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NGT directs RWA to render detailed account of trees being pruned or cut at...

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (January 22) directed the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of Vatika Apartments,...
Is India lagging behind in improving quality of life?

Is India Ungovernable?

Above: A traffic jam near ISBT in New Delhi/Photo: UNI It is increasingly becoming difficult to find areas where the quality of governance has improved...
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NGT issues notice on allotment of forest land for hydel power project

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi on Wednesday(January 17) issued notices to the Central government in a...
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NGT wants government to reply on notices to hotels in Kasauli

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (January 16) dealing with the unauthorized hotel constructions in and around...
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NGT orders specifics of polluting paper mill to be presented

Above: NGT/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi on Monday (January 15) took cognizance of...
Poultry farm to stay shut, NGT says sell of birds

Poultry farm to stay shut, NGT says sell off birds

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by its Acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi on Monday (January 15)...
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Alleged pollution by Vokswagen cars comes up before NGT bench

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (January 12) directed the Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to remain present before the...

Bus stand pollution in Meerut: NGT’s earlier judgment on air quality will form plinth

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (January 12) took up a case of pollution created by a bus stand in Meerut. It was...
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NGT hears arguments against milk and solid waste being dumped on Goverdhan Parvat

Above: Goverdhan parvat/Photo: Wikimedia The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (January 8) was informed by Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan during trial proceedings that in the name of...

NGT seeks time-bound action plan on solid waste disposal

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya The matter related to the dumping of municipal solid waste near a water body came up again before the...
NGT to states: Submit action plan on ash generated by thermal power plants

NGT to states: Submit action plan on ash generated by thermal power plants

Above: Power plant in Badarpur, New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday (January 3) dealing with the ash generated from the...
Important Judgments of 2017

Important Judgments of 2017

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA SEEKING VOTES IN THE NAME OF RELIGION IS A CORRUPT PRACTICE Date of Judgment: January 2, 2017 Describing religion as a private relationship between...
Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT issues notices to erring hospitals

Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT issues notices to erring hospitals

Above: Photo Courtesy tunza.eco-generation.org The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Monday (December 18) decided to issue notice to Sheela Hospital &...
Yamuna floodplains: Resolve departmental issues and get work done, orders NGT

Yamuna floodplains: Resolve departmental issues and get work done, orders NGT

Above: Yamuna floodplains. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar has seemed a trifle handicapped in handing out...

Punjab yet to submit action plan on landfills

Above: Ghazipur landfill site Punjab has yet to submit its action plan vis-à-vis different landfill sites and water bodies that have been filled up....
People cleaning river Ganga at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar. Photo: UNI

NGT bans plastic items in towns on Ganga banks

Above: People cleaning river Ganga at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar. Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal on Friday (December 15) banned all plastic items such...
Pilgrims waiting to undertake the holy Amarnath cave shrine Yatra. Photo: UNI

No chanting mantras, ringing bells in the vicinity of Amarnath cave, says NGT

Above: Pilgrims waiting to undertake the holy Amarnath cave shrine Yatra. Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday (December 13) declared the Amarnath temple...
World Cultural Festival at Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya

No further cost on AoL for destroying Yamuna floodplains

Above: World Cultural Festival at Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (December 7) held liable...
First batch of pilgrims at Railpateeri Baltal moving towards holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on the first day of the 48-day-long pilgrimage (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Use of animals for ferrying pilgrims: NGT issues a slew of directions

Above: First batch of pilgrims at Railpateeri  Baltal moving towards holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on the first day of the...
Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Illegal mining: UP government agrees to avoid mining in areas prohibited

Above: Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (December 4) dealing with illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh was...
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SC cancels “mega car parking” project around the Periyar Tiger Reserve

Above: Photo courtesy www.periyartigerreserve.org The Supreme Court on Monday (December 4) cancelled the “mega car parking” project in the area around the Periyar Tiger...
Man wearing mask to save himself from pollution near India Gate in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

NGT raps Delhi government for failing to file action plan

Above: Man wearing mask to save himself from pollution near India Gate in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal (NGT)...
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Ganga pollution: NGT tells authorities to file compliance report on various work progress

Above: Ganga in Allahabad/Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal on Friday (December 1) dealing with the matter related to pollution in Ganga by...
A Hindu woman worships the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja (file picture). Photo: UNI

Yamuna floodplains pollution: NGT proposes to shift the cremation ground from Dichao Kalan site

Above: A Hindu woman worships the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja...
Vehicular pollution: NGT orders violated; tribunal allows a week or full compliance

Vehicular pollution: NGT orders violated; tribunal allows a week for full compliance

Many of the directives issued by the National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, related to the recent pollution in Delhi NCR region...
Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplains issue barely moves

Above: Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar is dealing with the...
Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplain: NGT takes stock of slow progress of the work done

Above: Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Friday (November 24) was...
National Green Tribunal; (inset) Justice Dalip Singh

Justice Dalip Singh retires from NGT

Above: National Green Tribunal; (inset) Justice Dalip Singh Justice Dalip Singh who served as Judicial Member, National Green Tribunal (NGT) http://www.indialegallive.com/topic/ngtsuperannuated on Friday (November...

NGT lifts ban on Delhi industry, trucks

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (November 17) withdrew its ban on 20-year-old petrol vehicles, 10-year-old diesel vehicles and on construction activity in...
NGT orders Delhi schools to install rainwater harvesting systems in 2 months

NGT orders Delhi schools to install rainwater harvesting systems in 2 months

Above: An illustration showing how rainwater harvesting system works In a major boost to the idea of groundwater conservation in New Delhi, the National Green...
Pilgrims riding on a marshy height at Domail on Baltal-Amarnath track to have darshan of self made Ice Shivlingam in the holy cave shrine (file picture). Photo: UNI

NGT wants details of safety precautions from Amarnath shrine board

Above: Pilgrims riding on a marshy height at Domail on Baltal-Amarnath track to have darshan of self made Ice Shivlingam in the holy cave...
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NGT’s no to exemption for women, 2-wheelers, says govt has to provide special buses...

