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National Green Tribunal (NGT)

NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL (NGT) NEWS

NGT forms committee to probe firecracker factory blast in Tamil Nadu

February 19, 2021 10:23 am

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel issued notices to the Tamil Nadu government, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Board (SPCB), Virudhunagar District Magistrate and Sree Mariyammal Fireworks factory.

Yamuna panel concludes proceedings, says action inadequate on reviving river

January 29, 2021 12:03 am

The principal bench of the NGT, headed by chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, said the committee has presented a clear roadmap for preventing pollution of the river and rejuvenating it, but action by authorities continues to remain inadequate.

High rise near DU North campus will need new environmental clearance, NGT told

January 22, 2021 2:07 am

After concerns about the project’s impact on the area’s air quality, traffic, groundwater and other issues were raised in the application and in February last year, the Tribunal had suspended the EC by stating that the plan does not appear to be viable.

Allegations based on erroneous interpretation of CWPRS report on impact of Pune Metro on Mutha River: Maha-Metro

January 19, 2021 9:46 pm

Activists allege MMRCL ‘misguided’ NGT to get clearance for elevated route.

NGT disposes of plea challenging govt clearance to upgrade ship recycling yard

November 28, 2020 6:06 pm

The EC was challenged by Conservation Action Trust, a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation, saying the expansion of the ship-breaking yard by “beaching method” was regarded “unsafe and environmentally polluting”.

We have been vindicated by NGT order...we stick to our decision: Chandigarh Adviser on cracker ban

November 10, 2020 10:53 am

The NGT in its orders on Monday, while enforcing ban in NCR region further stated that besides the NCR region, the direction will apply to all cities and towns in the country where the average of ambient air quality during November have dropped below the ‘poor’ category.

NGT stresses on fulfilling nine agendas pertaining to National Air Clean Programme in Chandigarh

October 23, 2020 11:50 am

The installation of the Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring stations (CAAQMS), finalisation of Emergency Response System and coordination with disaster management committees and Bio remediation of legacy waste dump site are among the nine agendas pertaining to the programme in Chandigarh.

NGT notice to green ministry over illegal shrimp ponds in Surat, Bharuch

August 27, 2020 11:40 pm

“Due to the illegal encroachments, only 80 metres is left for water passage from Sena Creek into the sea, while 150 metres width is left for the Kim river... This area falls under critical vulnerable coastal area designated by the central government,” MSH Shaikh said.

Boiler blast at Dahej: NGT junks plea seeking review of payment of compensation for displacement

August 01, 2020 5:23 pm

The NGT said there is no merit in the prayer of the company seeking review and that its order was passed after hearing the parties, and not based on media reports alone.

NGT raps MoEF over monitoring of environmental norms

August 01, 2020 5:01 pm

The green panel said compliance of conditions of environmental clearance must be monitored on periodical basis, atleast once in a quarter. It asked the Environment Ministry to review and strengthen the mechanism for the purpose.