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In markets along the Yamuna, plastic ban remains on paper while river bears brunt

According to records, Delhi produces 2,51,674 tonnes of plastic each year — 50% of which is single-use. That's roughly 63,000 elephants worth of plastic.

Pollution no less an offence than murder or rape, says NGT chief

Speaking in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his two cabinet colleagues connected with the environment portfolio, the NGT chief said, "Six lakh people are dying every year in India and 50,000 are dying in Gujarat due to diseases related to air pollution."

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Even a drop of pollution in Ganga is matter of concern: NGT

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel pulled up the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) over its action plan for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and said it does not show concrete plans with prompt timelines and effort in prohibiting pollution.

Rs 500-crore fine on Volkswagen: 'No coercive action' for now, says SC

The NGT in March had ordered Volkswagen to pay a fine of Rs 500 crore for causing damage to the environment by programming its diesel engines with cheat devices.

Behind Mayapuri sealing drive, a 2015 NGT order yet to be implemented

In May 2015, NGT ordered that all “illegally and unauthorisedly operating scrap industries in Mayapuri generating chemicals, oils and poisonous fumes resulting in air pollution, deaths and diseases at large scale” be shut.

Court cases against Punjab officials if they fail to deliver, warns NGT committee on pollution

“A month’s time has been given to the officials, who are responsible to check the pollution, including PPCB and if they fail to perform then the court cases will be filed against the head of those departments,” Justice Pritam Pal (retd) said.

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NGT acts tough on air pollution, directs 6 states to submit action plan by April 30

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, Jharkhand Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Nagaland governments to submit their plan within the stipulated time.

Publicise water quality of Ganga at all strategic locations on monthly basis: NGT

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel warned that the failure to do so may result in coercive action against the pollution control board of both states.

NGT seeks action taken report on cleaning Ashwani Khud in Himachal Pradesh

During the hearing, the tribunal was informed that Solan Municipal Council is in the process of preparing a drainwise estimate for installing plastic trap, nets and check dams.

NGT slaps Rs 500 crore penalty on Volkswagen

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the German global auto giant to deposit the amount within two months.

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