National Green Tribunal: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

NGT directs States to Establish Nodal Agency to protect Water Bodies

Published: November 23, 2020

The National Green Tribunal recently directed all the states and union territories to designate a nodal agency to protect the water bodies in their regions. The nodal Agencies may hold their meetings under the guidance of chief secretaries of the state. Also, the National Green Tribunal has further directed that the meeting should be held ..

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Facts Box: Key Findings of Katakey Panel

Published: November 5, 2020

On May 27, 2020, a major or fire broke out at Baghjan oil well of Oil India Limited. The fire couldn’t be put off till date. A Snubbing Unit from Canada is being brought to put off the fire. The Katakey Panel was set up by National Green Tribunal to provide a report about the ..

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Snubbing Unit from Canada to control Assam Baghjan fire burning for 5 months

Published: November 5, 2020

The Oil India Limited recently announced that a new technique snubbing unit is to be brought from Canada to control the oil well blowout in Assam’s Baghjan. Key Highlights The Oil India Limited owned Baghjan well erupted on May 27, 2020. It has been burning for more than five months now. The fire damaged the ..

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Kaleshwaram Project gets Environmental Clearance

Published: October 20, 2020

On October 20, 2020, the National Green Tribunal granted environmental clearance to the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project of Telangana. The Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest to form a 7-member expert committee to suggest rehabilitation and relief measures. Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project It is a multipurpose irrigation project on the Godavari river. ..

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Stricter Norms for Commercial Use of Groundwater Set by NGT

Published: July 28, 2020

The National Green Tribunal has set very stringent guidelines for the commercial use of groundwater in the country and it has specifically directed the concerned authorities to be proactive while granting permits, initiating punitive actions in case of breaches and mandating third-party compliance audit of businesses every year. This comes as the NGT stuck down ..

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