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Residents fume as plastic scrap burns in open fields

Illegal melting units too a menace A few minutes past midnight, a fire starts on a plot, fenced off with bamboo sticks, in the middle of a field in Kanonda village in Haryana. A mound of wrappers, spread over at least 150 sq m, is set on fire by five workers. As the flame spreads, […]

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Report sought on removal of encroachments from Badshahpur Fort area

Following a plea seeking restoration of green areas and removal of illegal encroachments from the Badshahpur Fort area in Gurugram, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the District Magistrate to furnish an action-taken report. The directions came after a report submitted by Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, said that “some steps have been taken for compliance” […]

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NGT to DDA: furnish report on south Delhi lake rejuvenation

‘Conservation of waterbodies is essential for environment’ The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to submit an action taken report on the rejuvenation of the Neela Hauz lake in south Delhi. Stating that the conservation of waterbodies is essential for the environment, a Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice […]

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Tannery owners block highway to protest power disconnection in Kanpur

A day after the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) ordered the district authorities to disconnect power supply of all the 225 existing tanneries in the city, thousands of tannery owners and workers blocked the Kanpur-Lucknow highway for over eight hours to protest against the decision on Thursday. According to police, when they tried to […]

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Green nods eased in 5 years of NDA govt: Official data

Environmental clearance processes across industrial sectors have eased since the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) assumed office, according to a compilation of official documents related to environment impact assessment (EIA) between December 2014 and January 2019. Industry bodies have welcomed the simplification of rules, documented in the compilation published by the environment ministry last Tuesday, but […]

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NGT tells CPCB, UPPCB to submit report on pollution

From distillery in Meerut after plea alleges The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board and the Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board to look into a plea alleging pollution from the discharge of chemical effluents by a Meerut-based distillery. A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said, “Let […]

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Kadapa dumping yard to become a park: NGT

10-acre site to be developed in a systematic manner The Ukkayapalli dumping yard on the outskirts of Kadapa city would soon become a full-fledged park by infusing funds to the tune of ₹23 crore. National Green Tribunal (NGT) State-level committee chairperson Justice B. Seshasayana Reddy visited Ukkayapalli and Maddimadugu dumping yards on Wednesday to inspect […]