NGT

No pesticide spraying while flyers are on board: NGT

Heeding to the plea of a United States-based neurologist, the National Green Tribunal Monday directed the Centre to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in aircraft while passengers are onboard.

NGT slaps Rs 15 lakh penalty for felling trees

 The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slapped a penalty of Rs. 15 lac on a former sarpanch and a gram sevak for felling 3000 trees in the forest area of a village.

River Ganga likely to be clean by 2020: Govt
River Ganga likely to be clean by 2020: Govt

Cleaning of river Ganga is expected to be completed by 2020, by which time desired results of initiatives taken up for the purpose will be visible, the government has said.

NGT issues notice to illegal nurseries on Yamuna floodplains

The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to around 3,000 illegal nurseries and private persons causing pollution on the floodplains of river Yamuna here.

Difficult to maintain 10 cumecs in Yamuna: Haryana to NGT

Haryana government Tuesday told the National Green Tribunal that maintaining a minimum flow of at least 10 cumecs of water at Hathnikund barrage in Yamuna as directed by it would be difficult during lean season but the Tribunal remained unconvinced.

NGT wants undertaking on completion of waste processing plant

The National Green Tribunal has directed that a waste processing plant on Bawana-Narela road here be completed and operationalised within two years and sought an undertaking from Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd (DSIIDC) in this regard.

Air pollution: NGT slams Delhi govt over report on vehicles
Air pollution: NGT slams Delhi govt over report on vehicles

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the Delhi government over its 'incomplete' inspection report on air pollution caused by vehicles entering the capital.

NGT directs DMRC to remove dumped material near Yamuna
NGT directs DMRC to remove dumped material near Yamuna

 The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday took strong exception to dumping of construction debris by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) near Yamuna riverbed and directed immediate removal of all such material.

NGT questions Delhi govt's plan to procure 10,000 new buses
NGT questions Delhi govt's plan to procure 10,000 new buses

The National Green Tribunal Monday questioned the Delhi government's proposal to deploy 10,000 new DTC buses in the wake of alarming proportions of air pollution in the capital and directed it to come out with a proper study to support its contention.

Centre, Delhi govt differ on air pollution in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal Monday questioned Delhi government's submission that vehicles coming from outside the capital were not causing pollution.

Air pollution: NGT seeks info on vehicles owned by society
Air pollution: NGT seeks info on vehicles owned by society

A housing society, which had approached the National Green Tribunal complaining about noise and air pollution due to functioning of unauthorised auto workshops within its vicinity, was today asked to come out with information on the number of vehicles owned by each resident.

NGT raps govt for failing to conduct study on plastic use

The National Green Tribunal today pulled up the government for failing to come up with a study on plastic packaging of products and generation of such municipal waste, saying the people should know whether its use is harmful.

NGT suggests variable office hours to check pollution

The National Green Tribunal today floated the idea of having variable office hours for the government and the private sector in the national capital to reduce vehicular pollution in peak hours and asked the Centre to deliberate with stakeholders on the suggestion.

NGT raps Centre for lack of measures to curb air pollution

Neither the Centre, nor the states are owning up responsibility for growing pollution or suggesting measures to curb it, the National Green Tribunal today said, asking whether they have no responsibility towards children suffering from the menace.

NGT pulls up Rajasthan government on illegal sand mining

 In a stern warning to Rajasthan government, the National Green Tribunal on Friday said its accounts might be attached and its officials could face punitive action, as they have not been able to stop illegal sand mining in the state.

20 illegal farm houses demolished in Aravalli areas: NGT told

Haryana government on Friday told the National Green Tribunal that 20 farm houses and an under- construction factory have been demolished in anti-encroachment drives carried out in the Aravalli hills in the recent past.

NGT imposes fine on Akshardham temple

The National Green Tribunal Friday slapped a fine on the Akshardham temple management for carrying out expansion without prior environmental clearance and asked a committee on revitalisation of Yamuna to examine whether the expanded portion fell on the river's floodplains.

NGT fines hotels, malls, hospitals over rainwater harvesting

Taking several hospitals, malls and hotels here to task for not complying with its orders on rainwater harvesting, the National Green Tribunal Thursday imposed fines and issued warrants on many of them and their officials for not installing harvesting systems.

NGT quashes 2 office memoranda of MoEF on environ clearances

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday quashed two office memoranda of the Environment Ministry dealing with the issue of clearances for major and minor projects, saying they suffered from infirmity of "lack of inherent jurisdiction and authority."

NGT mulls ban on tourism in Rohtang, issues notice to Himachal govt

Lashing out at Himachal Pradesh government for allowing a "traffic chaos" atop the eco- sensitive Rohtang Pass, the National Green Tribunal Monday issued show cause notice to it asking why should not a complete ban be imposed on tourism activities in and around that area.