Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicNational Green Tribunal

Topic: National Green Tribunal

Modi govt wants farmers to pay for groundwater but puts onus on states to get them to do it

In draft guidelines to regulate groundwater, Modi govt has advised states to bring in suitable water pricing policy and review free or subsidised electricity to agriculture sector.

How Delhi’s air crisis can be resolved by curbing paddy cultivation in Punjab, Haryana

The solution is to shift more farmers of Punjab & Haryana from paddy to vegetables, fruits. Govt has to nudge farmers using incentives & disincentives.

NGT working with just 6 members instead of at least 21, zonal benches vacant for 2 yrs now

NGT claims it has disposed of 90% of cases it has received, but lawyers dispute it, say cases often do not even come up for hearing.

SC body expresses ‘reservation’ on CJI Gogoi’s response to sexual harassment charges

Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association says charges must be dealt with according to law. But SC staffers come out in support of CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

Volkswagen fined Rs 500 crore by NGT for damage to environment

The NGT said that Volkswagen's use of a 'cheat device' in diesel cars caused the damage, and directed it to deposit the money in two months.

Sterlite copper plant to stay shut in Tamil Nadu as Supreme Court sets aside NGT order

Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant was closed in May 2018 amid violent protests over pollution concerns. In December, the NGT asked the Tamil Nadu govt to reopen it.

NGT slams Volkswagen for not depositing Rs 100 crore as per its 2018 order

NGT had directed Volkswagen to deposit the amount with the CPCB over its alleged use of a ‘cheat device’ in diesel cars to beat environmental norms.

Use Google maps to solve road jams & help improve air quality: NGT tells traffic police

The National Green Tribunal's (NGT) directive is aimed at cutting down traffic jams to decrease Delhi's severe air pollution.

Military finally deployed 16 days after Meghalaya mine collapse

The air force and the navy have both been pressed into action to try and rescue the 15 trapped labourers, but the delay has drawn flak from society. 

No one is bothered because we are poor, say families of trapped Meghalaya miners

It has been over a week since waters from a river flooded an illegal Meghalaya mine, trapping at least 15 people inside.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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