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A protest by the residents of Aarey colony/Photo: UNI

Aarey: How Green Was My Forest

Above: A protest by the residents of Aarey colony/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court staying the order of Bombay High Court regarding further felling of trees...
Plogging Along

Plogging Along

By Dilip Bobb Here’s a new fitness mantra—exercise your right to a healthy environment. That, of course, translates into plogging, the new wave activity...
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (extreme left) releasing funds for afforestation to various states in New Delhi/Photo: UNI

Afforestation Fund: Money Down the Drain?

Above: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (extreme left) releasing funds for afforestation to various states in New Delhi/Photo: UNI While the release of a whopping sum...
F-CAPP’s campaign against Single-Use Plastic reaches Connaught Place

F-CAPP’s campaign against Single-Use Plastic reaches Connaught Place

With 2nd October deadline approaching for ban on single-use plastic items, government as well as non government entities have raised their efforts towards awareness...
Global Climate Strike observed ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

Global Climate Strike observed ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

Several cities today are observing the Global Climate Strike ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on 23rd...
Plastic

What An Idea, Sir ji!

By Niti Singh Plastic pollution is a menace and has added to global warming. Environment issues, that were once relegated to the OpEd pages inside...
Aarey Petitions: Bombay High Court stays tree-felling till September 30

Aarey Petitions: Bombay High Court stays tree-felling till September 30

Bombay High Court has stayed tree-felling in Aarey Colony till 30th September, citing ‘irreversible damage’ without an in-depth assessment by court. The hearing is...
National Green Tribunal

Delhi ODD-EVEN Scheme: Plea In NGT Seeks Quashing Of Third Phase Roll-Out

Delhi-based advocate and social activist Gaurav Kumar Bansal has filed a plea before the National Green Tribunal challenging the AAP-led Delhi Government’s decision to...
Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

“Cost of development can be measured in Rupees, but destruction of environment cannot be.” – said the Bombay High Court, while listing the batch...

PM Modi calls on world leaders at 14th COP to Ban Single-Use Plastic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on world leaders at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) being...

Dwarka Expressway: NGT seeks report on Tree Survival Rate

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Delhi to furnish a factual report of...

NGT Directs Uttarakhand to Verify Alleged Grim Waste Disposal Situation

In receipt of several photographs highlighting the grim situation of Uttarakhand, the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal at New Delhi has asked the...
Flood water of Sarvari river may prove disastrous to migrant workers in Kullu district, who are living in sheds alongside the banks of Sarvari river/Photo: UNI

Flood Prone States Need To Learnt Their Lessons from Past Experience

Above: Flood water of Sarvari river may prove disastrous to migrant workers in Kullu district, who are living in sheds alongside the banks of...
Delhi High Court

Farmhouse cannot be used to operate as a banquet hall without Consent to Operate...

Delhi High Court said farmhouse cannot operate as banquet halls in the National Capital and dismissed a petition filed by the owner of a...
National Green Tribunal

NGT comes down hard on Delhi Govt for inaction against plastic polluters

NGT comes down hard on Delhi Govt for inaction against plastic polluters The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi has, in...
The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI

Uttarakhand’s Tax: Seeing Red over Green Tax

Above: The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI Though the Uttarakhand government proposes to impose...
The factsheet on plastic waste generated in India is terrifying and nothing is being done/Photo: UNI

Drowning in Plastic

Above: The factsheet on plastic waste generated in India is terrifying and nothing is being done/Photo: UNI That many states do not take it seriously...
Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Green Politicians

Above: Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Far from putting their feet up and waiting for the results, some...
The banks of the Saryu lit up with lakhs of diyas to celebrate Diwali in October 2017/Photo: UNI

Plunder of Saryu River

Above: The banks of the Saryu lit up with lakhs of diyas to celebrate Diwali in October 2017/Photo: UNI Despite the NGT passing strictures against...
The Udupi Power Corporation Ltd plant in KarnatakaPhoto adanipower.com

National Green Tribunal: A Paper Tiger?

Above:The Udupi Power Corporation Ltd plant in Karnataka/Photo: adanipower.com Though the National Green Tribunal has shown the way in environmental jurisprudence, it has lost its...
Smoke emanating from a firecracker burst/Photo: UNI

How Green are Your Crackers?

Above: Smoke emanating from a firecracker burst/Photo: UNI While the formula for making environment-friendly crackers has been successfully tested in labs, many in the industry...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in Japan (file pic)/Photo:UNI

Bullet Train Project: Gone with the Wind?

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in...

Crackdown on Erring Officials: Heavy Price for Pollution

Above: Fire-fighters dousing flames at a dumping ground in Ghaziabad/Photo: Anil Shakya In a novel and stern order, the Supreme Court has said that government...

