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NGT Slapped ₹ 10k Fine on GZB Municipal Commissioner

(New Delhi) NGT Slapped ₹ 10k fine on Ghaziabad Municipal Commissioner for not Maintaining Green Belt
The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the Ghaziabad Municipal Commissioner and the executive officer of the civic body for their failure to remove encroachments in the green belts in compliance of its direction.
A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the municipal corporation to execute its order on removal of encroachments within 30 days.
In case of failure to do so, the said cost shall be recovered as arrears of land revenue by the Collector from the officers, in their individual capacity
The petitioners had sought action against the encroachments in the green belt area and reckless dumping of waste by the municipal bodies.
The plea had alleged that Hotel Radisson Blu which is located at Kaushambi has destroyed the entire green belt situated along with the road solely for their parking purposes and even converted the area into a party lawn.

सड़क मंत्रालय को एनसीआर में अपनी सड़कों की क्षमता का ही ज्ञान नही

(नयी दिल्ली) #सड़कमंत्रालय को #एनसीआर की सड़कों की क्षमता का ही ज्ञान नही सो एन जी टी ने लगा दी फटकार
सड़क मंत्रालय #एनजीटी के समक्ष यह रिपोर्ट पेश नहीं कर सका कि राष्ट्रीय राजधानी में सड़कों की क्षमता के अनुपात में कितने वाहनों को अनुमति दी जा सकती है जिसपर अधिकरण ने मंत्रालय को कड़ी फटकार लगायी है।
एनजीटी अध्यक्ष आदर्श कुमार गोयल की अगुवाई वाली पीठ ने इसे ‘अपराध’ करार दिया और #परिवहनमंत्रालय के सचिव को रिपोर्ट देने का अंतिम मौका दिया।
इसी रिपोर्ट के नहीं मिलने के कारण इस मामले की सुनवाई तीन बार स्थगित की गयी।
मामले की अगली सुनवाई 9 दिंसबर को होगी।
अधिकरण ने यह आदेश बस संचालक मेट्रो ट्रांजिट प्राइवेट लिमिटेड की अर्जी पर सुनवाई करते हुए दिया। याचिकाकर्ता ने यातायात के सुचारू संचालन के लिए सड़कों पर से रेहड़ी-पटरी, फेरी लगाने वालों, निर्माण सामग्री, अनधिकृत पार्किंग वालों हटाने का निर्देश देने का अनुरोध किया था ताकि उसका धंधा बाधित न हो और पर्यावरण की सुरक्षा हो।

दिल्ली में केजरीवाल की सरकार पर भी ऍनजीटी की टेडी नजर : थोपा २५ करोड़ रु का दंड

[नई दिल्ली]दिल्ली में केजरीवाल की सरकार पर भी ऍन जी टी की टेडी नजर : थोपा २५ करोड़ रु का दंड | इससे पूर्व पंजाब सरकार पर भी ५० करोड़ रु का जुर्माना लगाया जा चुका है
नेशनल ग्रीन ट्रिब्यूनल के चेयरपर्सन जस्टिस आदर्श कुमार गोयल ने आज दिल्ली में अरविन्द केजरीवाल की सरकार को दिल्ली में प्रदूषण के प्रति लापरवाही बरतने के फलस्वरूप सेंट्रल पोल्लुशण कण्ट्रोल बोर्ड [Central Pollution Control Board ] में २५ करोड रु जमा करवाने को कहा है|
यह कार्यवाही मुंडका विलेज के सतीश कुमार +टिकरी कलां के महावीर सिंह की शिकायत पर हुई है

Green Grandeur Justice Rahim Stays Dumping at Noida-54

[New Delhi]Green Grandeur Justice Rahim Stays Dumping at Noida-54
A bench headed by Acting Chairperson of NGT Justice Jawad Rahim took strong exception to the dumping of waste at the site and ordered its removal within 10 days.
The order came after advocate Sanjay Upadhyay, appearing for the Noida residents, argued that dumping of solid and medical waste in huge quantity in the middle of a city forest by the Noida Authority had degraded environment and caused severe health hazard to the residents of sectors 22, 23, 53, 55 and 56.
He said that despite the tribunal’s order to dump the waste at Sector 123, the Noida Authority was dumping 600 tonnes of waste daily in Sector 54 in clear violation of the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016.
The counsel for the Noida Authority, however, said that no dumping was taking place at the site and only segregation of garbage was being carried out there.
The tribunal had earlier issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Okhla Industrial Development Authority, Uttar Pradesh government, Central Pollution Control Board, UP State Pollution Control Board and the Gautam Budh Nagar District Collector in the matter.
The green body was hearing a plea filed by Resident Welfare Associations of Sectors 22, 23, 53, 55 and 56 seeking directions to immediately stop dumping of solid waste at the site in Sector 54.
The residents also alleged in their petition that the Noida Authority had been illegally felling trees without proper permission under the UP Protection of Trees Act 1976 and it had also permitted running of a gas depot in the city forest, which was a fire hazard.

