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.

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.

UP denies tree felling in Taj eco zone, NGT directs enquiry

The National Green Tribunal has directed an inquiry into the alleged illegal felling and sale of 4,000 trees in the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.

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.

NGT favours lower charges for sewer connections in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal has favoured reduction of charges for sewerage connections in unauthorised colonies here and asked Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to publicise their benefits, saying this was necessary for curbing pollution of river Yamuna.

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.

Our Yamuna revitalisation plan needs to move on priority: NGT

 The National Green Tribunal today warned states and public authorities of invoking its "punitive or contempt jurisdiction" for not following its orders saying its plan on revitalisation of Yamuna needs to move on priority basis and not at the "mercy of whims and fancies of some".

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.

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.

NGT seeks Centre's reply on radio taxi operators violating laws

 The apex body of radio taxi operators on Wednesday moved the National Green Tribunal alleging that diesel-powered taxis operating in the capital are violating Supreme Court order prompting the green panel to seek the response of the environment ministry in the matter.