Aravali Biodiversity Park: Paradise Lost?

Above: A view of the 154-hectare Aravali Biodiversity Park, the green lung of the NCR/Photo: Anil Shakya With the NHAI planning an expressway through the...
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan (far left) releasing the draft India Cooling Action Plan/Photo: ozonecell.in

Energy Efficiency: How Cool is This?

Above: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan (far left) releasing the draft India Cooling Action Plan/Photo: ozonecell.in As cooling demands are set to rise, India becomes the...
Corbett National Park: A Wild Ride

Corbett National Park: A Wild Ride

Above: The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve was established to protect the endangered Bengal tiger Moves to construct a road through Corbett National Park were abandoned...
GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Above: Kedarnath was devastated by flash floods in 2013/Photo: Rajeev Tyagi ~By Inderjit Badhwar As this week’s cover story demonstrates, India has an abysmal record of...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

In the environmental issue of Delhi, the deteriorating air quality, nothing has been done by the Centre to date to ameliorate the pain of...
Justice Swatanter Kumar (centre) flanked by Pradeep Rai, senior advocate, Supreme Court (third from left); Rajshri Rai, editor-in-chief, APN (third from right); Inderjit Badhwar, editor-in-chief, India Legal (second from right), Shobha John, deputy managing editor, India Legal (first from right); Ashok Damodaran, executive editor, India Legal (second from left) and Puneet Nicholas Yadav, deputy editor, India Legal

Justice Swatanter Kumar: It Is The Duty Of A Judge To Withstand Pressure

Above: Justice Swatanter Kumar (centre) flanked by Pradeep Rai, senior advocate, Supreme Court (third from left); Rajshri Rai, editor-in-chief, APN (third from right); Inderjit...
NGT to Bar Council of Delhi: Use only eco-friendly materials for canvassing in upcoming elections

NGT to Bar Council of Delhi: Use only eco-friendly materials for canvassing in...

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (March 13) ruled that in the upcoming Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) elections only eco-friendly materials would...
Supreme Court cancels all mining and fishing leases in Goa; calls for fresh auction

Supreme Court annuls all mining and fishing leases in Goa

Top court says no more work after March 15; fresh auctions, leases have to be made with environment in mind Decreeing on a writ petition by...
Public health emergency: NGT bans construction and industrial activity in Delhi, old diesel and petrol vehicles

Public health emergency: NGT bans construction and industrial activity in Delhi, old diesel and...

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (November 9) took extreme steps to try and bring under control what has been called a “public...
Toxic wastes strewn in a ship-breaking yard. Photo: YouTube

Hazardous and toxic waste import case comes up again in SC

Above: Toxic wastes strewn in a ship-breaking yard. Photo: YouTube   The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha is hearing a...
NGT gets list of “polluting” industries along Ganga

NGT gets list of “polluting” industries along Ganga

Above: Photo courtesy moef.nic.in As asked by the court, the counsel for the petitioners Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) on Thursday (September 14)...
NGT bans manufacture and storage of polybags in New Delhi

NGT bans manufacture and storage of polybags in New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (August 10) banned the manufacture and storage of polythene bags in Delhi. The bench was hearing a petition...
Yamuna defecation and waste-dumping: Ministry fails to submit report

Yamuna defecation and waste-dumping: Ministry fails to submit report

Above: A view of the Yamuna river bed in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT), in its last hearing, had...
Important Judgments of 2016

Important Judgments of 2016

From rescuing elected state governments from President’s rule, allowing women into religious shrines and permitting them to terminate pregnancy well past 20 weeks, to...
Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

In the area of environmental protection, there remains a yawning gap between existing laws and their implementation. More often than not, environment protection yardsticks...
Inderjit Badhwar

Can Modi’s Industrial Model Be Greened?

It is fashionable for all world leaders to boast of their commitment to preserving the environment. They flaunt statistics at global warming and climate...

The Price of Paris

Though India promised to reduce emissions at the Paris meet, it faces a huge financial hurdle of $2.5 trillion and several challenges before it...

“Carmic” Emissions

The “notice of violation” to Volkswagen’s diesel cars in the US should serve as a wake-up call for India. It will have to address...

Mobile menace

A parliamentary panel has recommended stricter norms for checking electromagnetic radiation from cell towers as Indians are more prone to risk due to their...

The Waste Land

India’s construction boom generates huge amounts of waste, which in 2013 was pegged at 50 million tons. New draft rules have now been introduced...

Poison in the Air

The residents of Sukhdev Vihar in south Delhi are battling toxic ash from the nearby Jindal waste-to-energy plant. Investigations show that many legal norms...

How green is my valley?

