According to the order, the Committee constituted by National Green Tribunal may undertake visit to the relevant sites and except for such visits, conduct proceedings online, if necessary. The Committee will be at liberty to take assistance from any other expert/institution.
An NGT report exposed the fact that the oilfield in Assam is operating without mandatory environmental clearances. It also said that a blowout has been spewing gas for 160 days now, impacting 10 km of eco-sensitive land.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to frame guidelines for the disposal of cigarette/bidi butts in the interest of the environment within three months.
The NGT, directed that the guidelines containing locomotive standards, be put up on the website of CPCB and expeditious efforts be made by all the stakeholders including MoEF&CC, CPCB and the concerned Ministry to approve the final parameters for locomotive engines.