Noting that groundwater extraction had led to severe depletion in the water table,the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday tasked an inter-governmental committee with forming a plan to fix meters and charge for extracting groundwater in the capital
A new lawyer for the Public Works Department (PWD) argued for an hour at the National Green Tribunal on Monday that there was no proof that the agency had illegally uprooted trees in Vasant Kunj for its road-widening project.
The Delhi government is considering a move to either ban electronic waste from entering the national capital or to create an economic disincentive,such as a tax,to reduce the amount of e-waste in the city.
A group of residents have intervened in a legal battle about the unlawful felling of trees for a road-widening project in Vasant Kunj,saying that since construction has been on hiatus,their neighborhood is in shambles.
The process of burning solid waste to convert it to energy at a recycling plant in South Delhi has made the air near the unit 25 times more polluted than the permissible limit,a surprise check of the Okhla waste-to-energy plant has revealed.
To ensure safety of Okhla residents living near a waste-to-energy plant that incinerates waste for fuel,the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered government officials to check whether the plants emissions contain heavy metals.
Okhla residents opposing a controversial plant,which converts waste to energy,have filed an affidavit in an ongoing National Green Tribunal case,claiming that the plant is operating in an eco-sensitive zone.