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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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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 […]

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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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NGT raps Delhi government after air pollution disrupts cricket match

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal pulled up the Delhi government for its “lackadaisical” approach over rising pollution in the city on Monday, a day after bad air quality affecting the capital for several weeks interrupted play during the ongoing Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New […]

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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 […]

Old diesel vehicles can run in some areas of UP, says NGT

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday provided a three-year breather to over 10-year-old diesel vehicles which carry essential goods like food and petroleum around Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar and Bulandshahr. The bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, however said that the trucks will not be allowed inside the National Capital Region and they […]

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 […]

NGT bans protests at Delhi's Jantar Mantar

  New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered a stop to all protests, public gatherings and use of loudspeakers at Delhi’s designated protest site Jantar Mantar in the heart of the city. Asking the authorities remove all makeshift or permanent structures from the area, the green panel directed all protests should now […]

SC voices surprise over govt's decision to reduce eco-sensitive zones

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed surprise over the Centre’s decision to reduce the radius of eco-sensitive zones from 10 kilometres to 100 metres, saying it appeared to be a “complete arbitrary exercise of powers” capable of destroying national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The court’s remarks came in a case challenging the environmental clearance […]

NGT directs states to shut distilleries sans PESO nod

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed all states to shut down distilleries and sugar mills manufacturing, storing and transporting ethanol, without obtaining permission from the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO). A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said no industry can run without having appropriate authorisations under the rules as […]

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 […]

Cellular operators need permission for using generator: NGT

New Delhi: Cellular service providers need to take consent from the state pollution control boards for installing and operating generator sets, the National Green Tribunal has ruled. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar declined to quash the order dated March 31, 2009 passed by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB). “While […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

NGT demands to know of steps against Ganga pollution

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday asked the ministries of environment and power to apprise it about the steps taken by thermal power plants to avoid discharge of effluents and fly ash around the Ganga river. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, while hearing a plea of non-governmental organisation Indian Council […]

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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 […]

NGT issues notices in Tughlaqabad gas leak case

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday issued notices to the central and Delhi governments over the gas leak here in Tughlaqabad last week in which over 400 students were hospitalised. The Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, took suo moto cognisance of the May 6 incident and issued notices to the […]

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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 […]