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Garbage piled up at Okhla landfill in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT scraps proposal seeking dumping of garbage in two abandoned sites

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday scrapped a proposal seeking dumping of garbage in two abandoned sites identified by NDMC and SDMC from three...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT: Citizens Entitled To Breathe In Fresh Air 

The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal while upholding an order passed by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, banning Diesel Generators -...
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...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Green Tribunal bars helipad construction near Siliguri, Bengal

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal directed the Bengal Government this week to immediately stop constructing the helipad at Gazoldoba ‘Bhorer Alo’...
A paddy field on fire along the Sirsa-Delhi highway/Photo: UNI

Stubble Burning: Harvest of Tears

Above: A paddy field on fire along the Sirsa-Delhi highway/Photo: UNI Though the NGT has asked Punjab, Haryana and UP to be cautious about farmers...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court dismisses Aarey forest petitions

Bombay High Court today dismissed a batch of petitions, thus clearing the way for the time being for Mumbai Metro Rail corporation Limited (MMRCL)...
Illustration by Rajendra Kumar

Stickers for Vehicles: Colour My World

Above: Illustration by Rajendra Kumar In an effort to stem air pollution, a scheme was introduced for NCR states to have colour-coded stickers on all...
The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished

Water Bodies in NCR: Neglected & Dying

Above: The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished An NGT panel has suggested that water bodies be given a Unique Identification...
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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...
The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished

Water Bodies in NCR: Neglected & Dying

Above: The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished An NGT panel has suggested that water bodies be given a Unique Identification...

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...
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NGT dismisses plea against Illegal Water Tankers in Delhi

National Green Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed against illegal water tankers allegedly operating in Delhi. The petition alleges that the increase in...
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Contaminated drinking water from rivers poisoning 154 villages; 71 dead

Justice S.U. Khan, former Judge of the Allahabad High Court, heading a Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal, inspecting the case of pollution...
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Only 30 percent of the fine recovered from those polluting water: NGT informed by...

Till date Delhi government has been able to recover only 30 percent of the total environment compensation (EC) imposed on different bodies. From February to...
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NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
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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...
Road Show for Raising Awareness about Single-Use Plastic Pollution

Road Show for Raising Awareness about Single-Use Plastic Pollution

On Saturday, the 20th July, 2019, the Foundation for Campaign against Plastic Pollution (F-CAPP) organized a massive road show against “SINGLE-USE PLASTICS POLLUTION” in...
Materials used in religious rituals being dumped into the Gomti post-Diwali/Photo: UNI

Gomti River: Is Penalty the Answer?

Above: Materials used in religious rituals being dumped into the Gomti post-Diwali/Photo: UNI An NGT panel has indicted the UP government for the pathetic state...
Illegal Mining

SC agrees to hear on Monday Rajasthan stone-crushers’ plea against NGT order

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a plea challenging National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order enforcing Rs 3,200 crore fine on a large number...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Mere issuing a show cause notice is not the end without prompt action: NGT

National Green Tribunal has directed District Collector, Dausa and the Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board to remain present in person in court along...
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...
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NGT slaps Rs. 17.31 cr fine on IOCL refinery for air, water pollution

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of Rs 17.31 cr on the Indian Oil Corporation Limited's (IOCL) refinery in Panipat, for violating...
Volkswagen

“No coercive action” against Volkswagen, says SC and agrees to hear petition challenging Rs...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Volkswagen Group’s plea challenging a fine of Rs 500 crores imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The...
Solid waste and other filth thrown into the Ganga following the Kumbh Mela/Photo: UNI

Kumbh Mela: Cleanliness Next to Godliness?

