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NGT fines West Bengal for waste management failure

Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed environmental compensation of Rs 3,500 crore on West Bengal for failing to manage solid and liquid waste. Key Points In the budget of the financial year 2022-23, the West Bengal government had ..

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Stricter Norms for Commercial Use of Groundwater Set by NGT

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 ..

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New panel to review findings in Goa’s Private forest lands

The Government of Goa has decided to establish a 3-member committee to review the findings of earlier high-level panels which had been formed to verify the identity of private forest lands in the state. What has happened? This recent move ..

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Glass-coated ‘Manjha’ for Kites

Manja (or manjha) is the abrasive (rough) connecting string which is used for fighter kites in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It is gummed, colored and coated with powdered glass. While the tradition of kite-flying has got deep roots ..

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Chardham highway project

The Chardham highway project which aims to provide a road link to the four holy places in Uttarakhand via a 900-km all-weather road has been granted clearance by a bench of the Supreme Court. What has happened? A Bench of ..

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Water for Cricket Fields Maintenance

Hearing the petition filed by an NGO, Friends the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered an expert committee to submit a report on ways to save water. Petition of NGO The petition alleges that the Delhi and District Cricket Association ..

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