NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL

  • National Green Tribunal issues notice over rising cases of Cancer in Greater Noida November 7, 2014

    Noida: The National Green Tribunal has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government, the UP pollution control board, the District Magistrate and SSP of Noida to file a report on the rising cases of cancer in the Greater Noida district, allegedly due to consumption of...
  • NGT orders coal miners and transporters to pay Rs 400 crore royalty October 7, 2014

    Shillong: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered coal miners and transporters of Meghalaya to pay about Rs 400 crore royalty to the state government as per Mines Development and Regulation Act, 1957, before transporting the 6.3 million tonnes of extracted coal lying in depots across the state. While delivering the...
  • Delhi: NGT sets September 30 deadline for units to apply for borewells September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed all unauthorised borewell units operating without its consent in Bawana and Narela industrial areas here to apply according to norms by September 30. A bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, directed that any unit which is operating illegally and without submitting the...
  • Sand mining: National Green Tribunal issues notice to 24 people in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to 24 people for carrying out illegal sand mining activities in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district. A bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from all of them after the counsel for Uttarakhand government told the tribunal that certain people were carrying on illegal...
  • News 360: Delhi University scraps FYUP, admissions yet to begin June 27, 2014

    Celebrations erupted as the week long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). ...
  • Environment Ministry considers a 2km noconstruction zone around Okhla Bird sanctuary June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry has sought the opinion of states on the National Green Tribunal order against buildings in Greater Noida. The Environment Ministry has sought the opinion of UP, Delhi and Haryana governments for notifying an ecosensitive zone around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. The Ministry is mooting a 2km...
  • Noida ecosensitive zone: Environment Ministry meets officials from Delhi, Haryana, UP June 12, 2014

    Noida: The Environment Ministry met officials from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the issue of the ecologically sensitive zone around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. This after a Supreme Court ruling upheld the stay on construction as well as a ban on possession imposed by the National Green Tribunal on...
  • Are buyers both victims and participants in this real estate mess? June 11, 2014

    In worrying news for home owners, 30,000 flats owners in Noida face uncertainty after a Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. The apex court upheld the stay on construction imposed by the National Green Tribunal in the ecosensitive zone surrounding the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. On the other side, South Mumbai Shiv...
  • Buyers have to wait for possession of Noida flats June 11, 2014

    Buyers of flats in some parts of Noida will have to mark time as the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with an NGT order restraining the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority from issuing completion certificates in respect of structures falling within 10 km of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. An...
  • Get clearances, go ahead: Kerala CM on Aranmula airport project May 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proposed Rs 2,000crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala can go ahead if its promoters get the required environment clearance, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday. The proposed project suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when a tribunal cancelled its environment clearance. "The state government is not...
  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level February 20, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state. The NGT said the Public Works Department secretary should hold a meeting with officials of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam, Ghaziabad Development...
  • Sugar mill, distillery, dairy plant to be inspected if they discharge effluents into Ganga February 13, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and its Uttar Pradesh unit to inspect a sugar mill, a distillery and a dairy plant on whether they were discharging effluents into the Ganga river. The NGT was inquiring into whether the Simbhaoli Sugar Mills and...
  • Posco not to cut trees till Odisha gives forest clearance January 24, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed that South Korean major Posco will not cut any trees in a village in Odisha for developing its Rs 51,000 crore steel project till the state government gives the final forest clearance. "It is now between them (Posco) and the state," a bench headed...
  • Will courts function at liberty of executive: NGT to Uttarakhand January 24, 2014

