A lawyer Thursday moved the National Green Tribunal against the environmental hazard caused by use of fire-crackers during festivals like Diwali and sought the creation of designated time and places for bursting them.
The Environment Ministry is mulling stringent penalties including financial and criminal action for violators by bringing amendments to the Environment Protection Act and creating a "reign of enforcement".
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has told the National Green Tribunal that its role regarding curbing of vehicular emissions is "limited" and confined to framing of air quality standards.
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has issued an order revoking suspension of environmental clearances (ECs) to 72 iron ore mines in Goa, giving some boost to the coastal state's economy.
The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for failure to perform its "statutory duty" towards identification of wetlands in the state and directed it to complete the exercise within a period of three months in accordance with the law.
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to submit detailed information about members and office bearers of all State Pollution Control Boards on their designation, experience and qualifications.
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed constitution of a committee to take sample of ambient air quality from across Delhi city at different intervals and inform it about the safest period during which national capital residents can travel without risk to their health.
Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court Friday that the Ministry of Information and Forests (MoEF) has set up an expert committee to frame a River Regulation policy to protect the banks of rivers, lakes, creeks and tributaries in the wake of constructions.
The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to collect samples from an "artificial" waterbody in a forested area near Fort Tughlakabad here and submit a report on whether it is poisonous and also if it is affecting animals in the area.