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Kailash Gahlot said Delhi is in a “peculiar situation” compared to other states because certain sections of the Centre’s proposed scrapping policy will not apply to the Capital, owing to orders by the apex court and the NGT.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi govt may move SC or NGT to seek changes in norms for old vehicles

By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:07 AM IST
  • The Centre’s policy allows 15-year-old private vehicles to ply, but with a much higher re-registration fee and strictly on the basis of a fresh fitness certificate.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT)

NGT calls for report on environmental violations by real estate developer

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 01:03 PM IST
A plea has been filed in the NGT alleging violation of environmental norms by the project of Wave City at Ghaziabad and High Tech City at Noida by real estate developers.
The NGT had also directed to launch awareness campaigns about the harmful effect of using substandard soaps and detergents.(HT Photo )
The NGT had also directed to launch awareness campaigns about the harmful effect of using substandard soaps and detergents.(HT Photo )

Delhi bans certain soaps, detergents to curb pollution in Yamuna

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 10:01 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal had in January accepted recommendations of a two-member expert panel which had suggested directing the Delhi government to issue orders "prohibiting sale, storage and transportation and marketing of detergents which do not conform to the revised BIS standards".
National Green Tribunal (HT File Photo)
National Green Tribunal (HT File Photo)

Industries cannot operate without prior environment clearance, says NGT

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 01:18 PM IST
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the State cannot allow the units to function without environment clearance on payment of compensation.
A file photo of the Bandhwari landfill site in Gurugram, Haryana.(Yogendra Kumar / HT)
A file photo of the Bandhwari landfill site in Gurugram, Haryana.(Yogendra Kumar / HT)

NGT slams Gurugram civic bodies for 'serious failure' at Bandhwari landfill site

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Bandhwari landfill case: The National Green Tribunal has also directed that compensation for damaging the environment may be deposited in a separate account and used for restoration of the ecology.
The state revenue and forest department announced that 1,387.39ha of mangroves land across 14 villages in Thane has been declared deemed forest land. (HT PHOTO)
The state revenue and forest department announced that 1,387.39ha of mangroves land across 14 villages in Thane has been declared deemed forest land. (HT PHOTO)

NGT panel finds damage to 30% mangroves in Andhra’s Kakinada

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:48 AM IST
The committee also directed the district administration not to proceed with the township project and to take “remedial measures” for “rejuvenation of mangroves”.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel said steps are reported to have been taken, the matter needs to be taken forward to ensure that freshwater is not used for gardening in public parks by the DDA and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.(Hindustan Times)
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel said steps are reported to have been taken, the matter needs to be taken forward to ensure that freshwater is not used for gardening in public parks by the DDA and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation.(Hindustan Times)

NGT directs Delhi Jal Board to ensure supply of treated water in public parks

PTI |
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 04:39 PM IST
"The DJB may ensure supply of such treated water with adequate pressure and wherever piped supply is not available, supply may be ensured by tankers," the bench said.
According to the data, the primary source of SOx in these areas is the brick manufacturing industry. The primary source of NOx (nitrogen oxides) pollutants is also the brick manufacturing industry. (Representative Image)(AP Photo)
According to the data, the primary source of SOx in these areas is the brick manufacturing industry. The primary source of NOx (nitrogen oxides) pollutants is also the brick manufacturing industry. (Representative Image)(AP Photo)

NGT directs immediate action against unauthorised brick kilns in Rajasthan

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 05:16 PM IST
The plea stated that the brick kilns emit toxic fumes containing suspended particulate matters rich in carbon particles and high concentration of carbon monoxides and oxides of sulphur (SOx) that are harmful to eye, lungs and throat.
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait(ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait(ANI Photo)

'Provide new tractors': Tikait to NGT on order to ban old diesel tractors

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 08:47 PM IST
'Tractor Kranti (revolution)' became a buzz word after farmer leader Rakesh Tikait's call on Saturday for mobilising support of tractor-owners for the ongoing stir against the contentious agri-marketing laws
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)
The presence of phosphates and surfactants in untreated sewage from Delhi, Haryana and UP is a major reason behind frothing in the river.(PTI)

Need at least 3 to 5 years to upgrade sewage treatment plants: Delhi government

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:52 PM IST
"The upgradation of all STPs in UP, Haryana and Delhi, which will substantially reduce the problem of foaming in the Yamuna, will take about three to five years," the government said.
The green panel asked Telangana state pollution control board to enforce the principle of 'Polluter Pays' in respect of the units which have been found to be violating the environmental norms.(HT File Photo)
The green panel asked Telangana state pollution control board to enforce the principle of 'Polluter Pays' in respect of the units which have been found to be violating the environmental norms.(HT File Photo)

