System in place for industrial expansion in critically, severely polluted areas

NT NETWORK Panaji Following National Green Tribunal (NGT) direction, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has evolved a mechanism to ensure that industrial expansion can be allowed or new units under red and orange categories can be set up after due precautions in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” industrial areas. The apex pollution control and… Continue reading System in place for industrial expansion in critically, severely polluted areas

Submit report on plea seeking ban on selling PET-bottled beverages: NGT to CPCB

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the Central Pollution Control Board to submit a report on a 16-year-old’s plea seeking a ban on sale of PET-bottled beverages by IRCTC, Coca Cola, Pepsico and others till they start collecting back the plastic waste generated due to their products. PET is a general-purpose thermoplastic polymer which… Continue reading Submit report on plea seeking ban on selling PET-bottled beverages: NGT to CPCB

NGT junks plea over aircraft dropping poop on Delhi home

The National Green Tribunal has junked a retired army officer’s plea that aircraft were dumping human excreta on his south Delhi residence, saying it might have been a mischief done by an individual. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said there was no material to link the waste found on the… Continue reading NGT junks plea over aircraft dropping poop on Delhi home

Ensure students avail either car pool or school buses: Wb govt tells schools

Kolkata: Authorities of 26 prominent city schools have been asked by the West Bengal government to ensure that their students avail either car pool or school buses from April 1 to minimize vehicular pollution.The School Education department in a notification last week has asked the school authorities to ‘mandatorily introduce’ a system where students are… Continue reading Ensure students avail either car pool or school buses: Wb govt tells schools

National Green Tribunal to review groundwater use at Golf Course

NOIDA: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has formed a committee comprising the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), district magistrate, UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to review the use of groundwater in Noida Golf Course on Captain Shashi Kant Marg in Sector 38. The decision was taken on Monday.… Continue reading National Green Tribunal to review groundwater use at Golf Course

Haryana: Over 250 mining vehicles seized in last 45 days

Gurugram, Jan 29 (IANS) Haryana police has seized over 250 mining vehicles in the last 45 days and imposed hefty fines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, in a bid to stop illegal mining in the Aravalli Mountain range. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Preet Pal Singh Sangwan, of Gurugram police, and nodal officer on… Continue reading Haryana: Over 250 mining vehicles seized in last 45 days

Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 29, 2020)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Housing project in North Campus The Supreme Court (SC) on January 28, 2020 set aside the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of January 8, 2020, that ordered status quo on construction of a… Continue reading Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 29, 2020)

400kV substation at Sector 123 to boost power supply

NOIDA: Power supply in Noida sectors 118 to 123 and other adjoining areas is all set to get a boost, with the Uttar Pradesh Power Transmission Corporation Limited (UPPTCL) energising a 400kV substation in Sector 123 this month-end. Three 132kV substations, one each in sectors 63, 67 and 115, are expected to be ready by… Continue reading 400kV substation at Sector 123 to boost power supply

Recover Compensation From Polluting Stone Crushing And Mining Units Affecting Health Of …

The Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal has directed Andhra Pradesh, State Pollution Control Board, to recover compensation for the entire period of violation from the polluting stone crushing and mining units, rather than from the day when the matter was brought to the notice of authorities. A bench led by Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar… Continue reading Recover Compensation From Polluting Stone Crushing And Mining Units Affecting Health Of …

SC sets aside NGT’s order on construction of housing complex in North Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set aside the direction of National Green Tribunal ordering status quo on construction of a housing complex adjacent to the Delhi University campus.Applying the “Precautionary Principle” of environmental law, the NGT on January 8 had ordered the status quo and said that evaluation of relevant data was required by… Continue reading SC sets aside NGT’s order on construction of housing complex in North Delhi