National Green Tribunal (NGT) Current Affairs, GK & News

Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission

National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed to constitute a ‘Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission’ Highlights NGT passed this order by taking note of ‘unscientific handling and storage’ of fly ash by coal thermal power stations. For instance, it took note of draining of industrial effluents and fly ash in the Rihand Reservoir. Fly Ash Management and Utilisation Mission ..

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Supreme Court on National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) position

Supreme Court in a landmark judgement noted that, “National Green Tribunal does have suo moto powers and it can hear environmental issues on its own”. Key Points This order came even though Union government said NGT does not have powers to hear environmental cases on its own. Court also noted that, holding any other interpretation ..

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SC stays NGT order of prohibiting use of parks for functions

Supreme Court has put stay on National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of prohibiting use of parks for social, commercial, marriage or any other functions. Key Facts Supreme court bench comprising of Justices Indira Banerjee and V Ramasubramanian noted that, use of parks will not be permitted for more than 10 days in a month under ..

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Panel set up on Mekedatu Dam Construction

A committee was set up by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to submit report on alleged violation of norms in construction of a reservoir across Cauvery river at Mekedatu in Karnataka. Highlights NGT bench consisting of Justice K Ramakrishnan took suo motu cognizance of newspaper report regarding the dam. Report states Karnataka proposes to construct a ..

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NGT sets up Committee to prevent unscientific mining in Meghalaya

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) have established an oversight committee on March 15, 2021 comprising of twelve members in order to prevent the unregulated and Unscientific mining in Meghalaya. The committee was established after the NGT observed that rat-hole mining is so often in Meghalaya despite the government has put ban on it. Highlights The ..

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