NGT directs Telangana PCB to recover 1.55 cr from pharma firms for pollution

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 01:29 PM IST
The NGT passed the order after a committee recommended to impose environmental compensation for one year for all pharma formulation industries and six months to Shri Kartikeya Pharma which is engaged in Ayurvedic Ashwagandha extraction, as the pollution load is less.
EPR (Under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016) puts the onus on the manufacturers for the treatment, recycling, reuse or disposal of products after a consumer has used and disposed them.(PTI)
EPR (Under Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016) puts the onus on the manufacturers for the treatment, recycling, reuse or disposal of products after a consumer has used and disposed them.(PTI)

NGT directs govt to finalise EPR regime within 3 months

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:59 PM IST
The NGT said that state level authorities also need to take necessary effective steps for enforcement, including coercive measures.
The NGT was hearing a petition filed by NGO Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society seeking ban on the use of plastic bottle and multi-layered/plastic packages /pet bottles.(HT File Photo)
The NGT was hearing a petition filed by NGO Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society seeking ban on the use of plastic bottle and multi-layered/plastic packages /pet bottles.(HT File Photo)

NGT directs FSSAI to finalise draft Packaging Regulations within 3 months

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:11 PM IST
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the issue of use of plastic bottles and multi layered plastic packages for packaging of carbonated soft drinks, liquor and other items also needs to be further considered by the concerned authorities.
The NGT noted that India is one of the recognised mega-diverse countries of the world, harbouring nearly seven to eight per cent of the recorded species of the world.(Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)
The NGT noted that India is one of the recognised mega-diverse countries of the world, harbouring nearly seven to eight per cent of the recorded species of the world.(Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times)

NGT extends time for constitution of biodiversity management committees

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:28 PM IST
The order was passed after some states sought extension of time on account of the pandemic and also waiver of the requirement to pay compensation for the delay.
In this photo taken from a phone camera a tree is seen in the middle of a cemented pavement in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
In this photo taken from a phone camera a tree is seen in the middle of a cemented pavement in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

80% street trees in Vasant Vihar concretised

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:09 AM IST
The census also showed that over 450 trees had nails, tree guards, barbed wires etc. in or around them, 764 trees were lopped off and at least 793 trees were infested with termites.
With elephant corridors getting squeezed due to mining and rapid industrialisation, more and more elephants in Odisha are straying to human habitations for food and getting run over by speeding trains.(HT FILE PHOTO)
With elephant corridors getting squeezed due to mining and rapid industrialisation, more and more elephants in Odisha are straying to human habitations for food and getting run over by speeding trains.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Elephant run over by train in Odisha

Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Meanwhile, the National Green Tribunal gave three months’ time to the Odisha government to submit an action plan on elephant corridors in the state
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Tanuj Mittal alleging falsification of emission readings by Mercedes Benz.(AP representative image)
The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Tanuj Mittal alleging falsification of emission readings by Mercedes Benz.(AP representative image)

NGT junks review plea alleging falsification of emission readings by Mercedes Benz

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:22 PM IST
The NGT on October 19 had refused to entertain the plea alleging falsification of emission readings by the company.
The green court said that during Christmas and on New Year, the use of green crackers will be allowed between 11:55 pm to 12:30 am, but only at places where air quality is in the moderate zone or better.(File photo for representation)
The green court said that during Christmas and on New Year, the use of green crackers will be allowed between 11:55 pm to 12:30 am, but only at places where air quality is in the moderate zone or better.(File photo for representation)

National Green Tribunal extends ban on firecrackers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:55 AM IST
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday extended the ban on the sale and use of all firecrackers during the Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi-NCR and other cities, where the ambient air quality is in the poor category or worse.
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj.
A man rows a boat in the heavily polluted waters of the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj.

Only three effluent treatment plants along Yamuna meet standards: NGT-appointed panel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Expressing concern over the issue, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) panel has asked the Delhi government agencies to take short-term measures to improve the functioning of the plants. Also, it asked them to “explore strategies” to deal with effluents being discharged from non-conforming industrial areas.
After the Baghjan blow-up, investigators also found that four of nine calves born to domestic cows in neighbouring villages perished; of the four, two were still-born.(ANI)
After the Baghjan blow-up, investigators also found that four of nine calves born to domestic cows in neighbouring villages perished; of the four, two were still-born.(ANI)

