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NGT imposes Rs 100-crore penalty on Andhra Pradesh govt over illegal sand mining

A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed the chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh to forthwith prohibit all unregulated sand mining.

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 pulls up Haryana, MoEF over ‘forest land’

It was in June 2017 that Lt Col (Retd) Sarvadham Singh Oberoi approached the NGT, alleging that the proposal of M/s Ajay Enterprises Pvt Ltd and M/s Bharti Land Limited to develop a residential complex in the area was in violation of Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

NGT slaps Rs 500-crore fine on Volkswagen for using cheat devices

The expert panel report accessed by The Indian Express, and filed on December 24, 2018, had estimated that Volkswagen cars released approximately 48.678 tonnes of NOx in 2016.

NGT stay on effluent discharge norms: BMC sewage disposal project faces hurdles

After the stay order, the civic body is being forced to put on hold the process of appointing contractors for upgradation of six sewage treatment plants.

NGT fines Rustomjee Developers Rs 1 crore for ‘damaging environment’

A resident had filed an appeal challenging a March 13, 2014, order passed by the state principal secretary and environment-cum-member secretary, granting “amendment” to the EC for the proposed expansion of redevelopment of Oriana Residential Project at Bandra.

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Response of UP authorities 'highly unsatisfactory', alleges NGT-appointed panel on Yamuna cleaning

A committee appointed by the NGT to monitor the Yamuna river cleaning operation found that the response of the Uttar Pradesh authorities in this regard has been "highly unsatisfactory".

In Kerala’s mining hotspot Alappad, the fear is not if sea will take village, but when

In a state with a rich history of potent environment movements, this beach sand mining, surprisingly, found little resistance. Until now.

Volkswagen scandal comes to India, NGT expert panel recommends Rs 171-crore fine as health cost

The NGT panel was formed in the wake of the 2015 global emission scandal or ‘Dieselgate’ when the company was found guilty of intentionally programming its diesel engines with cheat devices to meet US regulatory standards but actually emit up to 40 times more Nitrous Oxides (NOx) in real-world conditions.

A place to protest

NGT order on Jantar Mantar threatens to shrink space for dissent. It must be challenged.

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Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena protest against NGT for fining Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living

Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena members protest against National Green Tribunal (NGT) for fining Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living Foundation Rs 5 crores for conducting 'World Culture Festival' on the ecologically sensitive banks of the Yamuna.

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Sri Sri Event Gets NGT Go-Ahead: The Details

THE National Green Tribunal (NGT) Wednesday cleared the three-day World Culture Festival to be organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living on the floodplains of the Yamuna from March 11 but imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on AOL as an interim compensation for the event’s impact on the environment. A bench […]

World Culture Festival: NGT Asks Centre To Explain Clearances Given

FROM temporary structures to pontoon bridges, the impact of lakhs of visitors to available parking space — and a quick U-turn by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). On Tuesday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) questioned governments at the Centre, Delhi and UP about various clearances for the World Culture Festival to be held by the […]

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