Tag: National Green Tribunal

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  • NGT warns of action against destruction of mangroves

    NGT warns of action against destruction of mangroves

    On 23 September, the NGT issued an order stating, “Let a committee be constituted comprising (i) representative of Gangasagar Bakkhali Development Authority (ii) District Magistrate, South 24- Parganas, (iii) representative of state Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA). The committee shall inspect the area in question, verify on factual aspects and submit its report.”

    September 30, 2019
  • NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    Time and again, the tribunal has reminded the state government that the Sundarbans fall under ecologically fragile and sensitive zone declared as biosphere hotspot by the United Nations and of the necessity to protect this precious region in the interest of environment and progeny. Godkhali tourist lodge remaining intact displays obstinacy of the state and its violation of the order of the tribunal, the NGT observed.

    July 16, 2019
  • Police put ban on waste burning within city limits till 31 Aug

    Police put ban on waste burning within city limits till 31 Aug

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT ) had on 23 December 2016 imposed a ban on burning of waste in open places and announced a fine of Rs 25,000 on each incident of bulk waste burning. Burning of waste was prohibited even on landfill sites.

    July 6, 2019
  • North East: Warrants a closer look

    North East: Warrants a closer look

    Rising economic aspirations and loopholes in policies have shown the way for forming such networks of illegal and unguarded extraction of resources, threatening its natural ecosystem.

    May 13, 2019
  • Will new Mayor sweep away environmental cobwebs?

    Will new Mayor sweep away environmental cobwebs?

    While a Rs 5 crore fine may be inconsequential to the budget of the state government, it should serve as a wake-up call.

    February 8, 2019
  • Himachal Pradesh reduces bond money for doctors to Rs 5 lakh

    Himachal Pradesh reduces bond money for doctors to Rs 5 lakh

    Earlier, the doctors had to furnish Rs 10 lakh bank guarantee and so far 35 doctors had breached the norms by working in private hospitals or outside the state without informing the government.

    February 6, 2019
  • Meghalaya Miners Update: Race against time even as offers of help pour in

    Meghalaya Miners Update: Race against time even as offers of help pour in

    The miners have been trapped in a ‘rat-hole’ mine since December 13 after water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it.

    December 27, 2018
  • Kolkata’s polluted air

    Kolkata’s polluted air

    Kolkata's air pollution, as reported by WHO and UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) has assumed gruesome proportions and the city's pollution level is next to Delhi's. Following the apex court's stricture, Delhi has adopted certain stern measures, and these include the use of CNG and the planting of more trees. Virtually nothing has been done in Kolkata.

    December 12, 2018
  • Pollution penalty

    Pollution penalty

    The government has been rapped on the knuckles with the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposing a fine of Rs 5 crore for the state’s failure to curb pollution in accord with the directive that was advanced two years ago.

    December 4, 2018
  • Now enjoy beauty of Rohtang Pass via helicopter

    Now enjoy beauty of Rohtang Pass via helicopter

    The joyride would take 15-20 minutes and the heli-taxi would circle around Rohtang Pass, then it would turn towards another tourist attraction Solang Nullah after which it would return to Manali.

    October 25, 2018
  • Delhi BJP president launches multi-pronged attack on AAP

    Delhi BJP president launches multi-pronged attack on AAP

    Tiwari said the condition of Delhi had become pathetic due to the obstinate attitude of Chief Minister.

    October 19, 2018
  • NGT orders closure of industries in residential areas; slaps Rs 50K fine on Delhi govt

    NGT orders closure of industries in residential areas; slaps Rs 50K fine on Delhi govt

    The National Green Tribunal has ordered closure of industrial units running in “non-conforming” residential areas of Rohini and slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on the Delhi government and others for their “defaults and inaction” towards violation of rules. The green panel said the units causing pollution, including unauthorised car workshops in violation of …

    October 9, 2018
  • Rohtang Pass reopens bringing cheer for tourists and locals alike

    Rohtang Pass reopens bringing cheer for tourists and locals alike

    Now, tourists can also apply for online permits to visit Rohtang Pass for which they have to pay Rs 550.

    October 8, 2018
  • A Minister in breach

    A Minister in breach

    By castigating a former judge for having delivered a judgment that was not to the liking of members of his caste, a senior Minister has breached all constitutional barriers of propriety, argues Ashok Kapur.

    August 23, 2018
  • Protest fine, but…

    Protest fine, but…

    Taking a highly principled stand upholding a citizen’s fundamental right to protest is at the core of the Supreme Court’s much-lauded order overturning the ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal last year on the holding of protest rallies at Jantar Mantar, as well as the 1988 ban on such rallies at the Boat Club …

    July 28, 2018
  • Delhi: Don’t cut trees till July 19, says NGT

    Delhi: Don’t cut trees till July 19, says NGT

    On June 25, the Delhi High Court barred NBCC, a central government construction company, from cutting trees till July 4. 

    July 2, 2018
  • NGT stays dumping of waste in Noida city park

    NGT stays dumping of waste in Noida city park

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday put a stay on the dumping of garbage and municipal waste at a city forest and park in Noida Sector 54 on a plea by residents who claimed people there were getting sick due to this. As the plea said that this illegal and unscientific disposal of waste …

    May 29, 2018