Environmental LawsDecisions of National Green Tribunal on Environmental Laws

August 9, 20150

National Green Tribunal is not only very harsh in its verdict but also makes  India to stand  third country in the world, after New Zealand and Australia , to have exclusive court , i.e NGT, to deal with environment laws.


NGT Directs Centre not to Fumigate Plane with Passengers on Board

 National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in aircraft while passengers are on board. The order came on a plea filed by a US-based neurologist, who alleged that spraying such pesticides could have an adverse impact on health.

 NGT Bans Construction in Sundarbans

National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Zone Bench has ordered a blanket ban on construction in the Sundarbans.

NGT to UP Government: Provide Potable Water in 6 Districts

National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to provide potable water to villages of six districts namely Baghpat, Meerut, Saharanpur, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar and Ghaziabad. These villages have been reeling from the impact of highly polluted ground water.

 NGT to Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF): Formulate Scheme for Disposal of E-Waste

National Green Tribunal has directed the MoEF to convene a meeting of various stakeholders and propose a scheme for environment-friendly disposal of e-waste.

Notice by NGT to 66 Offenders Dumping Waste on Railway Tracks

National Green Tribunal has issued notice to 66 offenders who were caught dumping waste on railway tracks in the national capital and also refused to pay Rs 5,000 fine as per orders of the green panel.

NGT Denys to Lift Stay on Sand Mining in MP

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has refused to lift its stay on sand mining in riverbeds during monsoons. The Tribunal has previously stayed sand mining in entire State on the ground that it is damaging river ecology.

 NGT Denies Permission to Rafting Camps in Rishikesh

National Green Tribunal has refused permission to rafting camps operating from the banks of Ganga from Shivpuri to Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

 NGT Issues notice to 3,000 illegal nurseries on Yamuna Bank

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to around 3,000 illegal nurseries on the Yamuna floodplains.

 NGT Imposes Rs 15 lakh Penalty on Sarpanch for Felling Trees

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 15 lakh on a former sarpanch and a gram sevak for felling 3000 trees in the forest area of a village.

 NGT Raps DSIIDC Over Functioning of CETPs in Okhala and Lawrence Road

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rapped Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC) over functioning of common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in Okhla and Lawrence road.

 NGT Raps NHAI Over Delay in Installation of Weighbridges

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has pulled up National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for delay in installation of weighbridges at different entry points to the National capital.


by Anand Mishra, Founder Advocate, AMLEGALS

( The author is a leading advocate and handling cases in Tribunals & High Courts of India. He can be contacted on anand@amlegals.com .For more please refer www.amlegals.com .)

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