Environmental LawsRecent Decisions of National Green Tribunal (NGT)

July 18, 20150

NGT remarks that Our Yamuna Revitalisation Plan Needs to Move on Priority


National Green Tribunal has warned States and public authorities of invoking its “punitive or contempt jurisdiction” for not following its orders saying its plan on revitalisation of Yamuna needs to move on priority basis and not at the “mercy of whims and fancies of some”.


NGT Raps Centre for Lack of Measures to Curb Air Pollution

Neither the Centre, nor the States are owning up responsibility for growing pollution or suggesting measures to curb it, the National Green Tribunal said asking whether they have no responsibility towards children suffering from the menace.


NGT Pulls up Rajasthan Government on Illegal Sand Mining


In a stern warning to Rajasthan Government, the National Green Tribunal has observed that its accounts might be attached and its officials could face punitive action, as they have not been able to stop illegal sand mining in the State.


NGT Asks 5 Mineral-Rich States to Survey All Asbestos Mines

National Green Tribunal has asked five mineral-rich States to survey all the asbestos and associated mineral mines and file a report stating the impact of overburden or waste lying at these mines and pits.


NGT observation on  non compliance of CSR activities by the Project Proponent


NGT in the matter of Bhagat Ram Sahu & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 14/07/2015 observed  non compliance and observance of the conditions of the Environment Clearance particularly with reference to the CSR activities as well as carrying out plantation and other schemes envisaged under the terms of the EC by the project proponent (Hirmi Cement Works, Ultratech Cement Limited) particularly in village Paraswani, Chhattisgarh.

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