TN strongly opposes Karnataka’s move to construct Mekedatu dam

Expressing its strong opposition, the Tamilnadu government reiterated that it will never allow Karnataka to build the Mekedatu dam across river Cauvery, Water Resources Minister Duraimurugan said. Continue Reading

Editorial: Water matter

While we suffer without enough water in summer, there is abundance of it during rains. However, maximum amount of it gets wasted and the main reason is said to be lack of preservation of waterbodies. Continue Reading

Editorial: Pollution, solution

Taking a tough stand in view of deteriorating air quality, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a total ban on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region from 9 November midnight of 30 November. Continue Reading

NGT bans crackers in many States in India

Taking a tough stand in view of deteriorating air quality, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today imposed a total ban on the sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region from 9 November midnight of 30 November. It has decided to put similar restrictions in places where air quality falls in ‘poor’, ‘very poor’, ‘severe’ categories. Continue Reading

Editorial: Precious resource

The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the Union government and the Central Pollution Control Board on a plea seeking quashing of a notification on groundwater extraction on the grounds that its commercial use was adversely affecting the flow of rivers and availability of drinking water in the country. Continue Reading

Editorial: Clean & Green

The National Green Tribunal Friday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to ensure that States and Union Territories (UTs) ban the use of petcoke and furnace oil as fuels in industries and switch to cleaner alternatives. Continue Reading

NGT junks plea seeking alternative methods to reduce air pollution

At a time when many parts of India are witnessing protests over cremation of bodies of people who died due to Covid-19, the National Green Tribunal has refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to install alternative methods of cremation to reduce air pollution and also to contain spread of coronavirus. Continue Reading

Editorial: Water worries

While slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water, the National Green Tribunal has said in view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water. Continue Reading

Locust: Handle with care

The National Green Tribunal has refused to entertain a plea seeking implementation of the Centre’s contingency plan to combat the looming locust attack saying there was nothing to show in the petition that no action is being taken by the authorities concerned in the matter. Continue Reading

Editorial: Taste of waste

E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to the packaging of their products, the Central Pollution Control Board told the NGT on Tuesday. Continue Reading