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NGT bans all construction work in Delhi-NCR

AMN National Green Tribunal NGT banned today construction and industrial activities in Delhi-NCR till Tuesday.It directed that no trucks from outside or within Delhi will be permitted to transport any construction material. NGS also issued direction for sprinkling of water where Suspended Particulate Matter is found to be in excess of 600 micrograms per cubic … Continue reading NGT bans all construction work in Delhi-NCR

NHRC notices to Centre, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on pollution levels

AMN / NEW DELHI The National Human Rights Commission NHRC today sent notices to the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana in view of “life-threatening” pollution levels in the Delhi-NCR region. The NHRC also criticised authorities for not taking proper steps to tackle the “hazard”, amounting to violation of right to life … Continue reading NHRC notices to Centre, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana on pollution levels

SC imposes a fine of Rs 2 lakh on Environment Ministry

TIA NEWS /New Delhi In a landmark ruling the Supreme Court today imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries — important to mitigate air pollution in Delhi and the NCR. Imposing the fine, the apex … Continue reading SC imposes a fine of Rs 2 lakh on Environment Ministry

Pollution killing more people than war and violence: Report

    AMN Environmental pollution is killing more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger. It is also causing huge economic damage to the world. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries. According to a major study released in The Lancet medical journal on Thursday, one in every six of the … Continue reading Pollution killing more people than war and violence: Report

Wetlands issue deserves very serious attention: SC to Centre

AMN Supreme Court has expressed concern over the disappearance of wetlands in the country and told the government that this was an important issue which deserved very serious attention. A wetland is a marshy land area like swamps or mangroves that has water either permanently or seasonally and which could also have a distinct ecosystem. … Continue reading Wetlands issue deserves very serious attention: SC to Centre

SC directs states to frame guidelines for appointment in Pollution Control Boards

The Supreme Court Friday directed all state governments to frame guidelines or recruitment rules within six months for appointment of suitable professionals in the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs). It set aside the August 24, 2016, order of National Green Tribunal (NGT) directing the state governments to reconsider the appointments and laying down guidelines for … Continue reading SC directs states to frame guidelines for appointment in Pollution Control Boards

NGT directs NHAI to maintain green cover along highways

AMN / NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal has directed the National Highway Authority of India, NHAI, to maintain the mandatory green cover along national and state highways in order to maintain ecological balance. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also directed the Delhi government, the Haryana and Rajasthan governments to ensure … Continue reading NGT directs NHAI to maintain green cover along highways

Govt exploring PPP model for handling e-waste in commercially

The government is exploring the possibility of setting up an eco-park under public-private partnership mode to make research and development in e-waste recycling commercially viable. The environment ministry has told a parliamentary panel such eco-park could provide a system for channelisation of e-waste for environmentally sound recycling in the organised sector by bringing together formal … Continue reading Govt exploring PPP model for handling e-waste in commercially

4,480 villages on Ganga River declared ODF under Namami Gange

ALLAHABAD/ AMN Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar today said that all 4,480 villages on the banks of Ganga River have been declared open defecation free (ODF) under ‘Namami Gange’ initiative. The announcement was made at the ‘Ganga Gram Sammelan’ held at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and Uttar Pradesh Chief … Continue reading 4,480 villages on Ganga River declared ODF under Namami Gange

Delhi Air Quality improving: Govt

AMN Governmnet has found that Air quality of Delhi has improved during the first half of this year as compared to the same period last year, according to Environment and Forests Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Air Quality Index data of Delhi for the period of January-June for 2016 and 2017 shows that there were no … Continue reading Delhi Air Quality improving: Govt

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...