The National Green Tribunal has been given original and appellate jurisdiction on which among the following maters?
1. Water related matters
2. Air related matters
3. Forest related matters
4. Biodiversity related matters
5. Mining related Matters
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Only 1, 2, 3 & 4

The NGT was launched in October 2010, for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. NGT has got original as well as appellate jurisdiction on matters pertaining to Seven Acts related to water, air, forest conservation, environment protection and biological diversity.

These acts are – Water Act, 1974, Water Cess Act 1977, Forest Act 1980, Air Act, 1981, Environment Protection Act, 1986, Public Liability Insurance Act, 1991 and Biodiversity Act, 2002.

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