The dams and rampant mining of sand from the foreshore and riverbed of the Narmada River have caused significant damage to the riverine ecology, affecting livelihoods of people living in the river valley.
Kolhapur floods: Activist blames Maharashtra govt, claims areas along Panchganga river redefined as residential zone
Hundreds of villages in Kolhapur and neighbouring Sangli were flooded after heavy rains earlier this month
Mission Paani: Delhi govt's Yamuna water conservation project appears feasible, but needs nod of NGT, farmers
Plans are afoot to conserve water in the 22-kilometre Yamuna floodplain stretch — starting from Palla, where the river enters Delhi, to the other end in Wazirabad — to tide over the looming water crisis.
SC agrees to examine NGT's powers to take suo motu cognisance; senior advocate Anand Grover appointed as amicus curiae
The SC on Friday agreed to examine a legal question whether the NGT, established in 2010 to deal with cases pertaining to environmental issues, has the power to take cognisance of a matter on its own
Inhumane, unregulated animal agriculture practices in India extract a heavy toll on us, and the environment
The poultry industry has grown unregulated such that it impacts the weakest sections of society: residents near these farms, the environment and the birds themselves.
SC directs Meghalaya govt to deposit Rs 100 cr with CPCB for causing environmental degradation by 'illegal, unregulated' coal mining
Environmental degradation by illegal and unregulated coal mining has taken place in Meghalaya, the Supreme Court held Wednesday and directed the state to deposit Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board for restoration work. It said however that Meghalaya has very limited sources of revenue and allowed it to transfer Rs 100 crore from the Environment Protection and Restoration Fund. A total of 15 miners were trapped on 13 December last year in an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 kilometres deep inside a forest, when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it.
Supreme Court directs Meghalaya govt to pay Rs 100 crore fine imposed by NGT for failure to curb illegal coal mining
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the Rs 100 crore fine imposed on it by the NGT for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
Sterlite Copper tells Madras HC that Tamil Nadu govt's closure order of Tuticorin unit is 'naked' discrimination
Vedanta group's Sterlite Copper on Wednesday told the Madras High Court that the Tamil Nadu government's closure order against its Tuticorin unit was nothing but discrimination. The state government had earlier justified its closure order in its counter affidavit. Unit general manager Sathyapriya said reports of the various committees, constituted by the National Green Tribunal, in support of the unit cannot be ignored.
Local Goa community actively pursues conservation of the Bondov Lake, which is on a high-value real estate area. Their efforts have yielded a consultation that will potentially declare area a wetland.
National Green Tribunal raps Bihar, Jharkhand, WB govts for inaction over damage to Ganga, slaps penalty of Rs 25 lakh
The NGT has rapped the of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal govts and slapped a penalty of Rs 25 lakh on them for inaction over continued damage to Ganga
The states were expected to submit action plans for plastic disposal by 30 April to the Pollution Control Board.
Over 25 state govts face Rs 1 crore fine for flouting NGT’s deadline for submitting action plans on plastic waste disposal
Over 25 state governments may have to pay environment compensation of Rs one crore each for not submitting their respective action plans on systematic disposal of plastic waste to the CPCB as the 30 April deadline
Sterlite Copper on Wednesday expressed hope that it will resume operations in the next couple of months at its Tutocrin plant which was shut after 13 people died during protests a year ago
India's solar power programme has no policy to address waste. Leaching of these hazardous chemicals into the ecosystem can result in loss of biodiversity.
NGT asks Ministry of Defence to submit report on compliance of environmental norms by Indian armed forces
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Ministry of Defence to submit a report on a plea seeking scientific disposal of waste generated by weapons, hospitals and other establishments of the armed forces
Illegal limestone mining near Gir forest: NGT orders state govt to submit report on environmental damage
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the Gujarat government to submit a report of environmental damage due to illegal limestone mining in Gir Somnath and Junagadh districts of Gujarat after an NGO filed an application that these mines were operating without the required permissions.
The state government ordered closure of Sterlite's copper unit in the backdrop of protests by the locals against it turning violent and resulting in the death of 13 people in police firing on 22 May, 2018.
Delhi Police, traders clash over sealing drive in Mayapuri, many injured in 'stone pelting'; Arvind Kejriwal claims officials beat locals
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel had directed the chief secretary and the chairman and member secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, to respond why they should not be jailed and prosecuted if illegal activities were not stopped and people kept suffering on account of illegal activities.
NGT's ban & DDA's 'strong' efforts to reclaim the river's floodplains have not worked the way they hoped.