Above: Solid waste and other filth thrown into the Ganga following the Kumbh Mela/Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on the...
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...
Udupi Power Plant

Green tribunal red flags Adani power plant’s expansion plans

By Stephen David in Bengaluru The National Green Tribunal has asked the 1,200 MW coal-based power plant Udupi Power Corporation to pay a...
Industrial effluents in the Hindon have caused a severe health crisis/Photo: Anil Shakya

Clean Up Or Pay Up

Above: Industrial effluents in the Hindon have caused a severe health crisis/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal asks the UP government to furnish a...
Volkswagen

NGT imposes Rs 500 cr fine on Volkswagen for installing pollution “cheat devices”

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a  fine of Rs 500 crore on German automaker Volkswagen for installing ‘Cheat Devices’ in their cars ...
In 2016, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation organised a three-day event on the Yamuna floodplains, involving mammoth operations/Photo: Anil Shakya

Pollution Fines: Easier Said Than Done

Above: In 2016, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation organised a three-day event on the Yamuna floodplains, involving mammoth operations/Photo: Anil Shakya The...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT Raps Gurgaon MC and Others For Improper Waste Disposal In Aravalli Hills

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Gurgaon municipal authorities for improper management of solid waste in the Aravalli forests and ordered the Commissioner,...
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NGT tells Rajasthan govt to specify status on deemed forest area

The National Green Tribunal dealing with a petition related to illegal sand mining in Jodhpur, has directed the Secretary, Department of Revenue, Government of...
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NGT Gives Environment Ministry Six Weeks To Frame Policy for Disposal of Antimony coated...

The National Green Tribunal has granted six weeks to the Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to put in a place a policy...
Solid waste management around the monument is a concern for environmentalists/Photo: UNI

Taj Trapezium Zone: UP Blunders On

Above: Solid waste management around the monument is a concern for environmentalists/Photo: UNI Despite being rapped on the knuckles by courts, the UP government...
Law Ministry May Challenge Delhi HC order allowing NGT chairman, Justice Goel’s NRI daughter to adopt Indian child

Law Ministry May Challenge Delhi HC order allowing NGT chairman, Justice Goel’s NRI daughter...

Preeti Goel Bishop, a naturalized American citizen, had got the Delhi High Court’s nod for inter-country relative adoption despite CARA’s objection By Sumit Saxena The Law...
The Rajaji National Park with the Chilla forest range on the east bank of the Ganga, and Motichur on the west bank/Photo: AJT Johnsingh/commons.wikimedia.org

Uttarakhand Elephant Corridor: Tuskers’ Troubles

Above: The Rajaji National Park with the Chilla forest range on the east bank of the Ganga, and Motichur on the west bank/Photo: AJT...
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Deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday or face punitive action: NGT to Volkswagen

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed German car maker Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in pursuant to its November 2018...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT tells Fisheries Dept, Telangana to come clean on identity of a certain fish

The Fisheries Department, State of Telangana on Monday said in a report to the NGT that fish whether it is of mixed breed or...

Encroachments: A River Runs Through It

Above: Cooum river/Photo: Peter Fristedt/wikimedia.org The NGT has asked the state government to pay a fine of Rs 2 crore for delay in removing encroachments...
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Not all hotels are flouting norms with respect to discharge of untreated sewage, Centre...

The National Green Tribunal on Friday (Nov 2) was told by the Centre that there are some hotels who are complying with the norms...
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NGT institutes EIA study on the disposing of heavy metals

The National Green Tribunal is hearing a plea related to disposing of heavy metals such as Mercury. On Tuesday, the Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel...
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NGT forms committee to monitor funds for sewage treatment in Taj Trapezium Zone

The National Green Tribunal on Friday formed a committee to monitor funds for the treatment of sewage generated by the water bodies in the...
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A dedicated fund for cleaning the garbage by Railways should be created, NGT told

The National Green Tribunal was told on Monday that a dedicated fund should be created for the cleaning of garbage by Railways as Railways...
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NGT to NBCC: Refrain from using plastic sheets in your construction activities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) to refrain from using plastic sheets in their construction activities which...
NGT orders concerned authorities to remove all remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area

NGT orders concerned authorities to remove all remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area

The National Green Tribunal on Monday passed an order directing the authorities concerned to remove all the remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Cigarette butts the most hazardous product created by human being, says complaint with NGT

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya Cigarette and bidi manufacturers have been hauled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in a case filed activist...
Justice Swatanter Kumar during 4th Foundation Day function of the National Green Tribunal (file picture).Photo: UNI

NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retires

Above: Justice Swatanter Kumar during 4th Foundation Day function of the National Green Tribunal (file picture).Photo: UNI On Tuesday (December 19) Justice Swatanter Kumar,...

