NGT

Little bit of sand mining should be allowed, says Goa Deputy CM

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has said sand mining in the state is manual and many industries are dependent on it so a 'little bit' of sand mining should be allowed in the state.

NGT fines water packaging unit for not taking permission

The National Green Tribunal has directed a water packaging unit in Greater Noida to pay Rs 1 lakh to the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) for operating without permission from any of the competent authorities and causing damage to the environment.

Noida builders using ground water; NGT pulls up authorities

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday pulled up the authorities for their failure to restrain builders in Noida and Greater Noida from "extracting" ground water for construction.

Remove encroachments within "NCZ" along Kaliasot river: NGT

Stressing that "protection" and "improvement" of the environment is need of the hour, the National Green Tribunal has directed Madhya Pradesh to remove all encroachments within a 33-metre "No Construction Zone" (NCZ) along the entire length of the Kaliasot river.

Check air pollution control devices in U`khand: NGT to USPCB

Heeding a plea to check air pollution from industries in Uttarakhand, the National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the State Pollution Control Board (USPCB) to inspect all air pollution control devices installed in iron and steel units in Jasodharpur Industrial Area (JIA) near Kotdwar.

Discharge in Ganga: NGT orders joint inspection into polluting industries

Concerned over effluents discharged into the Ganga and the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to conduct a joint inspection of "seriously polluting industries" on the bank of both the rivers.

NGT upholds ban on coal mining in Meghalaya

Noting that right to life is far more significant than economic interest of a state or an individual, the National Green Tribunal has upheld its ban on coal mining in Meghalaya.

NGT restrains Punjab from spending funds for controlling water pollution

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday restrained Punjab from spending the first instalment of Rs 16.13 crores being disbursed by Union Urban Development Ministry for controlling contamination of under-ground water in the state till it examines the details as to how they want to spend the money.

Dumping waste in Govardhan: NGT warns of `coercive action`

Irked over non-compliance of its orders, the National Green Tribunal Monday warned of "coercive action" against the authorities for throwing municipal solid waste on roads in the pilgrimage town of Govardhan in Mathura.

NGT pulls up authorities over unauthorised borewells in Delhi

Taking a serious note of "water scarcity" in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal today pulled up the authorities for failing to perform their statutory administrative obligation in ensuring adequate water supply.

Remove dumped construction material from capital: NGT to DMRC

Taking a stern view on dumping of construction material in national capital by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the National Green Tribunal today directed DMRC to ensure that all such materials be removed and taken to a designated site without any further delay.

Environment Ministry panel to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area

A panel constituted by the Environment Ministry is likely to visit Okhla Bird Sanctuary area next week as part of the Ministry`s efforts to demarcate the eco-sensitive zone around it.

NGT issues notice to CGWA on Coca-Cola`s plea

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued notice to Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) on a plea of soft drink giant Coca-Cola seeking to quash and set aside the order for closure of its Varanasi unit by Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB).

Proposed airport in Kerala hits eco barrier

The proposed Rs.2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala suffered a huge setback Wednesday when a tribunal cancelled its environment sanction.

Effluent discharge in Ganga: NGT warns pollution control boards

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today warned the Central and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Boards that it would pass "coercive orders" if effective steps were not taken to control pollution due to effluent discharged by sugar mills and a dairy firm in the river Ganga.

Suspend work in textile dying, printing units in Pali: NGT

National Green Tribunal today ordered suspension of work in textile dying and printing units in Pali district that were operating without Consent to Operate from the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board.

Green tribunal inquires about ground water in UP

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday ordered civil officials of Uttar Pradesh to establish what measures have been taken to maintain biodiversity and ground water level in the state.

Frame guidelines to prevent pollution from straw burning: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to hold a meeting of all the states and prepare "composite" guidelines for preventing the pollution caused by straw burning, which allegedly is one of the reasons for the smog in Delhi.

Green tribunal summons Ghaziabad civic official over concretisation

The National Green Tribunal Friday summoned a Ghaziabad civic official to be present in court after he ignored the green body`s directives against concretisation of roads and parks.

33 Hauz Khas eateries given consent to operate: DPCC to NGT

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has informed the National Green Tribunal that 33 restaurants in the capital`s upmarket Hauz Khas village area have been given consent to operate.