National Green Tribunal Act
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The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 is an Act of the Parliament of India which enables creation of a special tribunal to handle the expeditious disposal of the cases pertaining to environmental issues. It draws inspiration from the India's constitutional provision of Article 21 Protection of life and personal liberty, which assures the citizens of India the right to a healthy environment. Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) is a department to control pollution in Delhi.
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Clean environment basic right of citizens, plea of non-availability of funds cannot be excuse: NGTA clean environment is a basic right of citizens and the plea of non-availability of funds cannot be an excuse for not ensuring it, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said while rapping the..
NGT extends ban on firecrackers as air quality worsensThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has extended the ban on sale and use of firecrackers in all the cities and towns with 'poor' air quality.
NGT forms committee to probe violation of environmental norms by 'TDI City Kundli' in SonipatThe National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to look into allegation of violation of compliance of environmental norms in the course of setting up 'TDI City Kundli' project spread over 1200 acres..
No meaningful action taken for cleaning Ganga tributary: NGTHindon, a tributary of Ganga, is one of the polluted river stretches and no meaningful action has been being taken to clean it, the National Green Tribunal said Tuesday while directing the UP chief..
NGT directs states, UTs to enforce guidelines on regulation of banquets and marriage hallsThe National Green Tribunal has directed all the states and union territories to enforce guidelines on the regulation of banquets and marriage halls and ensure adequate parking facility, disposal of..
NGT seeks report on dumping of solid municipal waste in J&K's Wullar LakeThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to file an action taken report on alleged dumping of solid municipal waste in the Wullar Lake.
Locust attack: NGT dismisses plea for implementation of Centre's contingency planThe National Green Tribunal has junked a fresh plea seeking implementation of the Centre's contingency plan to combat the looming locust attack saying there was nothing to show that inadequate steps..
NGT dismisses plea to allow 15 year petrol vehicles during corona pandemicThe National Green Tribunal Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking modification of its order banning vehicles over 15 years old from plying on Delhi roads on the ground that it will save lives..
National Green Tribunal takes suo moto cognizance of pregnant elephant's death; forms committee to probe incidentThe NGT has noted that the elephant's death has agitated people across the country.
National Green Tribunal office sealed after employee tests positive for COVID-19All high-risk contacts shall be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days, an NGT circular detailed.
LG Polymers fined Rs 50cr for Vizag gas leakThe LG Polymers’ plant in Vishakhapatnam violated green rules as far as its functioning under expanded capacity is concerned, the environment ministry said on Friday after conducting preliminary..
SC asks manufacturers to approach govt on NGT order prohibiting RO units
'Not enough of a solution?': NGT not satisfied with Centre's plan to curb air pollutionResponding to the claims made by the Central government, NGT said that the 'money' and the 'machines' provided to different states solves only part of the problem. "Are the money and the machines given..
Don't just write letters to states, take time-bound action to check water wastage: NGT to CentreA bench headed by NGT Chairperson NGT Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said though response has been filed both by the ministry of Jal Shakti as well as Delhi Jal Board, it does not show clear enforceable..
People are dying in this country, duration of life affected: National Green Tribunal on crop burningNGT has observed that crop burning still taking place and that the states have not been able to communicate to the farmers and educate them on crop burning.
Take action on panel report seeking ban on sachets, pouches within 3 months, NGT tells govtThe National Green Tribunal Monday directed the Centre and other agencies to take action within three months on a report by an expert committee which sought ban on small water bottles, pouches and cups..
SC seeks Centre's response on plea seeking appointment of judicial and expert members in NGTThe Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking appointment of judicial and expert members for the benches of the National Green Tribunal across the country. A bench..
NGT seeks report on illegal constructions in Tughlakabad extensionA bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted the submission by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee that directions have been issued for stopping the illegal activities and for..
Gujarat: Industries seek more time to meet National Green Tribunal normsNGT has declared five industrial clusters as critically polluted and therefore run a risk of closure.
SC stays NGT order asking UP govt to set up shrine board for three temples at GovardhanThe Supreme Court on Friday stayed the National Green Tribunal's 2015 direction asking the Uttar Pradesh government to constitute a shrine board for three temples in the pilgrimage town of Govardhan in..
NGT directs Centre to submit report on plea to make water wastage a penal offenceNGT has sought an action taken report from the Centre about saving water on a plea for making its wastage a penal offence, and noted that 33 percent people in India do that just by keeping the taps..
Close polluting units in 3 months: NGTThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to shut down polluting industries in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” areas across the..
Supreme Court to decide if NGT has power to take cognisance of issues on its ownThe Supreme Court Friday agreed to examine a legal question whether the National Green Tribunal (NGT), established in 2010 to deal with cases pertaining to environmental issues, has the power to take..
Green Tribunal asks Punjab, Haryana, UP how they intend to tackle crop burning pollution this yearA bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the three states to file progress reports indicating the "strategies and proposed action plan" to tackle the problem.
Deposit Rs 75 crore to clear Pirana dump site: National Green Tribunal directs Gujarat govtIn March, the Gujarat High Court had lambasted Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for its lackadaisical approach in dealing with the closure of Pirana landfill site and development of an alternate..
Supreme Court asks Meghalaya to deposit Rs 100 crore fine for illegal coal miningThe Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on it by the NGT for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control..
Those found littering on roads, urinating in public will be punished: Tripura CMTripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday appealed to people to abide by the norms laid down by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), maintaining that those found throwing garbage on the roads and..