NGT asks for analysis report on alleged human excreta samples

In an interesting development a petition has come before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in which it has been alleged that airlines throw human...
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...
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Photo: www.wisdom.srisriravishankar.org

Art of Living in fresh trouble

The NGT has ordered the demolition of a Ravi Shankar temple in Kolkata that violated environment norms ~By Sujit Bhar and Nilanjana Mukherjee The exalted...
A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplains: NGT slams Govt for defying court orders, show-cause notices served

Above: A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar had, on January 13, 2015,...
A demonstration organised by the Jat Arakshan Samiti at Jantar Mantar in May 2015 demands reservation. Photo: Anil Shakya

Doth Thou Protest Too Much?

Above: A demonstration organised by the Jat Arakshan Samiti at Jantar Mantar in May 2015 demands reservation. Photo: Anil Shakya Does a ruling of the...
Ganga has witnessed a drastic level of pollution over the years (file picture).

NGT wants distilleries on banks of Ganga to shut down

Above: Ganga has witnessed a drastic level of pollution over the years (file picture).   While dealing with an application by Social Action for Forest...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Diwali Debate: Fire over Crackers

Has the Supreme Court’s firecracker sale ban given the government a rare chance to remedy the crisis of air pollution or is it an...
Bombay High Court

Goa NGT not to move from Pune to Delhi, rules Bombay HC

Above: Bombay High Court   The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court, comprising Justices Gautam Patel and Nutan Sardessai on Wednesday (October 13) struck...
Defaced wall of Delhi university

Defacing of DU walls at DUSU elections: NGT says next such action will draw...

Above: Defaced wall of Delhi university The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 12) directed that the walls of government properties are...
Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh

NGT asks HP Govt to discuss and arrive at a solution on preserving Rohtang...

Above: Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justices Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 12) directed the state of Himachal Pradesh to...
An estimated 15 million tonnes of stubble is burnt in fields to make way for wheat farming

Stubble Burning: A Burning Issue

In an attempt to stem the serious problem of paddy straw being torched by farmers, the Punjab government has laid down strict orders to...

NGT bans protests at Jantar Mantar

Above: A protest at Jantar Mantar. Photo: Anil Shakya The iconic Jantar Mantar area of New Delhi will henceforth only be a tourist attraction and...
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Demolish all illegal structures on Yamuna floodplains immediately, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal’s principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 5) warned that all illegal structures within the demarcated area...
Ghazipur will no more be a landfill site, says NGT

Ghazipur will no more be a landfill site, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said on Thursday (October 5) that Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site should no more...
Ganga kanpur

NGT orders inspection of “clean” Jajmau canal

Above: Photo Courtesy Rakesh Dixit   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Wednesday (September 13) ordered the inspection of...
The Purana Qila lake has now completely dried up. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT says ASI official responsible for Purana Qila lake

Above: The Purana Qila lake has now completely dried up. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (August 29) directed that a senior official...
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Yamuna action plan to be submitted to NGT by Sept 4

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (August 29) directed that an Action Plan has to be filed with the court by September 4,...
Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh

NGT asks its investigating panel to present report on Kasauli

Above: Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in the hill...
NGT fines several hotels for flouting waste management procedures

NGT fines several hotels for flouting waste management procedures

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday (Aug 17) continued its hearing on solid waste management rules being flouted in Delhi by bodies which are...
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...
Art Of Living- Anil Shakya

NGT asks committee to present action plans for Yamuna floodplains

Above: The Yamuna floodplains were damaged by the Art of Living’s cultural festival last year. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench,...
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...
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 issues show-cause notice on EDMC, PWD on scattered garbage

