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L-G pushes for single app for civic plaints 5.1.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
He also deployed 70 additional environment marshals to check polluting activities in the city.
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LPG project in limbo as govt is yet to make up its mind 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
Project opponents plan to appeal against NGT order, to step up public protest
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‘Decide on elevated road project within a month’ 5.1.2018 Hindu: News
NGT directs MoEF to look into environmental clearance
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Meeting over solid waste mgmt held 5.1.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

LUDHIANA, January 4

To resolve the issue of solid waste management in city, a meeting between Principal Secretary of Local Bodies Department and officials of Municipal Corporation and A2Z group  held at Chandigarh. The meeting was carried out following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The NGT had earlier directed the Chief Secretary Punjab to take up the case and try to resolve the issue with an aim to ensure that the Refused Drive Fuel (RDF) Plant at Ludhiana is permitted to operate without any further delay. The Chief Secretary was also directed to submit a report in this regard on January 16.

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Bengaluru's dust is the silent new killer: Study 5.1.2018
BENGALURU: Pollution-related lifestyle diseases have killed nearly 38% of people aged above 40 in Karnataka, states a study, India: Health of Nation"s States 2017.  In the state, 37.2% of people in the age group of 40-69 and 36.8% over 70 years old died due to cardiovascular diseases in 2016, the study reveals. Chronic respiratory diseases are the second biggest killers. The state also had the highest number of deaths caused by cerebrovascular diseases. "Pollution monitoring systems have to be placed in sensitive areas of the city to let people know pollution levels and take precautions. Use of electric vehicles and allowing odd-even numbered vehicle on roads on alternate days can be the solutions," said Bangari Girish, a cardiologist, Kamadhenu Hospital. He cautioned that masks are not a solution. The study was conducted as the India state-level disease burden initiative with contribution from the Indian Council of Medical Research, Public Health Foundation of India and ...
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NGT issues notice to real estate developer 4.1.2018 deccanherald.com
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday issued a notice to a property developer for raising constructions allegedly in the buffer zone of the Kaikondrahalli Lake near Sarjapur. The green bench, headed by acting chairman Justice U D Salvi, sought a response from the Bengaluru-based SJR Prime Corporation Pvt Ltd within six days, acting on a petition filed by advocate K S Ravi. The tribunal posted the matter for further consideration on January 10. The petitioner, represented by advocate P Ramaprasad, claimed that the constructions were raised in violation of the directions issued by the tribunal. He contended that the authorities, particularly the BBMP, Lake Development Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore Development Authority and others have turned a blind eye to the illegalities resorted to by the developer. The applicant has sought direction from the tribunal to seal the multi-storey ...
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NGT refuses to entertain plea for 'one family, one car' policy 4.1.2018 PTI: All news
NGT refuses to entertain plea for 'one family, one car' policy
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Rainwater harvesting: NGT issues warrant against DMRC MD 4.1.2018 PTI: All news
Rainwater harvesting: NGT issues warrant against DMRC MD
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Corporation gets ready for Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Civic body has already started the work to step up segregated collection of waste by repairing damaged carts and bins
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Publishing of NRC list 1st step, lot to be done: Abhijeet Sharma 4.1.2018 DNA: Top News
Abhijeet Sharma of the Assam Public Works (APW), petitioner in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) case in the Supreme Court, says there's nothing to be happy about the draft list. Sharma, whose writ petition in the Supreme Court in January 2009 has led to the upgradation of the NRC in Assam, says in their scheme of things, the publishing of the list is just the first step, and that there's a lot more work to be done. Sharma's dream is to see an Assam bereft of what he terms as 'non-Indians', an idea that has stuck with a lot of Assam's upper class Hindu people, but one that remains tightly contested by the state's religious minorities. Sharma says his dream will be realised the day a non-Indian will finally be shorn of his right to vote in this country. APW, formed in November 2007, identifies itself as a social organisation that was formed "to fight the extremists and their killings of innocent people in the state", says Sharma. While the demand to upgrade the NRC was first formally put forward by ...
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NGT's southern bench comes to standstill 4.1.2018 DNA: Top News
The functioning of the National Green Tribunal's Southern Bench came to a standstill with the retirement of its lone judicial member MS Nambiar. Nambiar who retired on Tuesday was heading the single bench in Chennai since November last year after the retirement of another expert member PS Rao. The Chennai bench remained very active over the years next only to the principal bench in New Delhi. Under the NGT act, a regular bench should comprise of one judicial and one expert member to handle the expeditious disposal of cases pertaining to environmental issues. After the bench lost its quorum in November last year with the retirement of an expert member, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) issued a notification empowering the NGT chairperson to constitute single member benches. Sources in the NGT said that steps were already taken by MoEFCC to appoint judicial members and expert members to fill up the vacancies. "Already the process for appointment has commenced and ...
