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NGT again pulls up officials over Uttarakhand projects

Tuesday 10 September '13

The NGT’s legal aide had accused several agencies of permitting rampant constructions, including hydel power projects, on vulnerable hills and waterways.
Groundwater exploitation in Noida: Hearing postponed, defence seeks more time

Tuesday 10 September '13

Vikrant Tongad from Noida had submitted an application talking about the severe exploitation of groundwater in the area.
Respond to plea or pay Rs 10,000 fine: NGT to UP, Haryana officials

Saturday 7 September '13

The states have been given another two weeks to respond.
Stop permits for sand mining, NGT tells U’khand

Friday 6 September '13

Environment and Forests or the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority.
Water meters planned for borewell users

Wednesday 4 September '13

Noting that groundwater extraction had led to severe depletion in the water table, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday tasked an inter-governmental committee with forming a plan to fix meters and c...
Threatened with closure, Hauz Khas Village eateries to comply with waste water norms

Wednesday 4 September '13

After they were threatened with closure, restaurants in the bustling Hauz Khas Village have promised to comply with state pollution laws
NGT orders closure of polluting factories in Noida

Tuesday 30 July '13

The National Green Tribunal on Monday ordered for the third time that industries polluting in violation of state norms in Noida be shut down immediately
NGT issues warrant against chief secy

Saturday 27 July '13

Without naming Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, NGT chairperson Judge Swatanter Kumar issued a bailable warrant for Rs 20,000
Don't remove 1,400 trees for Outer Ring Road project: NGT

Wednesday 24 July '13

The merits of the Public Works Department are being questioned again at the National Green Tribunal for allegedly damaging trees for a second road construction project prematurely
Rs 5 lakh fine for dumping debris along Yamuna: Green Tribunal

Tuesday 23 July '13

Govt agencies tell NGT that 500 metric tonnes of debris is dumped every day
NGT-ordered report finds AIIMS, 8 others violating waste disposal norms

Saturday 20 July '13

Nine hospitals in Delhi, including All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), are not properly labelling or segregating biomedical waste.
Clean up Yamuna bank or pay from pocket: NGT to officials

Thursday 18 July '13

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday ordered government agencies responsible for cleaning Yamuna in the National Capital Territory (NCT) to meet immediately and prepare a beautification plan
NGT revokes ban on two of 34 firms shut for illegal groundwater use

Wednesday 17 July '13

Two of 34 companies that used to sell bottled water in Noida and Greater Noida till they were closed in February for illegally extricating and selling groundwater, were granted permission
No evidence to show we uprooted Vasant Kunj trees to widen road: PWD to court

Tuesday 16 July '13

A new lawyer for the Public Works Department (PWD) argued for an hour at the National Green Tribunal on Monday that there was no proof that the agency had illegally uprooted trees in Vasant Kunj for i...
Report by MoEF body says 267 trees felled for Vasant Kunj road project

Thursday 11 July '13

A report submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday estimated that nearly 267 trees, estimated to be worth Rs 74 lakh, were felled in Vasant Kunj
E-waste piles up in Delhi, govt plans tougher norms

Wednesday 10 July '13

The Delhi government is considering a move to either ban electronic waste from entering the national capital or to create an economic disincentive, such as a tax, to reduce the amount of e-waste in th...
Hike in parking charges, higher vehicle standards on Cabinet table

Tuesday 9 July '13

Department of Environment moves five-year plan to contain air pollution levels in the city
Contractor says slum-dwellers cut Vasant Kunj trees

Tuesday 2 July '13

The lawyer of a PWD contractor told the National Green Tribunal Bench on Monday that slum dwellers are to be blamed for the unlawful felling of dozens of trees in Vasant Kunj.
Vasant Kunj society wants to be party to tree-felling case

Tuesday 11 June '13

A group of residents have intervened in a legal battle about the unlawful felling of trees for a road-widening project in Vasant Kunj, saying that since construction has been on hiatus, their neighbor...
Unaware of Wildlife Act, city schools in dock for hoarding plant, animal specimens for study

Sunday 9 June '13

Schools in the city could be unintentionally violating the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 by hoarding animal and plant specimens in their laboratories.


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