Above: The National Green Tribunal The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (November 14) pulled up the Delhi government while hearing its review petition on the...
Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI

Choking to Death…

Above: Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI Year after year, Delhi-NCR region suffers from the deleterious...
Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi Govt calls off odd-even hours after NGT gave it a green signal

Above: Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya Hours after the...
Most of the Aravalli ranges are protected by the PLPA. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Punjab Land Preservation Act: Landing in Controversy

Above:Most of the Aravalli ranges are protected by the PLPA. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The move by the Haryana government to amend the Act creates...
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Delhi University elections: NGT threatens fines as walls remain defaced

The defacing of walls of Delhi University during the recent students’ union elections has come to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which on Friday (September 22)...
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Delhi HC takes note of air pollution due to crop burning

It is now a fact that one of the major reasons for polluted air in Delhi is stubble burning in the neighbouring states of...
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Illegal construction in Kasauli: NGT issues bailable warrants against absentee hotels

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in the hill town of Kasauli in Himachal...
NGT asks states to follow order on polluting industries

NGT asks states to follow order on polluting industries

The National Green Tribunal on Monday (September 18) lashed out at the states for failing to comply with its orders regarding polluting industries. The...
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)...
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NGT orders quick rejuvenation of Purana Qila lake

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Tuesday (September 12) instructed the authorities—the court had directed the Archeological Survey...
The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Definition of Aravallis: Saving the Ranges

Above: The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The centre has told the NGT that the definition of these...
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NGT fixes Himachal Pradesh taxi drivers’ Rohtang Pass trips to three a week

The Rohtang Pass, a little distance up from Manali in Himachal Pradesh, is a beautiful place, covered in snow, but also, now, full of...
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NGT slams govt hospitals for lack of hazardous waste management systems

Green bench imposes Rs 50k fines, warns of higher fines if systems not put in place The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter...
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DPCC to file compliance report on cleaning of drains

The case related to cleaning of drains in Delhi, which are clogged with silt and municipal solid waste, was heard by the NGT on...
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NGT penalizes several hotels for flouting waste management measures

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday (August 16) set several conditions on hotels and even penalized those which did not adhere to solid waste...
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Crop-burning pollution: NGT warns states’ accounts will be sealed if action not taken

The states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have failed to comply with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives on air pollution resulting...
Goa prepared to implement no 100 mtrs building directive on key beaches

Goa prepared to implement no 100 mtrs building directive on key beaches

Above: Tourists at one of the beaches in Goa The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, was informed on Thursday (August 10)...
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NGT suggests use of technology to reduce wild animal deaths on highways

A number of wild animal deaths have been reported resulting from collisions with speeding trucks at night on stretches of national highways that cut...
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More Kasauli hotels fined by NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in the hill town of Kasauli in Himachal...
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NGT sends notice to Uttarakhand govt on polluting ashrams

It is not just factories, tanneries and city sewage that pollute the River Ganga. According to a petition filed by the Indian Council for...
3 Kasauli hotels punished by NGT

Illegal construction: 3 Kasauli hotels punished by NGT

Above: Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. Photo: Mouthshut.com The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in...
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NGT orders demolition of illegal construction near Taj Mahal

Above: Picture courtesy UNI The Taj Mahal in Agra, the most visited and admired mausoleum in the world, has been at the receiving end of...
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NGT uses hammer on Kasauli hotels, fines forest dept officials too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, came down heavily on a number of hotels in the hill town...
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Illegal hotels in Kasauli: Bonzo Resorts to pay Rs 5 lakh eco compensation

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing the multiple cases of irregular and illegal construction in the...
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Yamuna floodplains: NGT gives 3 days for report on Phase 1

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (July 24) gave the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) three days to file its status report on Phase 1 of...
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Kasauli issue: NGT tells HR Sweets to demolish building

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing the multiple cases of irregular and illegal construction in the...
Ganga and Yamuna: Relief Floods In

Ganga and Yamuna: Relief Floods In

Above: Heavy encroachment spills onto the banks of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi in Devprayag. Photo: Anil Shakya In two reassuring moves, both the NGT and the...
Finance Act Amendment: Tightening the Noose

Finance Act Amendment: Tightening the Noose

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence As the NGT questions 10 states on improper appointment of chairpersons of State Pollution Control Boards, the centre seeks to weaken...
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Illegal Kasauli hotels: Himachal tourism dept fined Rs 1 lakh by NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has finally got into the act of also pulling up government agencies for their sheer disrespect for the environment...
4 Kasauli hotels get stay from SC on NGT’s demolition order

4 Kasauli hotels get stay from SC on NGT’s demolition order

Above: A hill top view of Kasauli Four of Kasauli’s illegally constructed hotels, Hotel AAA, Shivalik, Nilagiri and Divshikha, got the stay orders from...
NGT’s fresh warrants against non-waste disposal

NGT’s fresh warrants against non-waste disposal

Above Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Monday (July 17) issued fresh bailable warrants against those responsible for...
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Demolish Kasauli’s Chelsea Hotel in 24 hrs, orders NGT

The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on Monday (July 17) gave 24 hours to the Himachal Pradesh government to demolish...
Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org

Bengaluru lake encroachment: NGT unhappy with committee report

Above: Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, had, in its last...
NGT passes sweeping strictures for clearing of Ganga

NGT passes sweeping strictures for clearing of Ganga

Above: River Ganga flowing through Kanpur No dumping of waste till 500m from the banks No development zone extending to 100 m from the...
NGT bans manjha for kite-flying

NGT bans manjha for kite-flying

Above: NGT’s judgment on manjha came on a plea filed by PETA. Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter...
Kasauli hotel gets a breather from SC

