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Forest dept investigates complaint of fresh encroachments in Southern Ridge

In the complaint, Akash Vashishtha, who is an environmental activist and lawyer, said fresh constructions are being undertaken at these two locations, for which trees are being felled. The ecology of the southern ridge is deteriorating due to these encroachments, states the complaint.
Under the orders of the Delhi High Court, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is in the process of restoring Neela Hauz, a large pond in south Delhi. By March 2013, it is scheduled to complete the work that involves removing weed and hyacinth infestation, dredging, planting local trees and shrubs and constructing walking tracks. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
Under the orders of the Delhi High Court, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is in the process of restoring Neela Hauz, a large pond in south Delhi. By March 2013, it is scheduled to complete the work that involves removing weed and hyacinth infestation, dredging, planting local trees and shrubs and constructing walking tracks. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 12:34 AM IST
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NGT directs study to reduce menace of micro plastic in environment

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice A K Goel said violation of environmental norms in the handling of plastics is resulting in serious adverse health effects on human beings.
Representational image. (Wikimedia Commons)
Representational image. (Wikimedia Commons)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 07:54 PM IST
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Green tribunal paves way for wetland tag to Najafgarh jheel

Until the plan is prepared, however, the EMPs submitted by the Haryana and Delhi governments will be enforced, said a bench headed by NGT chairperson justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directing the two states to also submit action taken reports on the enforcement of their respective EMPs by July 31, 2022
According to a report submitted by a technical committee to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the problem of sewage entering the Najafgarh Jheel, estimated at nearly 350 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage entering through Gurugram and the surrounding villages of Delhi, also needs to be solved. (HT Archive)
According to a report submitted by a technical committee to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), the problem of sewage entering the Najafgarh Jheel, estimated at nearly 350 million litres per day (MLD) of sewage entering through Gurugram and the surrounding villages of Delhi, also needs to be solved. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 02:29 AM IST
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Supreme Court stays felling of 11,000 tress on Doon Expressway till November 26

  • The upcoming six-lane Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will reduce the travel time from 6 hours to 2.5 hours.
Supreme Court of India (HT File photo)
Supreme Court of India (HT File photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 11:04 PM IST
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Punjab allows use of green firecrackers on Diwali, Gurupurab for short duration

  • The state government has allowed the use of green crackers in other parts of Punjab for a very short period during festivals like Diwali, Gurupurab, Christmas and New Year Eve.
Punjab has also ordered e-commerce websites to not accept any orders and affect online sales of firecrackers within the state.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Punjab has also ordered e-commerce websites to not accept any orders and affect online sales of firecrackers within the state.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 08:05 PM IST
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