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Approach appropriate tribunal for water release, says NGT

Pleas sought adequate release of water from Sardar Sarovar Dam The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed a plea that sought adequate release of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the downstream areas of the Narmada, stating that there is a separate tribunal to adjudicate the particular matter. A Bench headed by NGT judicial […]

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Kerala: NGT seeks report on sand mining

The bench took cognizance of a report in The Indian Express titled, “17-year-old’s video gets Kerala talking of impact of sand mining”. Taking suo motu cognizance of a report in The Indian Express, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday sought a reply from the Kollam District Magistrate on the environmental impact of sand mining in […]

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NGT seeks report on interlinkingof Godavari, Krishna and Pennar

Not clear if clearances are obtained, says petition The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest & Climate Changed (MoEF) and the APPCB to submit to it a “factual report” on the status of the Godavari-Krishna-Penna river linkage within a month. A four-member bench with Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel as […]

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NGT stays notification on groundwater

Tribunal calls Dec. 12 fiat ‘unsustainable’ Terming a December 12 notification issued by the Union Water Resources Ministry on the extraction of groundwater, as “unsustainable,” the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Centre to “not give effect” to it as it had “serious shortcomings.” A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel […]

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NGT bans quarrying on Nandhaur river in Uttarakhand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has put a stop on quarrying on the Nandhaur river citing its proximity to the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary in Nainital district, barely a month after the process of extracting sand and gravel for construction purposes had begun for the current season. The ban rekindles issues of employment for labourers who […]

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NGT bans mining activities within 10 km of Sariska tiger reserve

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all mining activities within 10 km radius of the Sariska Tiger Reserve be stopped immediately. The order was issued when the tribunal was hearing an appeal challenging environmental clearance granted to 24 mining projects with 10 km radius of the reserve’s boundary. “We direct that all mining activities […]