Tag: Ngt

Smog and pollution in Delhi NCR
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
ganga pollution
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
NGT finds violation of norms in Balarampur tree cutting; directs govt to submit affidavit

Bhubaneswar/Dhenkanal: Taking a stern note of the tree felling incident at Balarampur for a beer factory, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the Odisha government to submit an affidavit in connection with the incident, sources said. The NGT has also observed that there was violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 in the tree […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
NGT rap on Odisha CM-inaugurated project over lack of clearance

Bhubaneswar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has today sent notices to Odisha government for constructing a drinking water supply project on forestland without obtaining necessary environmental clearance in Kendrapara. According to sources, the drinking water project, the foundation stone for which was laid by CM Naveen Patnaik on December 8, 2018, is being constructed at […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Industries Cannot Operate Without Prior Environment Clearance: NGT

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.

  • Monday, 07 June 2021
elephant deaths in Dhenkanal
Dhenkanal Elephant Deaths: NGT slaps Rs 1 crore fine on CESU

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Taking a suo-motu cognizance of media reports on the death of seven elephants from electrocution in Dhenkanal, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today registered a case against Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) and slapped a fine of Rs 1 crore on the Odisha electricity board for negligence. The tribunal also constituted […]

  • Friday, 04 June 2021