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NGT to inspect Ganga pollution itself

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday decided to itself inspect the most polluted stretch of Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh — to get the clear picture. The green panel has been hearing the 32-year-old case of pollution in the river since February 6, after the Supreme […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Mahanadi row: NGT asks Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Centre to keep sides

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued notice to Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the Centre to keep their sides on the ongoing row over sharing of Mahanadi river water within four weeks. The action of the Tribunal came in response to a petition filed by an NGO. Alleging that construction of barrages and dams […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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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