National Green Tribunal
14 Nov 2020
Delhi's air quality could turn 'severe' on Diwali night
Delhi's air quality remained 'very poor' on Saturday morning and is likely to turn 'severe' by night due to calm winds and emissions from firecrackers, government agencies reported.
09 Nov 2020
NCR: Total ban on firecrackers from midnight till November 30
Considering the rising air pollution levels, the National Green Tribunal on Monday imposed a total ban on the sale or usage of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR, which engulfs entire Delhi, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Haryana, till November 30.
29 Oct 2020
Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution
Days after it apprised the Supreme Court that it would bring a law to deal with the annual menace of air pollution, the Centre on Wednesday got President Ram Nath Kovind to sign an ordinance, that allows the setting up of a commission to look into the air quality in NCR.
07 Dec 2019
BJP leader Javadekar says, No Indian study shows pollution kills
On Friday, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar delivered an appalling statement, claiming no Indian study has established a direct link between pollution and a reduced lifespan.
26 Jul 2019
Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study
If you think eating your vegetables is going to assure good health, you might want to check again.
18 Feb 2019
SC sets aside NGT order; Sterlite plant to remain closed
In a big win for the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court, on Monday, refused to allow the re-opening of Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi.
05 Feb 2019
Stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar: NGT directs Punjab government
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Punjab government to stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar district and take action against the erring officers within three months.
01 Feb 2019
NGT raps DPCC over report on Wazirpur's 'polluting' industrial unit
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has slammed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) over its report on a factory allegedly causing pollution in Delhi's Wazirpur area, terming it a "fixed match".
26 Jan 2019
Sterlite employees to fast unto death if plant isn't re-opened
Permanent employees of the Sterlite copper smelter in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, have announced that they will all fast unto death from Monday if the government does not issue an order to re-open the plant.
17 Jan 2019
NGT to Volkswagen: Deposit Rs. 100cr tomorrow or face arrest
On Thursday, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered German car manufacturer Volkswagen to deposit Rs. 100cr with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) by 5pm tomorrow, as reparations for the 2015 emissions scandal.
30 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners
A couple of days after the Indian Air Force transported heavy-duty pumps to the rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, rescue operations have resumed, and authorities are making the final push.
28 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners
A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.
27 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead
After nearly two weeks of search operations to find 15 miners trapped inside a 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now fearing the worst.
16 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners
A couple of days after it was reported that 13 miners had been trapped inside an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya, the owner of the illegal mine has been arrested by the police.
16 Dec 2018
Vedanta welcomes NGT order; says workers will get back livelihood
Mining company Vedanta Ltd yesterday welcomed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order to resume operations at the company's facility in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu and said those affected by the plant's closure will get back their source of livelihood.
15 Dec 2018
NGT clears way for reopening of Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi
The Vedanta-owned Sterlite copper plant in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi has come a step closer to reopening.
14 Dec 2018
Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat-hole' mine
In an unfortunate incident, at least 13 coal miners are feared dead, after they got trapped in an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills.
04 Dec 2018
Seven construction companies fined for violating air-pollution control norms: SDMC
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has collected Rs. 3.5 lakh as penalties from seven construction companies for violation of air pollution control norms in the first three days of December, the civic body said yesterday.
03 Dec 2018
#DelhiAirPollution: Delhi government fined Rs. 25cr for not curbing pollution
At a time when the national capital is choking on "very poor" air, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a Rs. 25 crore fine on the Delhi Government for failing to curb pollution.
10 Nov 2018
Ensure staff, equipment in wildlife dept: Court to Delhi Government
A Delhi court has ordered the release of three snakes, rescued from two men, into their natural habitat and also directed the Delhi government to ensure proper staff and equipment at the 'understaffed' wildlife department.
10 Nov 2018
While Delhi chokes, Delhi CM Kejriwal is vacationing in Dubai
While Delhi is choking under a blanket of haze, its Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has flown out of the country is currently in Dubai with his wife on a "private trip".
08 Nov 2018
NGT forms committee over private colleges within Agra's bird Sanctuary
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a committee to decide whether two private engineering colleges have been constructed inside Agra's Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary.
01 Nov 2018
Social media account created for citizens' complaints: CPCB informs SC
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today informed the Supreme Court that it has created accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about Delhi-NCR pollution.
17 Oct 2018
Delhi-govt fined Rs. 50cr for inaction against steel pickling units
The National Green Tribunal yesterday fined Delhi government Rs. 50cr for not taking action against steel pickling units in residential areas as they fall under the prohibited list of industrial activity.
12 Oct 2018
NGT summons Delhi-govt official to explain action-plan on climate change
The National Green Tribunal has summoned an official of the Environment Department in Delhi to explain the proposed amendments made by AAP government in the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC).
02 Oct 2018
#KisanKrantiMarch: What are our farmers demanding?
Thousands of farmers today marched towards Delhi over demands ranging from farm loan waivers to cut in fuel prices.
10 Sep 2018
NGT seeks UP govt's report on dump yard near school
The National Green Tribunal has sought a report from UP government on a plea filed by a private school opposing setting up of a dump yard in Sitapur district on the ground that it was a health hazard.
04 Sep 2018
SC declines urgent hearing of plea regarding Sterlite plant case
The Supreme Court today declined urgent hearing on a plea by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the National Green Tribunal's order allowing Vedanta group access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the state.
26 Aug 2018
NGT directs CPCB to inquire about 51,837 industries in Delhi
The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to constitute a committee to inquire about the status of 51,837 industries in the Delhi which are running in residential areas without requisite approvals.
21 Aug 2018
Maharashtra to set-up study chairs in 13 varsities after Vajpayee
Maharashtra government will set up a study chair in the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in each of the 13 universities in the state, the state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced.
04 Aug 2018
Over 1L diesel-run cars off Delhi roads soon?
More than 1L diesel-run cars are likely to go off Delhi's roads soon.
28 Jul 2018
Ganga should have health warning like cigarette packs, NGT opines
Expressing concern over the quality of Ganga water, the National Green Tribunal has asked why the river can't have health warnings like the ones on cigarette packs.
27 Jul 2018
NGT anguished over Ganga's condition; says water unfit for use
The National Green Tribunal today said the water of the Ganga river, between Haridwar in Uttarakhand and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, was unfit for drinking and bathing and expressed anguish over the situation of the river.
23 Jul 2018
There can't be "blanket-ban" on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC
More than nine months after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, the SC has said a blanket ban is unacceptable.
19 Jul 2018
Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT
The NGT today expressed dissatisfaction over the cleaning up of Ganga and said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river.
15 Jul 2018
Hit by vacancies, NGT plans to hear cases using video-conferencing
Crippled by the delay in appointment of experts and judicial members, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) is planning to conduct hearings through video-conferencing to decide the environmental cases pending in its regional benches.
06 Jul 2018
Are religious acts allowed on government property? SC to decide
The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the question whether religious activities can be allowed on a government land or property in India.
05 Jul 2018
Lack of sewage-facilities: NGT slaps Rs. 50k fine on AAP-govt
The National Green Tribunal today slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on AAP government for not filing the reply on a plea alleging lack of sewage facilities in a South Delhi colony.
02 Jul 2018
NGT stays felling of 16,000 trees in Delhi till July-19
A week after the Delhi HC stayed the felling of 16,000 trees, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has extended the stay further, till its next hearing on July 19.
21 May 2018
DGCA moves NGT, says it's impossible to dump poop mid-air
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has moved National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking a stay and review of its December 20, 2016, and January 10 orders, which asked airlines to pay Rs. 50,000 as environmental compensation if their planes dump waste mid-air.