National Green Tribunal

  • National Green Tribunal seeks report on measures taken to maintain ground water level 20-02-2014 07:36 PM

    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...
  • Sugar mill, distillery, dairy plant to be inspected if they discharge effluents into Ganga 13-02-2014 12:14 AM

    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...
  • Posco not to cut trees till Odisha gives forest clearance 24-01-2014 04:06 PM

    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...
  • Will courts function at liberty of executive: NGT to Uttarakhand 24-01-2014 08:34 AM

    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...
  • Sand Mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders 22-01-2014 06:58 PM

    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...
  • Appoint regulator to monitor environmental clearances: SC to Centre 06-01-2014 03:47 PM

    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 27-12-2013 03:58 PM

    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...
  • Arrested 120 persons for illegal sand mining: Government tells National Green Tribunal 13-12-2013 03:56 PM

    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...
  • Ghaziabad's green areas being fast concretised, say environmentalists 06-11-2013 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Breather for Hauz Khas Village restaurants 25-09-2013 04:33 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: Green Tribunal directs closure of restaurants at Hauz Khas village 20-09-2013 09:04 PM

    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...
  • Gujarat govt's response sought on plea alleging illegal sand mining 05-09-2013 06:51 PM

    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...
  • Need environment police for tackling sand mafia: Sumaira Abdulali 12-08-2013 05:01 PM

    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 07-08-2013 08:20 AM

    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. CNN-IBN 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 05-08-2013 03:10 PM

    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 17-06-2013 01:16 PM

    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...
  • SC refuses to stay NGT order on restarting Sterlite unit 10-06-2013 07:40 PM

    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...
  • Lavasa case: HC to decide on NGT's jurisdiction 13-12-2011 12:14 AM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will decide on January 31 whether the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has the jurisdiction to decide on the petitions filed by and against the Lavasa Corporation Limited. While the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest said that the tribunal can decide the issue, Lavasa was...