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One family-one car policy premature: NGT 4.1.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Disposing of the plea, a bench headed by acting chairperson Justice U.D. Salvi allowed the petitioner to approach the authority concerned.
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National Green Tribunal warrant against DMRC chief Mangu Singh 4.1.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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HC stays NGT order on closing 19 tanneries in Jalandhar 4.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 3 Ruling that the shutting down of leather industries in Punjab would have grave implications, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) recent order on the closure of 35 units, including 19 tanneries in Jalandhar district. Also read:  Stay on NGT order brings relief to tannery owners The Vacation Bench of Justice Kuldip Singh and Justice Rajbir Sehrawat also stayed further proceedings before the NGT’s Principal Bench in New Delhi. The order will remain in operation at least till March 9, when the matter would be taken up by a High Court Division Bench. The directions came on a petition filed by the Punjab Leather Federation and other petitioners against the NGT and other respondents against the interim order passed on December 18, 2017. The Bench was told that the NGT’s Principal Bench directed the closure of 19 “non-compliant” industries and 16 others already lying closed. Challenging the order, the ...
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Stay on NGT order brings relief to tannery owners 4.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 With the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of shutting down 19 tanning units, leather manufacturers have heaved a sigh of relief. Being the peak season for tannery owners, the city-based manufacturers were in trouble since the imposition of the recent NGT orders.  The tannery owners had been claiming that the NGT had issued orders in a hurry as it did not provide a chance for hearing to them. They also accused the green body of ignoring the fact that their case is already in the High Court.  The court had even set up a pollution monitoring committee with the Deputy Commissioner as its chairman. Even the Chief Engineer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board has regularly been visiting and giving status reports of treatment plants and other facilities to the court from time to time. Leather manufacturer Amandeep Sandhu said, “The stay on the orders of the NGT has vindicated our stand on the issue. We had already been ...
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Students make use of discarded peel to increase shelf life of fruits, veggies 4.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 1 To reduce pollution and utilise the peels of fruits and vegetables, which just pile up as garbage dumps, students of Class X of BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, have turned the peels in a useful substance called pectin. More so, students along with their teacher have developed a biodegradable coating which can increase the shelf life of fruits, vegetables and other eatables multifold. Though the main use of pectin is as a gelling agent, thickening agent, stabiliser in food, in addition to being used for providing jelly-like consistency to jams, etc., the team has gone a step further in developing the coating. Considering the importance of the project and its utility, the project has been considered among the best 15 projects at the national-level during National Children’s Science Congress, which concluded in Gujarat yesterday. Amarpreet Kaur, biotechnology teacher who is guiding the project, said millions get spent on procuring pectin, which is used in ...
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NGT’s last judicial member retires, petitioners in a fix 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Say cost of approaching Principal Bench in Delhi prohibitive
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NGT paralysed as members retire 4.1.2018
Chennai: Normal work was paralysed in the Southern Bench of the National Green  Tribunal, Chennai, as judicial member Justice M. S. Nambiar retired on Tuesday. When matters came up for hearing before the tribunal on Wednesday, officials adjourned them to January 30 and February 7. The National Green Tribunal was established on October 18, 2010,  under the National  Green  Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources. The NGT, a specialised body, is equipped with the necessary expertise to handle environmental disputes involving multi-disciplinary issues. The tribunal has been mandated to dispose of applications or appeals  within six months of filing. The Southern Bench of the National  Green Tribunal was constituted in November 2012 and deals with issues pertaining to the environment and ecology in the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, ...
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Identify areas to store stubble: NGT to States 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Tribunal wants information on mode of utilisation of stubble
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NGT dismisses plea seeking policy of one car per family 4.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Green panel calls plea premature, asks petitioner to approach authority concerned
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