Kasauli hotel gets a breather from SC

Above: A representative picture of a hotel in Kasauli The Narayani Guest House of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, which had been built illegally, got a small breather...
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Aravallis: Landing a Deal

Above: The Aravallis are constantly facing onslaught from builders and the mining mafia. Photo: indiamike.com Government officials are trying to deforest over 52 acres in...
Illegal Kasauli hotels to be demolished in a week, orders NGT

Illegal Kasauli hotels to be demolished in a week, orders NGT

Above: A representational picture of a hotel in Kasauli The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (July 7) ordered that all illegal hotels in Kasauli, in the...
NGT deems Jajmau effluence treatment plant useless

NGT deems Jajmau effluence treatment plant useless

Following the vacation, the National Green Tribunal principal bench was back at its job, on Thursday (July 6) looking into the Ganga Action Plan 1 and...
Kasauli regained: Setback for hotel lobby

Kasauli regained: Setback for hotel lobby

Above Photo: Inderjit Badhwar The apex court’s dismissal of the petition filed by a resort against a demolition order by NGT is a boost to...
4 Kasauli hotels get SC stay on NGT demolition orders

4 Kasauli hotels get SC stay on NGT demolition orders

Four of the five hotels in Kasauli that had been slapped with demolition and fine orders by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), received interim...
Cracking the Green Whip

Cracking the Green Whip

NGT’s recent order “ceasing the functioning” of chairmen of 10 state pollution boards comes as a wake-up call as these persons were appointed without...
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States move SC against NGT order on PCBs

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had, in an earlier order, banned the chairmen of 10 State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB) on the grounds that...
​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

Errant Kasauli hoteliers move SC

Two hotels in Kasauli, in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, had been ordered by the National Green Tribunal to demolish all illegal floors...
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NGT bars heads of 9 state pollution control bodies

The NGT has wielded the hammer on nine states for failing to submit compliance reports regarding appointments of chairpersons and member secretaries in their...
Polluted River Ganga; Photo: UNI

More drains must use STPs, says NGT bench

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on May 30 again wound through the complicated and polluted canal systems of Uttar...
Ganga pollution: NGT shows urgency, says absentees will be fined

Kasauli destruction: NGT shocked as hotels claim not one tree was cut during construction

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, was shocked on May 30 after every affidavit, filed by hotels in Kasauli, in...
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Ganga Action Plan: NGT orders Meerut drains to be brought under STPs

The MC Mehta Ganga Action Plan case drags on at the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on May...
NGT cuts AoL counsel’s arguments

NGT cuts AoL counsel’s arguments

The case about the Yamuna floodplains’ destruction came up for hearing again before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on...
Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

A case had been filed against the state of Madhya Pradesh for terming power generators in mobile network towers as industrial plants. The state...
(L-R) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife covered 600 villages of 16 districts during the 3,000 km yatra; Amarkantak is of great religious importance. Photo: indiatourism4u

River conservation in MP: Disaster Averted

The NGT intervened to halt the state government’s ambitious plan to mobilise five lakh people for the closing ceremony of the Narmada Sewa Yatra ~By...
Picture Credit: Yamuna floodplains. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT clears Yamuna floodplain project with conditions

The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on May 25 allowed construction on the Yamuna floodplains, having in hand an investigation report...
Cigarette, Beedi Butts as Harmful as Tobacco Smoke, Claims Petition

Cigarette, Beedi Butts as Harmful as Tobacco Smoke, Claims Petition

The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, has decided to take up a petition filed by Doctors For You, which claims that...
NGT grants reprieve to polluting industries in Rajasthan

NGT grants reprieve to polluting industries in Rajasthan

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (May 23) allowed polluting industries in Rajasthan to function for the next three months, provided they made the...
NGT asks for report on all polluting industries in Rajasthan

NGT asks for report on all polluting industries in Rajasthan

The joint inspection team appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to inspect industries allegedly polluting river and ground water in Rajasthan submitted its...
Wait for joint inspection report, says NGT to industries in Rajasthan

Wait for joint inspection report, says NGT to industries in Rajasthan

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been hearing the matter on industrial wastes polluting rivers and groundwater in Rajasthan. Continuing the hearing of the...
Vehicles can’t cross Kaziranga at high speeds, avers NGT

NGT suggests speed control measures to avoid killing of animals on NH 37

The National Green Tribunal on May 17 slammed the state of Assam and the National Highways Authority for giving scant regard to animals being...
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NGT: More polluting units shut down

Abiding by the National Green Tribunal’s orders, some more polluting industrial units at Bijnor and Moradabad have been shut down. The bench, headed by Justice...
Hotels and housing projects are killing the beauty of the lush green hills of Munnar

Munnar’s Wake-up Call

The National Green Tribunal has flayed the state government for its inability to crack down on the construction mafia blatantly grabbing land in eco-sensitive...
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DDA claims World Culture Festival did not harm Yamuna floodplains

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on May 11 came in for heavy rebuke from the National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, for...
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Petitioner flays Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in NGT; arguments to continue

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (May 9) heard arguments related to the World Cultural Festival organised by the Art of Living on the...

NGT Imposes Rs 10 Lakh Cost on Polluting Units

The National Green Tribunal on May 5 imposed fines of Rs 10 lakh on the polluting industries of Kanpur. These units had been shut...
PIL says CISF camp destroyed adjacent forest

PIL says CISF camp destroyed adjacent forest

The central armed police force presents the 1995 order sheet of the Supreme Court which permitted it to come up with such campsAn interesting...
NGT orders electricity to hotels cut by May 4 in Kasauli

NGT orders electricity to hotels cut by May 4 in Kasauli

The National Green Bench on May 3 asked the electricity board official present in court why it had not disconnected the power lines of...
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Filling up police vacancies: WB roadmap is till 2021

The West Bengal police on May 2 submitted to the Supreme Court its roadmap for filling up vacant posts. Following the roadmap, the state...
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NGT thrashes clueless official in Kasauli case

When the National Green Tribunal warned on April 26 of a non-bailable warrant against the chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board, he...
Pine Wood hotel has to shut, officers will lose jobs: NGT

Pine Wood hotel has to shut, officers will lose jobs: NGT

Green bench comes down heavily on tourism and local pollution control boards; all summoned The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on the...
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NGT: Ganga case hearing every day, starting Wednesday

Green bench wields hammer on absenteeism, says cost to be imposed for delays The Ganga Action Plans 1 and 2 implementation case is being deliberated...
Many localities have cell phone towers but are they safe? Photo: Anil Shakya

Cell phone radiation: Tower of Discontent

A plea by a cancer-stricken man led the apex court to direct BSNL to deactivate one of its mobile towers. But it raises complex...
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NGT will refer only to expert committee’s report on Yamuna destruction by the Art...

