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‘Look into plea claiming pollution by scrap dealers’

NGT seeks report on Seemapuri units Following allegations of pollution caused by burning of plastics and other chemical substances by scrap dealers in Seemapuri, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought a report from the East Delhi Municipal Corporation. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the civic body to take […]

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Gurugram civic body told to deposit ₹25 lakh performance guarantee

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Gurugram Municipal Corporation to furnish a performance guarantee of ₹25 lakh to stop leachate at the Bandhwari landfill site. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel has directed the civic body to deposit the amount within one month. Directing the civic body to follow […]

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SC rejects Meghalaya miners’ plea on coal transportation

After at least 16 miners were trapped in a flooded mine on December 13, the apex court has refused to allow the transportation of extracted and assessed coal beyond January 31. The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a set of pleas by coal miners in Meghalaya to let trucks move coal in transit before a […]

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Cheat devices: NGT tells Volkswagen India to deposit ₹500 crore

Hikes compensation for ‘deterrence’ The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday directed Volkswagen India to deposit a sum of ₹500 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) within two months for using cheat devices in its diesel vehicles. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel enhanced the compensation amount of ₹171 […]

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NGT slaps Rs 500 cr fine on Volkswagen for ‘cheat device’

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on German auto major Volkswagen for damaging the environment through the use of “cheat device” in its diesel cars in India.  A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the carmaker to deposit the amount within two months.  The […]

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NGT slaps Rs 500-crore fine on Volkswagen for using cheat devices

The expert panel report accessed by The Indian Express, and filed on December 24, 2018, had estimated that Volkswagen cars released approximately 48.678 tonnes of NOx in 2016. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday ordered automobile giant Volkswagen to pay Rs 500 crore as fine for “intentionally programming its diesel engines with cheat devices”. The Indian […]

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Builders welcome NGT order

Greens say it will kill lakes In May 2016, when the NGT had reassigned the buffer zone for lakes to 75 metres from the previous 30 metres, a large number of houses suddenly became illegal. The expansion of the buffer zone saw these properties lose the right to develop. The Supreme Court overruling this order […]

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Website to curb pollution of Yamuna launched

New platform to be one-stop destination for all information related to the river Complaints and suggestions regarding pollution of the Yamuna river can now be lodged with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) appointed monitoring committee at its newly launched website. Monitoring committee member Shailaja Chandra said that the NGT had directed the committee to set […]