NGT issues show-cause notice on EDMC, PWD on scattered garbage

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on Thursday (July 6) took suo motu cognizance of a media report...
An outside view of a church in Kasauli. Photo: YouTube

SC upholds NGT’s demolition order on 2 illegal Kasauli hotels

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (June 21) refused to stay or amend the May 30 demolition order of the National Green Tribunal on two...
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 Sets Guidelines for Lessening Pollution from Delhi Roads

NGT Sets Guidelines for Lessening Pollution on Delhi Roads

The matter related to rampant pollution in Delhi was again taken up by National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (May 18). The six-member bench...
“The Collegium is Here to Stay”

“The Collegium is Here to Stay”

Senior advocate RUPINDER SINGH SURI was elected as the Supreme Court Bar Association president in December 2016. This alumnus of St Stephen’s College, Delhi,...
The Yamuna in Delhi is a sorry sight. Photo: Anil Shakya

Is this Life?

Though the Uttarakhand High Court has given an order granting “living entity” status to rivers Ganga and Yamuna, this will help save them only...
The River Ganga in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT Slams Bureaucracy, Imposes Rs 25,000 Cost

The implementation of Ganga Action Plans I and II have been disasters. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench has taken up the PIL of...
Picture: Rakesh Dixit

Ganga case: NGT expresses shock at municipal officials’ ignorance of ground realities

~By Sujit Bhar The total ignorance of senior officials involved in the clearance of sewage and drains, and involved in the cleanliness of the river...
(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...
Diesel pollution for web use(1)

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

No immediate relief to taxi operators running on Rohtang pass

Refusing to grant immediate relief to taxi operators plying on Rohtang pass, the Supreme Court asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to assist the bench...

'National Green Tribunal' - 80 News Results

Garbage piled up at Okhla landfill in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT scraps proposal seeking dumping of garbage in two abandoned sites

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday scrapped a proposal seeking dumping of garbage in two abandoned sites identified by NDMC and SDMC from three...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT: Citizens Entitled To Breathe In Fresh Air 

The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal while upholding an order passed by the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, banning Diesel Generators -...
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...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Green Tribunal bars helipad construction near Siliguri, Bengal

The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal directed the Bengal Government this week to immediately stop constructing the helipad at Gazoldoba ‘Bhorer Alo’...
A paddy field on fire along the Sirsa-Delhi highway/Photo: UNI

Stubble Burning: Harvest of Tears

Above: A paddy field on fire along the Sirsa-Delhi highway/Photo: UNI Though the NGT has asked Punjab, Haryana and UP to be cautious about farmers...
Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court dismisses Aarey forest petitions

Bombay High Court today dismissed a batch of petitions, thus clearing the way for the time being for Mumbai Metro Rail corporation Limited (MMRCL)...
Illustration by Rajendra Kumar

Stickers for Vehicles: Colour My World

Above: Illustration by Rajendra Kumar In an effort to stem air pollution, a scheme was introduced for NCR states to have colour-coded stickers on all...
The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished

Water Bodies in NCR: Neglected & Dying

Above: The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished An NGT panel has suggested that water bodies be given a Unique Identification...
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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...
The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished

Water Bodies in NCR: Neglected & Dying

Above: The NGT committee wants anyone destroying water bodies to be punished An NGT panel has suggested that water bodies be given a Unique Identification...

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...
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NGT dismisses plea against Illegal Water Tankers in Delhi

National Green Tribunal on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed against illegal water tankers allegedly operating in Delhi. The petition alleges that the increase in...
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Contaminated drinking water from rivers poisoning 154 villages; 71 dead

Justice S.U. Khan, former Judge of the Allahabad High Court, heading a Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal, inspecting the case of pollution...
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Only 30 percent of the fine recovered from those polluting water: NGT informed by...

