Tag: Ngt

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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Polavaram row: NGT seeks MoEF report on public hearing

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday asked the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to submit report on the implementation of its public hearing and stop work order at Polavaram project site. The Tribunal asked the ministry to submit a status report within two weeks on the project and the Office Memorandum issued […]

  • 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
Odisha plant not possible by 2017: Posco to NGT

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: South Korea steel behemoth Posco on Friday told National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it would not be able to set up the proposed steel plant in Odisha by 2017. Since construction work for the Rs 52,000 crore project is yet to begin at the site due to regulatory hurdles, completion of the project […]

  • 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
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Posco India gets shot in the arm

Posco India, the Indian subsidiary of South Korean steel behemoth POSCO, received a shot in the arm with the Odisha government recommending the Centre prospecting licence (PL) of Khandadhar mines in Sundergarh district in favour of the company

  • 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
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021