A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to convene a meeting on November 28 to work out a clear mechanism.
All eyes were again on the tribunal last fortnight as a gasping Delhi looked for answers to its thick smog. Set up to tackle India’s mounting environmental battle, the NGT last month turned seven. The Sunday Express takes stock
The green panel formed two committees –a supervisory committee and an implementation committee — to monitor work on the project site of Amaravati.
The green panel, however, refused to lift its ban on industrial activities causing pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region region.
The NGT also sought to know if the board has complied with the Supreme Court’s 2012 directions to improve infrastructure to prevent casualties during the pilgrimage
Delhi pollution: According to the CPCB data, the AQI level in the city was recorded at 308 today. Rains expected on Wednesday may help in clearing the smog further.
Exceeding 50,000, the devotees would be stopped either at Ardhkumari or Katra, ruled the NGT.
The green panel said that if new cars are being allowed to registered then they must be given proper parking spaces.
NGT clears Odd-Even scheme, pulls up Delhi government for not acting earlier.
Delhi pollution: The NGT bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar pulled up the Arvind Kejriwal-led government over the implementation of the Odd-Even formula and asked the latter if it was sure about the benefits of the vehicle rationing system and that citizens would face no inconvenience because of it.
In his petition, Shinde pointed out that plastic, the most important and preferred material in industries, posed a threat to the environment, as well as the consumers’ health.
Delhi air pollution: The green body argued that the government is trying to implement the scheme when the situation is improving, adding it might cause inconvenience to people
“It is shameful for all the parties in this matter on what they’re passing on to the next generation,” the NGT observed.
Hearing a contempt petition, NGT confirmed the encroachment by Datar Farms after consulting with the Irrigation Department.
In 2012, then Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan overruled the views of the expert members of the NBWL standing committee and granted it wildlife clearance.