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National Green Tribunal

NGT acts tough on air pollution, directs 6 states to submit action plan by April 30

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, Jharkhand Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Nagaland governments to submit their plan within the stipulated time.

Mar 17, 2019, 17:53 PM IST

NGT slaps 500 Crore fine on Volkswagen India for cheating emission tests

In a huge setback for Volkswagen, NGT has slapped a 500 Crore penalty on Volkswagen for installing ‘Cheat Devices’ that helped them cheat through emission tests.

Mar 07, 2019, 14:20 PM IST

NGT slaps Rs 500 crore fine on Volkswagen for using cheat device in diesel cars

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the carmaker to deposit the amount within two months.

Mar 07, 2019, 12:49 PM IST

NGT orders UP govt to submit 25 crore for failure to curb pollution in Agra

50 per cent of sewerage system was not in working condition, untreated sewage was being dumped into the open drains and the drainage system was 55 years old

Feb 01, 2019, 18:18 PM IST

Unhappy with Yamuna cleaning, NGT asks Delhi, UP, Haryana to deposit Rs 10 crore each

The green panel had said pollution in the Yamuna was of serious concern as it was highly contaminated with industrial effluents and sewage.

Jan 29, 2019, 16:15 PM IST

NGT directs Volkswagen to deposit Rs 100 crore within 24 hours for causing air pollution in Delhi

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed Volkswagen to give an undertaking and deposit money by 5 pm on Friday.

Jan 17, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

NGT directs traffic police to regulate Delhi's traffic through Google maps

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the roads should be made free of congestion to decrease air pollution in the national capital.

Jan 07, 2019, 17:09 PM IST

NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining

A report of a high-level committee stated that majority of the mines in the northeastern state were operating without a lease or licence.

Jan 04, 2019, 23:45 PM IST

Tamil Nadu govt approaches SC challenging NGT's order of re-opening Sterlite plant

The NGT had on December 15 set aside Tamil Nadu government’s order for closure of Sterlite plant.

Jan 02, 2019, 11:46 AM IST

Elephants electrocuted: NGT sets up 3-member investigation team

Coming down hard against the Odisha Electricity Board, the NGT slapped a Rs 1 crore fine for negligence while ensuring that a proper investigation is done in the matter.

Oct 30, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

Sympathies with farmers but law is law: Punjab CM Amarinder on stubble burning

Stubble burning incidents are on the rise yet again in Punjab and Haryana, with farmers saying they continue to have no other option.

Oct 15, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

Health warning on cigarette packs, why not Ganga: NGT cracks down on water quality

The NGT has said that the pollutant level in the river remains high and that water - especially between Haridwar and Unnao - is unfit for consumption and bathing.

Jul 28, 2018, 11:13 AM IST

Don't cut trees in Delhi till July 19, orders NGT

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday stayed the felling of trees in Delhi till July 19. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim also issued notices and sought details from the NBCC, which is redeveloping infrastructure in south Delhi, the Rural Development Ministry, Delhi Jal Board and the Environment Ministry.

Jul 02, 2018, 15:20 PM IST

Close schools if air quality hits emergency mark: NGT to Delhi

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to consider shutting schools whenever air quality touches emergency levels to save the children from inhaling pollutants.

Dec 18, 2017, 23:50 PM IST

NGT rejects Delhi govt's review petition, says exemption to two-wheelers against 'spirit of odd-even policy'

The Arvind Kejriwal government had sought an exemption to women drivers and two-wheelers during the implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme here.

Dec 15, 2017, 16:04 PM IST

Amarnath not being declared a silent zone, NGT clarifies

NGT clarified that it had only said that any devotee or any individual should maintain silence while standing in front of the "Amarnath Ji Maha Shivling".

Dec 14, 2017, 16:34 PM IST

Five-year-old files complaint alleging noise pollution by Delhi Metro

The girl child, in her plea filed through advocates Salik Shafique and Rahul Khurana, has sought compensation for causing trauma due to noise pollution caused by construction and trial of metro rail and station in Rohini.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Ensure waste is not dumped in open: NGT to Shimla civic body

During the hearing, the lawyer appearing for the council told the bench that they lacked funds to manage any landfill site and it collected garbage with due care.

Dec 02, 2017, 15:03 PM IST

Submit report on hotels at Mahipalpur: NGT to Delhi govt

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the city government, the DPCC, hotel Jindal Palace and others while seeking their reply in two weeks.

Nov 30, 2017, 19:56 PM IST

Air pollution: Delhi government asks schools, parents to restrain children from outdoor activities

Keeping in view of the poor air quality, the Delhi government has issued a notice to all schools to restrict students from undertaking outdoor activities.

Nov 22, 2017, 10:54 AM IST