Till date Delhi government has been able to recover only 30 percent of the total environment compensation (EC) imposed on different bodies. From February to...
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NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
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...
Road Show for Raising Awareness about Single-Use Plastic Pollution

Road Show for Raising Awareness about Single-Use Plastic Pollution

On Saturday, the 20th July, 2019, the Foundation for Campaign against Plastic Pollution (F-CAPP) organized a massive road show against “SINGLE-USE PLASTICS POLLUTION” in...
Materials used in religious rituals being dumped into the Gomti post-Diwali/Photo: UNI

Gomti River: Is Penalty the Answer?

Above: Materials used in religious rituals being dumped into the Gomti post-Diwali/Photo: UNI An NGT panel has indicted the UP government for the pathetic state...
Illegal Mining

SC agrees to hear on Monday Rajasthan stone-crushers’ plea against NGT order

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a plea challenging National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order enforcing Rs 3,200 crore fine on a large number...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Mere issuing a show cause notice is not the end without prompt action: NGT

National Green Tribunal has directed District Collector, Dausa and the Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board to remain present in person in court along...
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...
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NGT slaps Rs. 17.31 cr fine on IOCL refinery for air, water pollution

The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine of Rs 17.31 cr on the Indian Oil Corporation Limited's (IOCL) refinery in Panipat, for violating...
Volkswagen

“No coercive action” against Volkswagen, says SC and agrees to hear petition challenging Rs...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Volkswagen Group’s plea challenging a fine of Rs 500 crores imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The...
Solid waste and other filth thrown into the Ganga following the Kumbh Mela/Photo: UNI

Kumbh Mela: Cleanliness Next to Godliness?

Above: Solid waste and other filth thrown into the Ganga following the Kumbh Mela/Photo: UNI The National Green Tribunal has come down heavily on the...
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...
Udupi Power Plant

Green tribunal red flags Adani power plant’s expansion plans

By Stephen David in Bengaluru The National Green Tribunal has asked the 1,200 MW coal-based power plant Udupi Power Corporation to pay a...
Industrial effluents in the Hindon have caused a severe health crisis/Photo: Anil Shakya

Clean Up Or Pay Up

Above: Industrial effluents in the Hindon have caused a severe health crisis/Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal asks the UP government to furnish a...
Volkswagen

NGT imposes Rs 500 cr fine on Volkswagen for installing pollution “cheat devices”

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a  fine of Rs 500 crore on German automaker Volkswagen for installing ‘Cheat Devices’ in their cars ...
In 2016, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation organised a three-day event on the Yamuna floodplains, involving mammoth operations/Photo: Anil Shakya

Pollution Fines: Easier Said Than Done

Above: In 2016, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation organised a three-day event on the Yamuna floodplains, involving mammoth operations/Photo: Anil Shakya The...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT Raps Gurgaon MC and Others For Improper Waste Disposal In Aravalli Hills

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Gurgaon municipal authorities for improper management of solid waste in the Aravalli forests and ordered the Commissioner,...
National Green Tribunal

NGT tells Rajasthan govt to specify status on deemed forest area

The National Green Tribunal dealing with a petition related to illegal sand mining in Jodhpur, has directed the Secretary, Department of Revenue, Government of...
National Green Tribunal

NGT Gives Environment Ministry Six Weeks To Frame Policy for Disposal of Antimony coated...

The National Green Tribunal has granted six weeks to the Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to put in a place a policy...
Solid waste management around the monument is a concern for environmentalists/Photo: UNI

Taj Trapezium Zone: UP Blunders On

Above: Solid waste management around the monument is a concern for environmentalists/Photo: UNI Despite being rapped on the knuckles by courts, the UP government...
Law Ministry May Challenge Delhi HC order allowing NGT chairman, Justice Goel’s NRI daughter to adopt Indian child

Law Ministry May Challenge Delhi HC order allowing NGT chairman, Justice Goel’s NRI daughter...