The National Green Tribunal on April 13 decided that the expert committee report on the destruction caused by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living...
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Expert committee confirms Ravi Shankar’s Art of Destruction

Yamuna floodplains destroyed, will take Rs 13.29 crore and at least 10 years to restore it Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living...
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Manjha case judgment reserved

The hearing on the case of using of glass coated thread, called manjha used for kite flying came up in the Supreme Court’s National...
NGT okay with NDMC’s old diesel vehicles, but for cleaning only

NGT okay with NDMC’s old diesel vehicles, but for cleaning only

All diesel vehicles 10 years old or more stay bannedThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has finally agreed to let the NDMC use old diesel...
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Toxic Pickling

Hazardous units which purify steel in Delhi have often been given closure notices by the National Green Tribunal. Yet, they continue to operate with...
The Okhla Timarpur Waste to Energy plant, managed by Jindal Urban Infrastructure Limited. Photo: Anil Shakya

Poison in the Air

NGT’s judgment allowing the operation of the Okhla Waste to Energy plant has brought environmental jurisprudence into question and jeopardised the lives of those...
Poorly treated waste water being released into the river. Photo: Rakesh Jaiswal

And Polluted Flows the Ganga…

Cleaning up the river has been a complete failure because of the total disregard of Supreme Court and NGT orders. The polluting tanneries in...
Kasauli Fights Back

Kasauli Fights Back

NGT has summoned owners of 11 hotels in the hill town that have been flouting environmental laws with impunity. The hearing is on March...
Non-compliant polluting plants will have electricity cut off, orders SC

Non-compliant polluting plants will have electricity cut off, orders SC

The apex court has laid out oversight guidelines as well as penal provisions for polluting industries The Supreme Court on February 22 set out strict...
Ganga pollution: NGT shows urgency, says absentees will be fined

Ganga pollution: NGT shows urgency, says absentees will be fined

In the matter regarding the implementation of the Ganga Action Plan I and II, the stalemate continued on February 20, but the National Green...
(L-R) A metro train zooms past smog in New Delhi; A couple wearing mask to avoid dangers of smog. Photo: Anil Shakya

Scourge of the Smog

The Big, Bad Pollution Haze in Delhi and NCR left millions with a choked feeling, watery eyes or seriously sick. When will the laws...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...
GUWAHATI, AUG 20 (UNI)- A wild elephant crosses the NH-37 at Beharbari in Guwahati on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-23U

Stopped in Its Jumbo Tracks

All too often, environmental laws are breached with impunity. A National Green Tribunal ruling has put paid to Numaligarh Refinery’s encroachment into reserve forests...
Concrete buildings choking the green lungs of towns and cities. Photo Courtesy: INTACH

A Lake Disappears…

The Haryana and Delhi government deny the existence of the Najafgarh Jheel, claiming it is merely a depression in the ground where water collects....
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NGT’s order on diesel vehicles noteworthy 

On July 20, the National Green Tribunal directed that diesel cars in Delhi should be phased out in stages. This is part of a long list of landmark orders to clear up the capital’s air

NGT offers relief to states on pollution data

Share data on quality of air, vehicle pollution, population count, and other important pollution-related data of cities that are the most polluted by Tuesday...

NGT slams Art of Living… Questions its integrity over paying compensation

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) blamed spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) for going back on its commitment to pay...

Kerala High Court stays National Green Tribunal order on diesel vehicles

The Kerala High Court has stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench, banning registration of diesel vehicles above 2000 cc engine...

NGT Adjourns Uttarakhand Forest Fire Matter to May 27th, 2016

The National Green Tribunal granted two days time to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh governments to file a reply regarding forest fires in their respective...

Bailable warrants against Punjab officers for not appearing before NGT

Taking strict note of repeated absence of authorities from Punjab in the case regarding groundwater pollution in the state, the National Green Tribunal has...

Imposing a blanket ban on mining in Meghalaya

Imposing a blanket ban on mining in Meghalaya, the National Green Tribunal directed the state government to ensure that all no unregulated, illegal, indiscriminate...

Uttarakhand invites NGT ire for not regulating camps, rafting in Rishikesh

The principal bench of National Green Tribunal rapped the Uttarakhand government for failing to implement policy governing camping sites and rafting activity in Kaudiyala...

Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Deadline For CNG Compliance; Diesel Cabs Banned In Delhi...

Delhi will not have diesel taxis vrooming on its roads from Sunday. The Supreme Court, which sat for the first time in its history on...

NGT relief to AOL: Can pay fine by April 4 in installments

The National Green Tribunal agreed to extend the deadline to deposit Rs five crore fine levied on Art of Living foundation to April 4....

'NGT' - 124 News Results

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NGT directs RWA to render detailed account of trees being pruned or cut at...

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (January 22) directed the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of Vatika Apartments,...
Is India lagging behind in improving quality of life?

Is India Ungovernable?