    Irked over Uttarakhand government's failure to hold a meeting of an expert panel set up to examine impact of projects and development work after the natural disaster there, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday asked if courts will have to function at the liberty of the executive. "Why are they (committee)...
  • Sand Mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders January 22, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal of the mineral from river Yamuna. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter...
  • Appoint regulator to monitor environmental clearances: SC to Centre January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to appoint an independent national regulator to monitor environmental clearances given by the Ministry of Environment and Forest. The apex court has given the deadline of two months to the government for the same. Earlier also the SC had asked the...
  • Pranab Mukherjee addresses AMU students, speaks of climate concerns December 27, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon the international community to view the issue of climate change not just as a threat but also as a unique opportunity to work together. India, as a developing country with climate vulnerability, has an important stake in the evolution of equitable and multilateral response...
  • Arrested 120 persons for illegal sand mining: Government tells National Green Tribunal December 13, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh government has admitted before the National Green Tribunal that large scale illegal sand mining had been going on in Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state and said it has arrested 120 persons in this connection. The State government also assured a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter...
  • Ghaziabad's green areas being fast concretised, say environmentalists November 6, 2013

    Ghaziabad's civic and development bodies seem obsessed with concretising the city's green areas, environmentalists say. Defying strictures of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on a petition filed against the reckless and indiscriminate concretisation of the city's open, soft and green areas, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation is fast concretising the soft areas...
  • Breather for Hauz Khas Village restaurants September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: In a huge relief for 33 restaurant owners in the Hauz Khas Village in South Delhi, the outlets which gave the assurance that they will open an effluent treatment plant have been allowed to open shop by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT has laid down a deadline...
  • Delhi: Green Tribunal directs closure of restaurants at Hauz Khas village September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Concerned over "health hazards" posed by eateries in the capital's Hauz Khas village which are allegedly running without proper permission, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Friday, directed closure of all these restaurants till September 24. A bench headed by Justice P Jyothimani said the order would act as...
  • Gujarat govt's response sought on plea alleging illegal sand mining September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought a response of Gujarat government on a plea alleging illegal mining going in the state in "brazen violation" of the Supreme Court and NGT's directions. A five-member bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued a notice to Gujarat government and...
  • Need environment police for tackling sand mafia: Sumaira Abdulali August 12, 2013

    What can be done to prevent the great sand loot in India? Is illegal sand mining a direct consequence of a nexus between builders lobby and politicians? Should there be a single window system at the centre to deal with illegal sand mining? Awaaz Foundation's convenor Sumaira Abdulali joined IBNLive...
  • MP: Illegal sand mining rampant even after green tribunal's ban August 7, 2013

    Hoshangabad: The National Green Tribunal's nationwide stay on sand mining on the river beds without Environment Ministry clearance has had no effect on the sand mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh. CNNIBN travelled to Sohagpur in Hoshangabad district to do a reality check and found rampant illegal sand mining. Madhya Pradesh...
  • National Green Tribunal bans sand mining across India August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The uproar over the suspension of Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had cracked down on illegal sand mining in Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state, for allegedly demolishing a mosque wall has forced the National Green Tribunal to finally act. The National Green Tribunal...
  • Sterlite unit starts functioning under expert panel's vigil June 17, 2013

    Tuticorin (TN): The Sterlite Copper Smelter unit here, which was shut down over two months ago, has resumed operations after the National Green Tribunal's expert panel gave a green signal, officials said on Monday. The panel members conducted its second phase of inspection yesterday and checked if the pollution monitoring equipment...
  • SC refuses to stay NGT order on restarting Sterlite unit June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order allowing Sterlite Industries Ltd to recommence operation of its copper smelting plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin district under the supervision of an expert committee. "It would be appropriate to wait for the judgement (of NGT)....
  • Expert team to submit report on Posco by October August 23, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: An expert team reviewing the environmental impact assessment of Posco's proposed $12 billion steel plant in Odisha will submit its report by October, the team said in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. "We will submit the report by October," team leader K Roy Paul said after visiting the project site in Jagatsinghpur...
  • Odisha: Green panel says no to Posco plant March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another setback for South Korean multinational Posco's plans to build a steel plant in Odisha. The National Green Tribunal on Friday has suspended the environment clearance given to Posco a year ago by then Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh. Ramesh had appointed a special fourmember committee and had...
  • Posco setback: Natarajan promises to look into the matter March 30, 2012

    The National Green Tribunal on Friday suspended the environment clearance given to Posco Steel. ...