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.

  • Monday, 05 September 2022
National Greet Tribunal
Water bodies be geo-tagged, given UID: NGT on sewage pollution

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.

  • Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Gobari river
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. 

  • Thursday, 21 July 2022
Supreme Court
Why is NGT entertaining letters from lawmakers, asks SC

The observation came while hearing the Andhra Pradesh government's appeal against an NGT order halting construction work at Rushikonda Hills in Visakhapatnam.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2022
NGT slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Odisha govt for felling Sal trees in Jajpur
NGT slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Odisha govt for felling Sal trees in Jajpur

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. 

  • Thursday, 26 May 2022
NGT Team Inspects Illegal Sand Mining
Illegal sand mining: Budhabalang riverbed under tight scanner of NGT

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.

  • Monday, 09 May 2022
Illegal sand mining: Teshsildar suspended after NGT whip in Mayurbhanj
Illegal sand mining: Teshsildar suspended after NGT whip in Mayurbhanj

According to a notification issued by the State Revenue and Disaster Management department, Moharana has been suspended with immediate effect.

  • Saturday, 07 May 2022
NGT slaps Rs 25 Cr fine on Vedanta's Odisha plant for green violations

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).

  • Friday, 06 May 2022
NGT asks Centre to come up with rules against indoor pollution
NGT asks Centre to come up with rules against indoor pollution

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.

  • Friday, 29 April 2022
Taj Mahal
NGT Seeks Action Plan Against Environmental Violation Near Taj Mahal

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.

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
NGT Raps Odisha Govt Over Sand Smuggling From Mahanadi River Bed, Imposes Rs38L Fine
NGT Raps Odisha Govt Over Sand Smuggling From Mahanadi River Bed, Imposes Rs38L Fine

The tribunal also directed the State government to take stringent measures to check illegal sand mining.

  • Wednesday, 09 March 2022
NGT Directs State Pollution Bodies To File Reports On E-Waste Recycling Industries

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.

  • Tuesday, 08 February 2022
NGT Slaps Rs 2 Crore Fine On JSPL For Damages To Nandira River In Angul
Damages To Nandira River In Angul: NGT Imposes Fine On JSPL

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. 

  • Sunday, 28 November 2021
SC Rules NGT Has Powers To Take Suo Moto Cognisance On Environmental Issues

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.

  • Thursday, 07 October 2021
Odisha Capital's Open Drains Violate NGT Norms
Half A Dozen Deaths In 6 Yrs: Odisha Capital's Open Drains Violate NGT Norms

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

  • Monday, 20 September 2021
NGT Directs Odisha To Notify Elephant Corridors
NGT Directs Odisha Govt To Notify 14 Identified Elephant Corridors In State

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.

  • Thursday, 19 August 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
NGT directs district admin to take action against Montecarlo Construction Limited

Keonjhar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Western Zone, has directed the Keonjhar district administration to look into the land grabbing allegations against Montecarlo Construction Limited in the district and take stringent action. The Montecarlo Construction was accused of grabbing reserved forest and tribal community lands. As per the allegations, the company had undertaken the construction […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
OSPCB to seal hotels in Puri for defaulting on penalty

Puri: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has now geared up to crack whip on defaulting hoteliers who are yet to deposit penalty for flouting pollution norms in the pilgrim  city of Puri. Official sources said, a list of defaulters is now being prepared and the process to seal the hotels is likely to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Mahanadi row: Chhattisgarh’s writ petition against NGT order not maintainable, says Calcutta HC

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata: In yet another jolt to Chhattisgarh, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday asked it to withdraw the writ petition challenging an order of Kolkata bench of National Green Tribunal to halt construction of 31 projects undertaken by the State on the Mahanadi River. The Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabrata […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
SC to hear Mahanadi river water dispute case today

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition moved by the Odisha government on the Mahanadi River water dispute today. A three-judge bench including Chief Justice J S Khehar will hear the case on the inter-state river water dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Earlier, on July 25, the Centre and both the state governments […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
NGT stays 6 projects by Chhatisgarh govt on Mahanadi

New Delhi: At a time when the dispute over Mahanadi water sharing between Odisha and Chhattisgarh is yet to settle down, Chhattisgarh government received a major setback as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed it to stop work on six water projects on the river till further orders. The green court has clearly ordered […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
No waste dumping within 500 metres of Ganga: NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered that there can be no landfill sites or garbage dumping within half-a-kilometre area of the Ganga between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. The bench also announced a penalty of Rs 50,000 on anyone dumping waste near the river. During the hearing of a […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Vendanta Aluminium
NGT orders govt agencies to file affidavits on Vedanta construction

Bhubaneswar: Alleged unauthorised use of forest land for industrial use by mining conglomerate Vedanta in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district has come under judicial scrutiny. Acting on a petition by a forest protection body Non-Violence Again, the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Branch) Kolkata has directed both the Union and State government agencies to furnish affidavit putting […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
NGT directs Odisha govt to evict KIIT, KISS from forest land

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha government to evict Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences from the 18 acre of encroached forest land at Pathargadia area of Bhubaneswar and bring it under its possession. Hearing a PIL filed by Human Rights activist Subash Mohaptra, the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Mahanadi water row: NGT reprimands Odisha, C'garh as they fail to depose

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) slammed four parties including Odisha and Chhattisgarh states in a case regarding the Mahanadi water row filed before it during a hearing for their failure to depose in the green court today. The NGT also warned of strict action against the four parties including Odisha and Chhattisgarh if […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
NGT-appointed expert visits controversial Bali Yatra ground

Cuttack: An expert from National Green Tribunal (NGT), Sudhakar Patri, visited Cuttack to examine the lower Bali Yatra ground on the Mahanadi river bed on Monday. Patri, who examined the Tala Padia (lower ground), will later submit a report on the matter to the NGT. During his visit to the city, Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra and […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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
upper Mahanadi project
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
Mahanadi row: Odisha to file case in SC by Nov-end

Bhubaneswar: With no results emerging out of the recent tripartite meeting convened by the Centre to resolve the Mananadi row, the Odisha government has braced up for legal course. Official sources said the state Water Resources department has decided to file a case in the Supreme Court in the last of week of November in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Pallishree Mela to be cynosure of Baliyatra

By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty Cuttack: After the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave its nod for Baliyatra, beginning from November 14, the district administration has geared up for the week-long annual festival in which Pallishree mela is going to be the centre of attraction this year. According to sources, Odisha Rural Development and Marketing Society (ORMAS) […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021