Above: A traffic jam near ISBT in New Delhi/Photo: UNI It is increasingly becoming difficult to find areas where the quality of governance has improved...
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NGT issues notice on allotment of forest land for hydel power project

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi on Wednesday(January 17) issued notices to the Central government in a...
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NGT wants government to reply on notices to hotels in Kasauli

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (January 16) dealing with the unauthorized hotel constructions in and around...
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NGT orders specifics of polluting paper mill to be presented

Above: NGT/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi on Monday (January 15) took cognizance of...
Poultry farm to stay shut, NGT says sell of birds

Poultry farm to stay shut, NGT says sell off birds

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by its Acting Chairperson Justice U D Salvi on Monday (January 15)...
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Alleged pollution by Vokswagen cars comes up before NGT bench

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (January 12) directed the Director of Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to remain present before the...

Bus stand pollution in Meerut: NGT’s earlier judgment on air quality will form plinth

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (January 12) took up a case of pollution created by a bus stand in Meerut. It was...
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NGT hears arguments against milk and solid waste being dumped on Goverdhan Parvat

Above: Goverdhan parvat/Photo: Wikimedia The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (January 8) was informed by Giriraj Parikrama Sanrakshan during trial proceedings that in the name of...

NGT seeks time-bound action plan on solid waste disposal

Above: Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya The matter related to the dumping of municipal solid waste near a water body came up again before the...
NGT to states: Submit action plan on ash generated by thermal power plants

NGT to states: Submit action plan on ash generated by thermal power plants

Above: Power plant in Badarpur, New Delhi/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday (January 3) dealing with the ash generated from the...
Important Judgments of 2017

Important Judgments of 2017

CONSTITUTION OF INDIA SEEKING VOTES IN THE NAME OF RELIGION IS A CORRUPT PRACTICE Date of Judgment: January 2, 2017 Describing religion as a private relationship between...
Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT issues notices to erring hospitals

Bio-medical waste disposal: NGT issues notices to erring hospitals

Above: Photo Courtesy tunza.eco-generation.org The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Monday (December 18) decided to issue notice to Sheela Hospital &...
Yamuna floodplains: Resolve departmental issues and get work done, orders NGT

Yamuna floodplains: Resolve departmental issues and get work done, orders NGT

Above: Yamuna floodplains. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar has seemed a trifle handicapped in handing out...

Punjab yet to submit action plan on landfills

Above: Ghazipur landfill site Punjab has yet to submit its action plan vis-à-vis different landfill sites and water bodies that have been filled up....
People cleaning river Ganga at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar. Photo: UNI

NGT bans plastic items in towns on Ganga banks

Above: People cleaning river Ganga at Har ki Pauri, Haridwar. Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal on Friday (December 15) banned all plastic items such...
Pilgrims waiting to undertake the holy Amarnath cave shrine Yatra. Photo: UNI

No chanting mantras, ringing bells in the vicinity of Amarnath cave, says NGT

Above: Pilgrims waiting to undertake the holy Amarnath cave shrine Yatra. Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday (December 13) declared the Amarnath temple...
World Cultural Festival at Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya

No further cost on AoL for destroying Yamuna floodplains

Above: World Cultural Festival at Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi (file picture)/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (December 7) held liable...
First batch of pilgrims at Railpateeri Baltal moving towards holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on the first day of the 48-day-long pilgrimage (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Use of animals for ferrying pilgrims: NGT issues a slew of directions

Above: First batch of pilgrims at Railpateeri  Baltal moving towards holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas on the first day of the...
Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Illegal mining: UP government agrees to avoid mining in areas prohibited

Above: Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (December 4) dealing with illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh was...
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SC cancels “mega car parking” project around the Periyar Tiger Reserve

Above: Photo courtesy www.periyartigerreserve.org The Supreme Court on Monday (December 4) cancelled the “mega car parking” project in the area around the Periyar Tiger...
Man wearing mask to save himself from pollution near India Gate in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI

NGT raps Delhi government for failing to file action plan

Above: Man wearing mask to save himself from pollution near India Gate in New Delhi (file picture). Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal (NGT)...
Ganga in Allahabad/Photo: Anil Shakya

Ganga pollution: NGT tells authorities to file compliance report on various work progress

Above: Ganga in Allahabad/Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal on Friday (December 1) dealing with the matter related to pollution in Ganga by...
A Hindu woman worships the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja (file picture). Photo: UNI

Yamuna floodplains pollution: NGT proposes to shift the cremation ground from Dichao Kalan site

Above: A Hindu woman worships the Sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja...
Vehicular pollution: NGT orders violated; tribunal allows a week or full compliance

Vehicular pollution: NGT orders violated; tribunal allows a week for full compliance

Many of the directives issued by the National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, related to the recent pollution in Delhi NCR region...
Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplains issue barely moves

Above: Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar is dealing with the...
Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplain: NGT takes stock of slow progress of the work done

Above: Yamuna floodplains in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Friday (November 24) was...
National Green Tribunal; (inset) Justice Dalip Singh

Justice Dalip Singh retires from NGT

Above: National Green Tribunal; (inset) Justice Dalip Singh Justice Dalip Singh who served as Judicial Member, National Green Tribunal (NGT) http://www.indialegallive.com/topic/ngtsuperannuated on Friday (November...

NGT lifts ban on Delhi industry, trucks

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (November 17) withdrew its ban on 20-year-old petrol vehicles, 10-year-old diesel vehicles and on construction activity in...
NGT orders Delhi schools to install rainwater harvesting systems in 2 months

NGT orders Delhi schools to install rainwater harvesting systems in 2 months

Above: An illustration showing how rainwater harvesting system works In a major boost to the idea of groundwater conservation in New Delhi, the National Green...
Pilgrims riding on a marshy height at Domail on Baltal-Amarnath track to have darshan of self made Ice Shivlingam in the holy cave shrine (file picture). Photo: UNI

NGT wants details of safety precautions from Amarnath shrine board

Above: Pilgrims riding on a marshy height at Domail on Baltal-Amarnath track to have darshan of self made Ice Shivlingam in the holy cave...
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NGT’s no to exemption for women, 2-wheelers, says govt has to provide special buses...