The high profile election battle in Varanasi brought into focus the need for cleaning the Ganga and other rivers. But top environmental activist MC...

'environment' - 41 News Results

A protest by the residents of Aarey colony/Photo: UNI

Aarey: How Green Was My Forest

Above: A protest by the residents of Aarey colony/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court staying the order of Bombay High Court regarding further felling of trees...
Plogging Along

Plogging Along

By Dilip Bobb Here’s a new fitness mantra—exercise your right to a healthy environment. That, of course, translates into plogging, the new wave activity...
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (extreme left) releasing funds for afforestation to various states in New Delhi/Photo: UNI

Afforestation Fund: Money Down the Drain?

Above: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (extreme left) releasing funds for afforestation to various states in New Delhi/Photo: UNI While the release of a whopping sum...
F-CAPP’s campaign against Single-Use Plastic reaches Connaught Place

F-CAPP’s campaign against Single-Use Plastic reaches Connaught Place

With 2nd October deadline approaching for ban on single-use plastic items, government as well as non government entities have raised their efforts towards awareness...
Global Climate Strike observed ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

Global Climate Strike observed ahead of UN Climate Action Summit

Several cities today are observing the Global Climate Strike ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on 23rd...
Plastic

What An Idea, Sir ji!

By Niti Singh Plastic pollution is a menace and has added to global warming. Environment issues, that were once relegated to the OpEd pages inside...
Aarey Petitions: Bombay High Court stays tree-felling till September 30

Aarey Petitions: Bombay High Court stays tree-felling till September 30

Bombay High Court has stayed tree-felling in Aarey Colony till 30th September, citing ‘irreversible damage’ without an in-depth assessment by court. The hearing is...
National Green Tribunal

Delhi ODD-EVEN Scheme: Plea In NGT Seeks Quashing Of Third Phase Roll-Out

Delhi-based advocate and social activist Gaurav Kumar Bansal has filed a plea before the National Green Tribunal challenging the AAP-led Delhi Government’s decision to...
Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

Bombay HC to hear AAREY Petitions from 17th September

“Cost of development can be measured in Rupees, but destruction of environment cannot be.” – said the Bombay High Court, while listing the batch...

PM Modi calls on world leaders at 14th COP to Ban Single-Use Plastic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on world leaders at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) being...

Dwarka Expressway: NGT seeks report on Tree Survival Rate

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Delhi to furnish a factual report of...

NGT Directs Uttarakhand to Verify Alleged Grim Waste Disposal Situation

In receipt of several photographs highlighting the grim situation of Uttarakhand, the Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal at New Delhi has asked the...
Flood water of Sarvari river may prove disastrous to migrant workers in Kullu district, who are living in sheds alongside the banks of Sarvari river/Photo: UNI

Flood Prone States Need To Learnt Their Lessons from Past Experience

Above: Flood water of Sarvari river may prove disastrous to migrant workers in Kullu district, who are living in sheds alongside the banks of...
Delhi High Court

Farmhouse cannot be used to operate as a banquet hall without Consent to Operate...

Delhi High Court said farmhouse cannot operate as banquet halls in the National Capital and dismissed a petition filed by the owner of a...
National Green Tribunal

NGT comes down hard on Delhi Govt for inaction against plastic polluters

NGT comes down hard on Delhi Govt for inaction against plastic polluters The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal in New Delhi has, in...
The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI

Uttarakhand’s Tax: Seeing Red over Green Tax

Above: The Gupta weddings in Auli had left over 220 quintals of waste and garbage to be cleared/twitter.com/ANI Though the Uttarakhand government proposes to impose...
The factsheet on plastic waste generated in India is terrifying and nothing is being done/Photo: UNI

Drowning in Plastic

Above: The factsheet on plastic waste generated in India is terrifying and nothing is being done/Photo: UNI That many states do not take it seriously...
Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Green Politicians

Above: Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Far from putting their feet up and waiting for the results, some...
The banks of the Saryu lit up with lakhs of diyas to celebrate Diwali in October 2017/Photo: UNI

Plunder of Saryu River

Above: The banks of the Saryu lit up with lakhs of diyas to celebrate Diwali in October 2017/Photo: UNI Despite the NGT passing strictures against...
The Udupi Power Corporation Ltd plant in KarnatakaPhoto adanipower.com

National Green Tribunal: A Paper Tiger?

Above:The Udupi Power Corporation Ltd plant in Karnataka/Photo: adanipower.com Though the National Green Tribunal has shown the way in environmental jurisprudence, it has lost its...
Smoke emanating from a firecracker burst/Photo: UNI

How Green are Your Crackers?