Preeti Goel Bishop, a naturalized American citizen, had got the Delhi High Court’s nod for inter-country relative adoption despite CARA’s objection By Sumit Saxena The Law...
The Rajaji National Park with the Chilla forest range on the east bank of the Ganga, and Motichur on the west bank/Photo: AJT Johnsingh/commons.wikimedia.org

Uttarakhand Elephant Corridor: Tuskers’ Troubles

Above: The Rajaji National Park with the Chilla forest range on the east bank of the Ganga, and Motichur on the west bank/Photo: AJT...
National Green Tribunal

Deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday or face punitive action: NGT to Volkswagen

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed German car maker Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore by Friday in pursuant to its November 2018...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT tells Fisheries Dept, Telangana to come clean on identity of a certain fish

The Fisheries Department, State of Telangana on Monday said in a report to the NGT that fish whether it is of mixed breed or...

Encroachments: A River Runs Through It

Above: Cooum river/Photo: Peter Fristedt/wikimedia.org The NGT has asked the state government to pay a fine of Rs 2 crore for delay in removing encroachments...
National Green Tribunal

Not all hotels are flouting norms with respect to discharge of untreated sewage, Centre...

The National Green Tribunal on Friday (Nov 2) was told by the Centre that there are some hotels who are complying with the norms...
National Green Tribunal

NGT institutes EIA study on the disposing of heavy metals

The National Green Tribunal is hearing a plea related to disposing of heavy metals such as Mercury. On Tuesday, the Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel...
NGT

NGT forms committee to monitor funds for sewage treatment in Taj Trapezium Zone

The National Green Tribunal on Friday formed a committee to monitor funds for the treatment of sewage generated by the water bodies in the...
NGT

A dedicated fund for cleaning the garbage by Railways should be created, NGT told

The National Green Tribunal was told on Monday that a dedicated fund should be created for the cleaning of garbage by Railways as Railways...
NGT

NGT to NBCC: Refrain from using plastic sheets in your construction activities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday directed National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) to refrain from using plastic sheets in their construction activities which...
NGT orders concerned authorities to remove all remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area

NGT orders concerned authorities to remove all remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area

The National Green Tribunal on Monday passed an order directing the authorities concerned to remove all the remaining encroachments around the Govardhan Parvat area...
National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya

Cigarette butts the most hazardous product created by human being, says complaint with NGT

Above: National Green Tribunal/Photo: Anil Shakya Cigarette and bidi manufacturers have been hauled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in a case filed activist...
Justice Swatanter Kumar during 4th Foundation Day function of the National Green Tribunal (file picture).Photo: UNI

NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar retires

Above: Justice Swatanter Kumar during 4th Foundation Day function of the National Green Tribunal (file picture).Photo: UNI On Tuesday (December 19) Justice Swatanter Kumar,...

NGT asks for analysis report on alleged human excreta samples

In an interesting development a petition has come before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in which it has been alleged that airlines throw human...
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...
Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Photo: www.wisdom.srisriravishankar.org

Art of Living in fresh trouble

The NGT has ordered the demolition of a Ravi Shankar temple in Kolkata that violated environment norms ~By Sujit Bhar and Nilanjana Mukherjee The exalted...
A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

Yamuna floodplains: NGT slams Govt for defying court orders, show-cause notices served

Above: A Yamuna bank in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya   The National Green Tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar had, on January 13, 2015,...
A demonstration organised by the Jat Arakshan Samiti at Jantar Mantar in May 2015 demands reservation. Photo: Anil Shakya

Doth Thou Protest Too Much?

Above: A demonstration organised by the Jat Arakshan Samiti at Jantar Mantar in May 2015 demands reservation. Photo: Anil Shakya Does a ruling of the...
Ganga has witnessed a drastic level of pollution over the years (file picture).

NGT wants distilleries on banks of Ganga to shut down

Above: Ganga has witnessed a drastic level of pollution over the years (file picture).   While dealing with an application by Social Action for Forest...
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Diwali Debate: Fire over Crackers

Has the Supreme Court’s firecracker sale ban given the government a rare chance to remedy the crisis of air pollution or is it an...
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Goa NGT not to move from Pune to Delhi, rules Bombay HC

Above: Bombay High Court   The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court, comprising Justices Gautam Patel and Nutan Sardessai on Wednesday (October 13) struck...
Defaced wall of Delhi university

Defacing of DU walls at DUSU elections: NGT says next such action will draw...