Above: The National Green Tribunal The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (November 14) pulled up the Delhi government while hearing its review petition on the...
Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI

Choking to Death…

Above: Vehicular traffic crawling on the Agra-Delhi National Highway due to the dense smog. Photo: UNI Year after year, Delhi-NCR region suffers from the deleterious...
Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya

Delhi Govt calls off odd-even hours after NGT gave it a green signal

Above: Former Transport Minister Gopal Rai during the second phase of the odd-even scheme rolled in April (file picture). Photo: Anil Shakya Hours after the...
Most of the Aravalli ranges are protected by the PLPA. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Punjab Land Preservation Act: Landing in Controversy

Above:Most of the Aravalli ranges are protected by the PLPA. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The move by the Haryana government to amend the Act creates...
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Delhi University elections: NGT threatens fines as walls remain defaced

The defacing of walls of Delhi University during the recent students’ union elections has come to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which on Friday (September 22)...
Photo Courtesy Anil Shakya

Delhi HC takes note of air pollution due to crop burning

It is now a fact that one of the major reasons for polluted air in Delhi is stubble burning in the neighbouring states of...
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Illegal construction in Kasauli: NGT issues bailable warrants against absentee hotels

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in the hill town of Kasauli in Himachal...
NGT asks states to follow order on polluting industries

NGT asks states to follow order on polluting industries

The National Green Tribunal on Monday (September 18) lashed out at the states for failing to comply with its orders regarding polluting industries. The...
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)...
Picture: Anil Shakya

NGT orders quick rejuvenation of Purana Qila lake

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Tuesday (September 12) instructed the authorities—the court had directed the Archeological Survey...
The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Definition of Aravallis: Saving the Ranges

Above: The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The centre has told the NGT that the definition of these...
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NGT fixes Himachal Pradesh taxi drivers’ Rohtang Pass trips to three a week

The Rohtang Pass, a little distance up from Manali in Himachal Pradesh, is a beautiful place, covered in snow, but also, now, full of...
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NGT slams govt hospitals for lack of hazardous waste management systems

Green bench imposes Rs 50k fines, warns of higher fines if systems not put in place The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter...
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DPCC to file compliance report on cleaning of drains

The case related to cleaning of drains in Delhi, which are clogged with silt and municipal solid waste, was heard by the NGT on...
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NGT penalizes several hotels for flouting waste management measures

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday (August 16) set several conditions on hotels and even penalized those which did not adhere to solid waste...
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Crop-burning pollution: NGT warns states’ accounts will be sealed if action not taken

The states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have failed to comply with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives on air pollution resulting...
Goa prepared to implement no 100 mtrs building directive on key beaches

Goa prepared to implement no 100 mtrs building directive on key beaches

Above: Tourists at one of the beaches in Goa The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, was informed on Thursday (August 10)...
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NGT suggests use of technology to reduce wild animal deaths on highways

A number of wild animal deaths have been reported resulting from collisions with speeding trucks at night on stretches of national highways that cut...
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More Kasauli hotels fined by NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in the hill town of Kasauli in Himachal...
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NGT sends notice to Uttarakhand govt on polluting ashrams

It is not just factories, tanneries and city sewage that pollute the River Ganga. According to a petition filed by the Indian Council for...
3 Kasauli hotels punished by NGT

Illegal construction: 3 Kasauli hotels punished by NGT

Above: Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. Photo: Mouthshut.com The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in...
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NGT orders demolition of illegal construction near Taj Mahal

Above: Picture courtesy UNI The Taj Mahal in Agra, the most visited and admired mausoleum in the world, has been at the receiving end of...
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NGT uses hammer on Kasauli hotels, fines forest dept officials too

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, came down heavily on a number of hotels in the hill town...
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Illegal hotels in Kasauli: Bonzo Resorts to pay Rs 5 lakh eco compensation

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing the multiple cases of irregular and illegal construction in the...
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Yamuna floodplains: NGT gives 3 days for report on Phase 1

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (July 24) gave the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) three days to file its status report on Phase 1 of...
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Kasauli issue: NGT tells HR Sweets to demolish building

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing the multiple cases of irregular and illegal construction in the...
Ganga and Yamuna: Relief Floods In

Ganga and Yamuna: Relief Floods In

Above: Heavy encroachment spills onto the banks of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi in Devprayag. Photo: Anil Shakya In two reassuring moves, both the NGT and the...
Finance Act Amendment: Tightening the Noose

Finance Act Amendment: Tightening the Noose

Above Illustration: Anthony Lawrence As the NGT questions 10 states on improper appointment of chairpersons of State Pollution Control Boards, the centre seeks to weaken...
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Illegal Kasauli hotels: Himachal tourism dept fined Rs 1 lakh by NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has finally got into the act of also pulling up government agencies for their sheer disrespect for the environment...
4 Kasauli hotels get stay from SC on NGT’s demolition order

4 Kasauli hotels get stay from SC on NGT’s demolition order

Above: A hill top view of Kasauli Four of Kasauli’s illegally constructed hotels, Hotel AAA, Shivalik, Nilagiri and Divshikha, got the stay orders from...
NGT’s fresh warrants against non-waste disposal

NGT’s fresh warrants against non-waste disposal

Above Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Monday (July 17) issued fresh bailable warrants against those responsible for...
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Demolish Kasauli’s Chelsea Hotel in 24 hrs, orders NGT

The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on Monday (July 17) gave 24 hours to the Himachal Pradesh government to demolish...
Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org

Bengaluru lake encroachment: NGT unhappy with committee report

Above: Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, had, in its last...
NGT passes sweeping strictures for clearing of Ganga

NGT passes sweeping strictures for clearing of Ganga

Above: River Ganga flowing through Kanpur No dumping of waste till 500m from the banks No development zone extending to 100 m from the...
NGT bans manjha for kite-flying

