Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicNational Green Tribunal

Topic: National Green Tribunal

NGT rejects Omaxe plea seeking recall of order finding it guilty in Chandigarh project

Omaxe's submission that there is a violation of natural justice as it was not heard during formation of the committee that found it guilty of changing river Siswan's course was rejected.

‘Wholly disappointed’ — SC stays NGT order forming panel on Assam’s Baghjan oil well fire

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday stayed a National Green Tribunal order constituting a fresh six-member committee to fix responsibility for the failures of...

How do SC, NGT judgments impact the economy? NITI Aayog commissions study to find out

Study was commissioned 1.5 years ago to CUTS International, but was delayed due to pandemic. Many judges, lawyers & civil servants say it’s necessary.

Ministerial panel questioning NGT mandate, but forgets the body is always on Centre’s side

The National Green Tribunal decided on 34 appeals against the Centre’s decision to grant environmental clearances in 2020 — it dismissed all except three.

NGT-constituted panel pulls up Delhi Jal Board for inefficiency in reducing Yamuna pollution

Committee says though Covid lockdown certainly hit Yamuna Action Plan projects, delays have been ‘routine’ since before that.

Burnt homes, illnesses, damage to ecology — what Baghjan is left with months after OIL fire

NGT has recommended compensation for the affected families in Baghjan. But researchers say no ‘restorative process’ has been put in place.

Chinese fireworks ban to green crackers, Rs 1 lakh penalty — What states are doing for Diwali

Across India, different restrictions have been imposed on sale and use of firecrackers during the festive season in light of high levels of air pollution. A look at what they are.

NGT panel report finds OIL was operating in Baghjan without mandatory clearances

Panel recommends NGT should look at Assam Pollution Control Board for granting consent. OIL says ‘well-killing’ operations will be complete by Diwali.

NGT issues notice to Centre on plea seeking ban on firecrackers from 7-30 November

The plea referred to govt statements saying there will be rise in Covid cases during festive season due to air pollution and said use of green crackers will not remedy the situation.

NGT needs a full house of 20 members to properly function, but has been running on just 6

The govt has moved relatively quickly to set up an exclusive air pollution commission, but has been much slower to fill the vacancies in the existing NGT.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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