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The National Green Tribunal expressed doubt about the permissibility and potential misuse of Environmental Compensation funds by CPCB, specifically for road construction by local bodies like GMC.

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The issue revolves around groundwater contamination in the State of Punjab, specifically due to anthropogenic and geogenic factors, resulting in severe health hazards and the negligent response of the State authorities exacerbates the situation.

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NGT noted that the news item raises substantial issue relating to compliance of the environmental norms, especially implementation of the provisions of the Indian Forest Act, 1980 and Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

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The National Green Tribunal acknowledged the serious concerns raised by the applicant regarding the alleged violations of environmental norms by the Respondent in developing the “Mayfield Garden” residential colony.

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The NGT directed the State Pollution Control Board to furnish the methodology of computation of Environmental Compensation within 15 days to enable the appellant to respond effectively.

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The illegal constructions in Noida and Greater Noida were being done with topsoil, leading to large-scale illegal mining of the topsoil in and around the villages, resulting in deep, catastrophic pits.

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Bengaluru is facing a water shortage of 500 million liters per day against the actual requirement of 2,600 MLD. 6,900 out of 14,000 borewells in the city have dried up, and the use of drinking water for certain purposes has been banned.

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The National Green Tribunal deemed the personal appearance of authorised officers from Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation and Ghaziabad Development Authority necessary for the next hearing.

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NGT relied on Supreme Court’s direction restricting diesel vehicles more than 10 years’ old to ply in NCR region.

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Effluents were released into the river water and the river was getting polluted due to untreated industrial and domestic waste.

SC on NGT’s frequent ex-parte orders
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“The Tribunal must tread carefully to avoid the oversight of propriety, the practice of ex-parte orders and the imposition of damages amounting to crores of rupees.”

revised action plan on stubble burning in Punjab
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“The action plan submitted by Punjab was expression of routine exercise of the State Departments, it lacked a definitive time schedule, proper linkages/ manifest system.”

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Arsenic has been detected in ground water in parts of 230 Districts and 25 States and fluoride in 469 Districts and 27 States.

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“The preparation of a comprehensive plan and remedial action for controlling this problem in 2024, needs to start now, including preventive steps.”

Tribunal RoundUp October and November
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A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from Tribunals, Regulatory Bodies, Commissions for the month of October and November 2023.

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The National Green Tribunal issued notice to Central Ground Water Authority; Ministry of Jal Shakti; Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and various States’ Department of Water Resources.

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Considering the human health aspect, the authorities are expected to take best possible measure to improve the air quality in the city.

stubble burning in Punjab
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The NGT said that the Chief Secretary’s direction to accord top priority to control the stubble burning and ensure that such incidents are immediately reduced to zero, however, did not bring about any fruitful results.

immediate remedial action for severe air quality index
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The Air Quality Bulletins showed that there are various cities where the air quality index has dipped to ‘very poor’ or even to ‘severe’ stage.

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“The use of firecrackers in cities/towns where air quality is ‘moderate’ or below was restricted to only green crackers only and for duration of not more than two hours and only for celebration of any specified festival or occasion”.