After Baghjan blowout, no redressal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Fishermen have had to stop fishing for three months, and surrounding villages have been soaked by water laced with oil and chemicals, which are likely to leave an impact on the ecologically fragile region in the long term.
The Paramaparik Machhimar Bachao Kruti Samiti (Save Traditional Fishermen’s Action Committee) said the JNPT park was planned on buried mangrove forests and wetlands of Belpada.(Sourced)
The Paramaparik Machhimar Bachao Kruti Samiti (Save Traditional Fishermen’s Action Committee) said the JNPT park was planned on buried mangrove forests and wetlands of Belpada.(Sourced)

Maharashtra: Uran fishermen allege indiscriminate destruction of mangroves, oppose JNPT’s park proposal

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:34 PM IST
JNPT last week announced that it had planned to build a 200-hectare mangrove (eco) park to protect dense mangrove patches and house visiting galleries, mangrove walkthroughs (boardwalks), a nature interpretation centre, and a nursery with rare mangrove species, at Belpada in Uran
National Green Tribunal (HT Photo)
National Green Tribunal (HT Photo)

Rs 800 crore Environment Relief Fund lying unused, NGT slams Environment ministry

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The funds are meant for victims of accidents in the process of handling hazardous substances. “Travesty of justice,” the NGT said, on the non-utilisation of funds.
People burst fire crackers during 'Diwali' celebrations in New Delhi.(PTI)
People burst fire crackers during 'Diwali' celebrations in New Delhi.(PTI)

Residents claim ban enforcement weak, calls to cops went unheeded

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:55 AM IST
While residents claimed that the police were lax in enforcing the ban, the cops alleged that the locals did not cooperate especially in cases where people bursted crackers from their terrace and balconies.
On Diwali day and days preceding it, the police registered a total of 1,292 cases and held 926 people. In contrast, last Diwali season, the police had registered 433 cases and arrested 261 people.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
On Diwali day and days preceding it, the police registered a total of 1,292 cases and held 926 people. In contrast, last Diwali season, the police had registered 433 cases and arrested 261 people.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

850 held for flouting curbs, 1.2k cases filed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Data provided by the police shows that the number of people booked and held for selling and bursting firecrackers on Diwali night and in the days preceding it far outnumbered cases last year when there was a ban only on non-green firecrackers.
On November 9, NGT banned the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR from November 9 to 30, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
On November 9, NGT banned the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in NCR from November 9 to 30, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Diwali pollution: Delhi-NCR exhibits irresponsibility, again | HT Editorial

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 04:31 PM IST
If both governments and citizens are so lackadaisical about air pollution and its ill effects, even in the midst of a raging climate crisis and a pandemic, the Delhi-NCR region will struggle to get the clean, blue skies, good air, and the quality of life that it should aspire to.
OIL said that the well has been killed with brime solution.(ANI)
OIL said that the well has been killed with brime solution.(ANI)

Baghjan blowout well successfully killed, fire completely doused: Oil India Limited

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:59 PM IST
OIL tweeted that the situation is under control, adding that currently there is no pressure in well and the same will be observed for the next 24 hours.
To create awareness, Delhi Police also took to social media to warm the public about the ban on firecrackers and urged them to celebrate a clean and pollution-free Diwali.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
To create awareness, Delhi Police also took to social media to warm the public about the ban on firecrackers and urged them to celebrate a clean and pollution-free Diwali.(Amal KS/HT file photo)

Delhi Police puts up pickets, deploys flying squads to execute ban on crackers

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:54 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal imposed a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the National Capital Region from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) earlier on Monday imposed a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers from November 9 midnight to November 30.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) earlier on Monday imposed a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers from November 9 midnight to November 30.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

List of states which have banned firecrackers in Diwali

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:13 PM IST
While some states have announced a total ban, others have only prohibited the use of imported firecrackers during Diwali.
A newly installed smog tower at Lajpat Nagar central market, in New Delhi, India, on January 2, 2020.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
A newly installed smog tower at Lajpat Nagar central market, in New Delhi, India, on January 2, 2020.(Amal KS/HT file photo)

Gautam Gambhir inaugurates first-of-its-kind giant air purifier in Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar market

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The Gautam Gambhir Foundation has funded the purifier. Delhi BJP president Aadesh Gupta was also present at the inauguration event.
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai inspects water being sprayed on trees as a pollution control measure, near Raj Ghat Bus Depot, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times)
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai inspects water being sprayed on trees as a pollution control measure, near Raj Ghat Bus Depot, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times)

BJP instigating people to burst firecrackers, alleges Gopal Rai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Addressing the media, Rai said, “We want to appeal to the opposition to support us in fighting pollution. I also want to appeal to the people to light lamps and not firecrackers.”
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