Above: Smoke emanating from a firecracker burst/Photo: UNI While the formula for making environment-friendly crackers has been successfully tested in labs, many in the industry...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in Japan (file pic)/Photo:UNI

Bullet Train Project: Gone with the Wind?

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in...

Crackdown on Erring Officials: Heavy Price for Pollution

Above: Fire-fighters dousing flames at a dumping ground in Ghaziabad/Photo: Anil Shakya In a novel and stern order, the Supreme Court has said that government...

Aravali Biodiversity Park: Paradise Lost?

Above: A view of the 154-hectare Aravali Biodiversity Park, the green lung of the NCR/Photo: Anil Shakya With the NHAI planning an expressway through the...
Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan (far left) releasing the draft India Cooling Action Plan/Photo: ozonecell.in

Energy Efficiency: How Cool is This?

Above: Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan (far left) releasing the draft India Cooling Action Plan/Photo: ozonecell.in As cooling demands are set to rise, India becomes the...
Corbett National Park: A Wild Ride

Corbett National Park: A Wild Ride

Above: The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve was established to protect the endangered Bengal tiger Moves to construct a road through Corbett National Park were abandoned...
GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Above: Kedarnath was devastated by flash floods in 2013/Photo: Rajeev Tyagi ~By Inderjit Badhwar As this week’s cover story demonstrates, India has an abysmal record of...
SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

SC blasts Centre for delaying tactics on Delhi environmental issues

In the environmental issue of Delhi, the deteriorating air quality, nothing has been done by the Centre to date to ameliorate the pain of...
Justice Swatanter Kumar (centre) flanked by Pradeep Rai, senior advocate, Supreme Court (third from left); Rajshri Rai, editor-in-chief, APN (third from right); Inderjit Badhwar, editor-in-chief, India Legal (second from right), Shobha John, deputy managing editor, India Legal (first from right); Ashok Damodaran, executive editor, India Legal (second from left) and Puneet Nicholas Yadav, deputy editor, India Legal

Justice Swatanter Kumar: It Is The Duty Of A Judge To Withstand Pressure

Above: Justice Swatanter Kumar (centre) flanked by Pradeep Rai, senior advocate, Supreme Court (third from left); Rajshri Rai, editor-in-chief, APN (third from right); Inderjit...
NGT to Bar Council of Delhi: Use only eco-friendly materials for canvassing in upcoming elections

NGT to Bar Council of Delhi: Use only eco-friendly materials for canvassing in...

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (March 13) ruled that in the upcoming Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) elections only eco-friendly materials would...
Supreme Court cancels all mining and fishing leases in Goa; calls for fresh auction

Supreme Court annuls all mining and fishing leases in Goa

Top court says no more work after March 15; fresh auctions, leases have to be made with environment in mind Decreeing on a writ petition by...
Public health emergency: NGT bans construction and industrial activity in Delhi, old diesel and petrol vehicles

Public health emergency: NGT bans construction and industrial activity in Delhi, old diesel and...

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (November 9) took extreme steps to try and bring under control what has been called a “public...
Toxic wastes strewn in a ship-breaking yard. Photo: YouTube

Hazardous and toxic waste import case comes up again in SC

Above: Toxic wastes strewn in a ship-breaking yard. Photo: YouTube   The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha is hearing a...
NGT gets list of “polluting” industries along Ganga

NGT gets list of “polluting” industries along Ganga

Above: Photo courtesy moef.nic.in As asked by the court, the counsel for the petitioners Social Action for Forest & Environment (SAFE) on Thursday (September 14)...
NGT bans manufacture and storage of polybags in New Delhi

NGT bans manufacture and storage of polybags in New Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (August 10) banned the manufacture and storage of polythene bags in Delhi. The bench was hearing a petition...
Yamuna defecation and waste-dumping: Ministry fails to submit report

Yamuna defecation and waste-dumping: Ministry fails to submit report

Above: A view of the Yamuna river bed in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT), in its last hearing, had...
Important Judgments of 2016

Important Judgments of 2016

From rescuing elected state governments from President’s rule, allowing women into religious shrines and permitting them to terminate pregnancy well past 20 weeks, to...
Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

Are laws on denuding forests implementable?

In the area of environmental protection, there remains a yawning gap between existing laws and their implementation. More often than not, environment protection yardsticks...
Inderjit Badhwar

Can Modi’s Industrial Model Be Greened?

It is fashionable for all world leaders to boast of their commitment to preserving the environment. They flaunt statistics at global warming and climate...

The Waste Land

India’s construction boom generates huge amounts of waste, which in 2013 was pegged at 50 million tons. New draft rules have now been introduced...

How green is my valley?

The high profile election battle in Varanasi brought into focus the need for cleaning the Ganga and other rivers. But top environmental activist MC...

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