NGT bans manjha for kite-flying

Above: NGT’s judgment on manjha came on a plea filed by PETA. Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter...
Kasauli hotel gets a breather from SC

Kasauli hotel gets a breather from SC

Above: A representative picture of a hotel in Kasauli The Narayani Guest House of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, which had been built illegally, got a small breather...
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Aravallis: Landing a Deal

Above: The Aravallis are constantly facing onslaught from builders and the mining mafia. Photo: indiamike.com Government officials are trying to deforest over 52 acres in...
Illegal Kasauli hotels to be demolished in a week, orders NGT

Illegal Kasauli hotels to be demolished in a week, orders NGT

Above: A representational picture of a hotel in Kasauli The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday (July 7) ordered that all illegal hotels in Kasauli, in the...
NGT deems Jajmau effluence treatment plant useless

NGT deems Jajmau effluence treatment plant useless

Following the vacation, the National Green Tribunal principal bench was back at its job, on Thursday (July 6) looking into the Ganga Action Plan 1 and...
Kasauli regained: Setback for hotel lobby

Kasauli regained: Setback for hotel lobby

Above Photo: Inderjit Badhwar The apex court’s dismissal of the petition filed by a resort against a demolition order by NGT is a boost to...
4 Kasauli hotels get SC stay on NGT demolition orders

4 Kasauli hotels get SC stay on NGT demolition orders

Four of the five hotels in Kasauli that had been slapped with demolition and fine orders by the National Green Tribunal (NGT), received interim...
Cracking the Green Whip

Cracking the Green Whip

NGT’s recent order “ceasing the functioning” of chairmen of 10 state pollution boards comes as a wake-up call as these persons were appointed without...
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States move SC against NGT order on PCBs

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) had, in an earlier order, banned the chairmen of 10 State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB) on the grounds that...
​Technical challenge on time-bound chargesheet and bail dismissed by SC

Errant Kasauli hoteliers move SC

Two hotels in Kasauli, in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, had been ordered by the National Green Tribunal to demolish all illegal floors...
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NGT bars heads of 9 state pollution control bodies

The NGT has wielded the hammer on nine states for failing to submit compliance reports regarding appointments of chairpersons and member secretaries in their...
Polluted River Ganga; Photo: UNI

More drains must use STPs, says NGT bench

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on May 30 again wound through the complicated and polluted canal systems of Uttar...
Ganga pollution: NGT shows urgency, says absentees will be fined

Kasauli destruction: NGT shocked as hotels claim not one tree was cut during construction

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, was shocked on May 30 after every affidavit, filed by hotels in Kasauli, in...
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Ganga Action Plan: NGT orders Meerut drains to be brought under STPs

The MC Mehta Ganga Action Plan case drags on at the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on May...
NGT cuts AoL counsel’s arguments

NGT cuts AoL counsel’s arguments

The case about the Yamuna floodplains’ destruction came up for hearing again before the National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on...
Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

Plea against terming mobile towers as industrial plants

A case had been filed against the state of Madhya Pradesh for terming power generators in mobile network towers as industrial plants. The state...
(L-R) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife covered 600 villages of 16 districts during the 3,000 km yatra; Amarkantak is of great religious importance. Photo: indiatourism4u

River conservation in MP: Disaster Averted

The NGT intervened to halt the state government’s ambitious plan to mobilise five lakh people for the closing ceremony of the Narmada Sewa Yatra ~By...
Picture Credit: Yamuna floodplains. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT clears Yamuna floodplain project with conditions

The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on May 25 allowed construction on the Yamuna floodplains, having in hand an investigation report...
Cigarette, Beedi Butts as Harmful as Tobacco Smoke, Claims Petition

Cigarette, Beedi Butts as Harmful as Tobacco Smoke, Claims Petition

The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, has decided to take up a petition filed by Doctors For You, which claims that...
NGT grants reprieve to polluting industries in Rajasthan

NGT grants reprieve to polluting industries in Rajasthan

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (May 23) allowed polluting industries in Rajasthan to function for the next three months, provided they made the...
NGT asks for report on all polluting industries in Rajasthan

NGT asks for report on all polluting industries in Rajasthan

The joint inspection team appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to inspect industries allegedly polluting river and ground water in Rajasthan submitted its...
Wait for joint inspection report, says NGT to industries in Rajasthan

Wait for joint inspection report, says NGT to industries in Rajasthan

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been hearing the matter on industrial wastes polluting rivers and groundwater in Rajasthan. Continuing the hearing of the...
Vehicles can’t cross Kaziranga at high speeds, avers NGT

NGT suggests speed control measures to avoid killing of animals on NH 37

The National Green Tribunal on May 17 slammed the state of Assam and the National Highways Authority for giving scant regard to animals being...
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NGT: More polluting units shut down

Abiding by the National Green Tribunal’s orders, some more polluting industrial units at Bijnor and Moradabad have been shut down. The bench, headed by Justice...
Hotels and housing projects are killing the beauty of the lush green hills of Munnar

Munnar’s Wake-up Call

The National Green Tribunal has flayed the state government for its inability to crack down on the construction mafia blatantly grabbing land in eco-sensitive...
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DDA claims World Culture Festival did not harm Yamuna floodplains

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on May 11 came in for heavy rebuke from the National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, for...
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Petitioner flays Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in NGT; arguments to continue

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday (May 9) heard arguments related to the World Cultural Festival organised by the Art of Living on the...