Above: Defaced wall of Delhi university The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 12) directed that the walls of government properties are...
Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh

NGT asks HP Govt to discuss and arrive at a solution on preserving Rohtang...

Above: Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justices Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 12) directed the state of Himachal Pradesh to...
An estimated 15 million tonnes of stubble is burnt in fields to make way for wheat farming

Stubble Burning: A Burning Issue

In an attempt to stem the serious problem of paddy straw being torched by farmers, the Punjab government has laid down strict orders to...

NGT bans protests at Jantar Mantar

Above: A protest at Jantar Mantar. Photo: Anil Shakya The iconic Jantar Mantar area of New Delhi will henceforth only be a tourist attraction and...
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Demolish all illegal structures on Yamuna floodplains immediately, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal’s principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 5) warned that all illegal structures within the demarcated area...
Ghazipur will no more be a landfill site, says NGT

Ghazipur will no more be a landfill site, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said on Thursday (October 5) that Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill site should no more...
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NGT orders inspection of “clean” Jajmau canal

Above: Photo Courtesy Rakesh Dixit   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Wednesday (September 13) ordered the inspection of...
The Purana Qila lake has now completely dried up. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT says ASI official responsible for Purana Qila lake

Above: The Purana Qila lake has now completely dried up. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (August 29) directed that a senior official...
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Yamuna action plan to be submitted to NGT by Sept 4

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday (August 29) directed that an Action Plan has to be filed with the court by September 4,...
Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh

NGT asks its investigating panel to present report on Kasauli

Above: Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh The National Green Tribunal (NGT), headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, is hearing cases of illegal construction in the hill...
NGT fines several hotels for flouting waste management procedures

NGT fines several hotels for flouting waste management procedures

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday (Aug 17) continued its hearing on solid waste management rules being flouted in Delhi by bodies which are...
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...
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NGT asks committee to present action plans for Yamuna floodplains

Above: The Yamuna floodplains were damaged by the Art of Living’s cultural festival last year. Photo: Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal (NGT) principal bench,...
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...
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 issues show-cause notice on EDMC, PWD on scattered garbage

NGT issues show-cause notice on EDMC, PWD on scattered garbage

Above: Photo by Anil Shakya The National Green Tribunal principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, on Thursday (July 6) took suo motu cognizance of a media report...
An outside view of a church in Kasauli. Photo: YouTube

SC upholds NGT’s demolition order on 2 illegal Kasauli hotels

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (June 21) refused to stay or amend the May 30 demolition order of the National Green Tribunal on two...
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 Sets Guidelines for Lessening Pollution from Delhi Roads

NGT Sets Guidelines for Lessening Pollution on Delhi Roads

The matter related to rampant pollution in Delhi was again taken up by National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday (May 18). The six-member bench...
“The Collegium is Here to Stay”

“The Collegium is Here to Stay”

Senior advocate RUPINDER SINGH SURI was elected as the Supreme Court Bar Association president in December 2016. This alumnus of St Stephen’s College, Delhi,...
The Yamuna in Delhi is a sorry sight. Photo: Anil Shakya

Is this Life?

Though the Uttarakhand High Court has given an order granting “living entity” status to rivers Ganga and Yamuna, this will help save them only...
The River Ganga in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Anil Shakya

NGT Slams Bureaucracy, Imposes Rs 25,000 Cost

The implementation of Ganga Action Plans I and II have been disasters. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench has taken up the PIL of...
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Ganga case: NGT expresses shock at municipal officials’ ignorance of ground realities

~By Sujit Bhar The total ignorance of senior officials involved in the clearance of sewage and drains, and involved in the cleanliness of the river...
(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...
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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

No immediate relief to taxi operators running on Rohtang pass

Refusing to grant immediate relief to taxi operators plying on Rohtang pass, the Supreme Court asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to assist the bench...

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