Govt note warns of severe water crisis in India in next few years, calls for curbs on over exploitation of rivers, ground water
The government not says that by 2025, water availability per person in India will decline significantly and lead to a water-stressed condition across the country.
NGT has directed Volkswagen to pay the penalty in a matter of two months time.
Four Supertech officials arrested for flouting NGT norms on pollution at site; slapped Rs 5 lakh fine
The no objection certificates (NOCs) that were issued for some work were not in the name of Supertech.
Supreme Court sets aside NGT order permitting reopening of Vedanta's Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin
Mining company Vedanta's Sterlite Copper Plant saw major protests in Tamil Nadu against pollution to the water caused by the plant with the presence of heavy metals found in the underground water.
Illegal sand mining Part 3: Bihar govt's attempted crackdown sends prices soaring; officials face axe as rivers in ruin
The crackdown on illegal business of sand and its resulting scarcity has largely affected construction work, rendering hundreds of daily wage workers jobless.
NGT slaps Rs 20 crore fine on Rajasthan government for inaction on Bandi river pollution by local textile industries
A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore directed the Rajasthan chief secretary to deposit the money as an interim amount within one month towards environment compensation to the Central Pollution Control Board, which may be recovered from the polluters
Many laws, failed implementation: New UN report explains why countries are unable to protect environment
The UN report noted that the number of attacks on environmental defenders is only increasing; in 2017 alone, 197 environmental defenders were murdered.
Illegal sand mining: Congress govt in Madhya Pradesh fails to address menace despite tall pre-poll promises; state rivers suffer
Although the new government in Madhya Pradesh promised a slew of measures to tackle the problem, the ground reality is much grimmer.
The judges said that 'elephants have the first right on the forest' in response to the refinery's appeal.
Volkswagen vows to comply with NGT order to deposit Rs 100 cr; reiterates firm's vehicles adhere to emission norms
Volkswagen's response came after the NGT slammed it for not depositing Rs 100 crore in accordance with its November 16, 2018 order and directed the company to submit the amount within 24 hours.
National Green Tribunal puts allegations on Volkswagen for using ‘cheat device’ in emission tests of its diesel vehicles.
Emission row: Volkswagen to object to certain recommendations of NGT panel, says vehicles from group BS-IV compliant
The company insisted that its vehicles were compliant with Indian emission norms and claimed that "the committee appointed by the NGT has accepted that Volkswagen Group India has not violated the permissible limits under BS-IV norms".
Chardham development plan: SC nod to construction of ongoing projects, green activists fear 'irreversible damage'
The Supreme Court gave its nod to ongoing projects under the government's ambitious Chardham development plan, which proposes to provide all-weather connectivity to the four holy towns of Uttarakhand.
Supreme Court refuses to stay NGT order of Tamil Nadu govt's decision to close Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the green tribunal's order of setting aside the Tamil Nadu government's decision to close Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin.
NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal coal mining, gives state 2 months to pay CPCB
NGT chairperson AK Goel imposed a fine worth Rs 100 crore on the state for its inaction to curb illegal mining, after a recent report filed in the NGT stated that most of the mines were operating in the state without a licence.
Sterlite row: Tamil Nadu govt moves Supreme Court challenging NGT order to reopen Thoothukudi copper smelter
The Tamil Nadu government had sought permanent closure of Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant in May 2018. The state pollution control board had said the smelter, which was shut pending renewal of its operating license, had been preparing to resume production without permission.
Uttar Pradesh govt asks NCR districts to ensure EPCA orders on pollution are implemented; violators may face arrest, hefty fines
The UP govt asked districts in western part of the state adjoining Delhi to strictly adhere to a three-day ban on industrial and construction activities imposed by EPCA
Meghalaya mine mishap: Operation to rescue trapped miners temporarily suspended, will resume once more powerful pumps are available
About 20 miners on 13 December entered the quarry owned by Krip Chullet. After reaching the bottom of the pit, they entered horizontal manholes, often termed as 'rat-holes', as each just about fits one person. Five persons were able to climb out of the flooded mine, leaving the others behind.
Tuticorin protests: Madras HC restrains NGT order allowing Sterlite plant to reopen, asks Tamil Nadu govt to decide on filing appeal
In a setback to Sterlite, the Madras High Court on Friday ordered status quo as existed before the National Green Tribunal set aside a Tamil Nadu government order for the closure of the company's copper plant in Tuticorin.
Man held in connection with Meghalaya mine mishap admit he's owner of quarry, two mine managers still absconding
Fifteen miners were trapped in the "rat-hole" mine on 13 December after water from nearby Lytein river gushed into it. All efforts to trace the labourers have turned futile as the water level in the mine showed no signs of receding in the past 11 days.