NGT Imposes Rs 10 Lakh Cost on Polluting Units

The National Green Tribunal on May 5 imposed fines of Rs 10 lakh on the polluting industries of Kanpur. These units had been shut...
PIL says CISF camp destroyed adjacent forest

PIL says CISF camp destroyed adjacent forest

The central armed police force presents the 1995 order sheet of the Supreme Court which permitted it to come up with such campsAn interesting...
NGT orders electricity to hotels cut by May 4 in Kasauli

NGT orders electricity to hotels cut by May 4 in Kasauli

The National Green Bench on May 3 asked the electricity board official present in court why it had not disconnected the power lines of...
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Filling up police vacancies: WB roadmap is till 2021

The West Bengal police on May 2 submitted to the Supreme Court its roadmap for filling up vacant posts. Following the roadmap, the state...
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NGT thrashes clueless official in Kasauli case

When the National Green Tribunal warned on April 26 of a non-bailable warrant against the chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board, he...
Pine Wood hotel has to shut, officers will lose jobs: NGT

Pine Wood hotel has to shut, officers will lose jobs: NGT

Green bench comes down heavily on tourism and local pollution control boards; all summoned The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on the...
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NGT: Ganga case hearing every day, starting Wednesday

Green bench wields hammer on absenteeism, says cost to be imposed for delays The Ganga Action Plans 1 and 2 implementation case is being deliberated...
Many localities have cell phone towers but are they safe? Photo: Anil Shakya

Cell phone radiation: Tower of Discontent

A plea by a cancer-stricken man led the apex court to direct BSNL to deactivate one of its mobile towers. But it raises complex...
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NGT will refer only to expert committee’s report on Yamuna destruction by the Art...

The National Green Tribunal on April 13 decided that the expert committee report on the destruction caused by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living...
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Expert committee confirms Ravi Shankar’s Art of Destruction

Yamuna floodplains destroyed, will take Rs 13.29 crore and at least 10 years to restore it Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living...
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Manjha case judgment reserved

The hearing on the case of using of glass coated thread, called manjha used for kite flying came up in the Supreme Court’s National...
NGT okay with NDMC’s old diesel vehicles, but for cleaning only

NGT okay with NDMC’s old diesel vehicles, but for cleaning only

All diesel vehicles 10 years old or more stay bannedThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has finally agreed to let the NDMC use old diesel...
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Toxic Pickling

Hazardous units which purify steel in Delhi have often been given closure notices by the National Green Tribunal. Yet, they continue to operate with...
The Okhla Timarpur Waste to Energy plant, managed by Jindal Urban Infrastructure Limited. Photo: Anil Shakya

Poison in the Air

NGT’s judgment allowing the operation of the Okhla Waste to Energy plant has brought environmental jurisprudence into question and jeopardised the lives of those...
Poorly treated waste water being released into the river. Photo: Rakesh Jaiswal

And Polluted Flows the Ganga…

Cleaning up the river has been a complete failure because of the total disregard of Supreme Court and NGT orders. The polluting tanneries in...
Kasauli Fights Back

Kasauli Fights Back

NGT has summoned owners of 11 hotels in the hill town that have been flouting environmental laws with impunity. The hearing is on March...
Non-compliant polluting plants will have electricity cut off, orders SC

Non-compliant polluting plants will have electricity cut off, orders SC

The apex court has laid out oversight guidelines as well as penal provisions for polluting industries The Supreme Court on February 22 set out strict...
Ganga pollution: NGT shows urgency, says absentees will be fined

Ganga pollution: NGT shows urgency, says absentees will be fined

In the matter regarding the implementation of the Ganga Action Plan I and II, the stalemate continued on February 20, but the National Green...
(L-R) A metro train zooms past smog in New Delhi; A couple wearing mask to avoid dangers of smog. Photo: Anil Shakya

Scourge of the Smog

The Big, Bad Pollution Haze in Delhi and NCR left millions with a choked feeling, watery eyes or seriously sick. When will the laws...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...
GUWAHATI, AUG 20 (UNI)- A wild elephant crosses the NH-37 at Beharbari in Guwahati on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-23U

Stopped in Its Jumbo Tracks

All too often, environmental laws are breached with impunity. A National Green Tribunal ruling has put paid to Numaligarh Refinery’s encroachment into reserve forests...
Concrete buildings choking the green lungs of towns and cities. Photo Courtesy: INTACH

A Lake Disappears…

The Haryana and Delhi government deny the existence of the Najafgarh Jheel, claiming it is merely a depression in the ground where water collects....
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NGT’s order on diesel vehicles noteworthy 

On July 20, the National Green Tribunal directed that diesel cars in Delhi should be phased out in stages. This is part of a long list of landmark orders to clear up the capital’s air

NGT offers relief to states on pollution data

Share data on quality of air, vehicle pollution, population count, and other important pollution-related data of cities that are the most polluted by Tuesday...

NGT slams Art of Living… Questions its integrity over paying compensation

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) blamed spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) for going back on its commitment to pay...

Kerala High Court stays National Green Tribunal order on diesel vehicles

The Kerala High Court has stayed the order of the National Green Tribunal Circuit Bench, banning registration of diesel vehicles above 2000 cc engine...

NGT Adjourns Uttarakhand Forest Fire Matter to May 27th, 2016

The National Green Tribunal granted two days time to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh governments to file a reply regarding forest fires in their respective...

Bailable warrants against Punjab officers for not appearing before NGT

Taking strict note of repeated absence of authorities from Punjab in the case regarding groundwater pollution in the state, the National Green Tribunal has...

Imposing a blanket ban on mining in Meghalaya

Imposing a blanket ban on mining in Meghalaya, the National Green Tribunal directed the state government to ensure that all no unregulated, illegal, indiscriminate...

Uttarakhand invites NGT ire for not regulating camps, rafting in Rishikesh

The principal bench of National Green Tribunal rapped the Uttarakhand government for failing to implement policy governing camping sites and rafting activity in Kaudiyala...

Supreme Court Refuses To Extend Deadline For CNG Compliance; Diesel Cabs Banned In Delhi...

Delhi will not have diesel taxis vrooming on its roads from Sunday. The Supreme Court, which sat for the first time in its history on...

NGT relief to AOL: Can pay fine by April 4 in installments

The National Green Tribunal agreed to extend the deadline to deposit Rs five crore fine levied on Art of Living foundation to April 4....

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