DDA Kicks NGT’s “Pollution” Ball Towards EDMC

[New Delhi]DDA Kicks NGT’s “Pollution” Ball Towards EDMC
NGT notice to EDMC for a Restaurant causing pollution
The National Green Tribunal has issued notice to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on a plea seeking closure of a restaurant in East Delhi for allegedly causing air and water pollution.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from EDMC and asked its concerned officer to be present before it on November 10 on the plea of a local resident claiming commercial use of the property in a residential area.
“The counsel appearing for Delhi Development Authority submits that there is apparent commercial use of the property in a residential area. However, he states that East Delhi Municipal Corporation is an appropriate authority to take action as the property in question has already been handed over to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation.
The tribunal directed the officer concerned of East Delhi Municipal Corporation along with that of Delhi Development Authority to be present before it on November 10, the next date of hearing.
The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Praveen Gupta seeking closure of the restaurant-cum-party hall in Dilshad Garden
As per Localites, Very often there are wedding parties and loud music being played by DJs which creates noise pollution in the area affecting students and senior citizens who have no option but to face this pollution.

Taj Saying Aah! NGT Heard This Cry And Issued Notice To Centre

[New Delhi] Taj Saying Aah! NGT Heard This Cry And Issued Notice To Centre
No Doubt Viewer Of Taj Can Not Stop Himself/Herself From Saying Wah Taj But In Fact Pollution Is Turning Wonderful Taj Mahal Yellow.It May Be Added That Entry Fee Has Been Doubled .
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Centre to respond to the plea of an environment enthusiast alleging that large scale burning of municipal solid waste in Agra was turning the Taj Mahal yellow.
The green panel also restrained civic authorities from burning municipal solid waste and other waste in open in Agra and the areas around the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to Ministry of Environment & Forests, Ministry of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh government, Central Pollution Control Board and others while seeking their reply in two weeks.
The order came on a plea filed by Agra resident and green activist D K Joshi, who claimed a joint study by IIT-Kanpur, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin had revealed that “brown and black carbons along with dust” were responsible for giving yellow tinge to the 17th century white marble monument.
“Subsequent to the report, the parliamentary standing committee on environment passed several directions to the Agra administration to curb pollution in the city.
The drains and canals have been converted into sewer lines which fall directly into River Yamuna without any treatment by the various authorities including Nagar Nigam Agra, Agra Development Authority, Cantonment Board and areas falling under the TTZ Authority

NGT Raises Eyebrows on Air Pollution at Petrol Pumps & Slaps Notice To Centre

[New Delhi] NGT Raises Eyebrows on Air Pollution at Petrol Pumps And Slaps Notice To Centre
National Green Tribunal has asked the Centre to respond to a plea alleging lack of air quality norms at fuel stations.
The menace of toxic emissions at petrol pumps in the national capital has come under the lens of the NGT Who Found pollutants several thousand times higher than the permissible limits.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Environment Ministry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited and others while seeking their reply by April 7.
The tribunal was hearing the plea by advocate Aditya N Prasad and Delhi resident Vallari Sheel who contended that petroleum products at fuel stations contribute significantly to air pollution and sought directions to stop release of volatile compounds during transfer of petroleum products.
The plea referred to a study conducted at various petrol pumps of Delhi which has found that the level of toxic fumes containing pollutants [known as volatile organic compounds] [BTX] was several thousand times higher than the permissible limits.
“Petroleum products at fuel stations contain traces of Benzene, Toluene and Xylene (BTX) all of which are highly toxic in nature. BTX are also potentially toxic air pollutants among other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and have been subjected to significant investigations/research in western countries as well as in India.
Recently, Delhi Pollution Control Committee had directed all the oil companies to ensure installation of vapour recovery system at petrol pumps in the city.

Centre Backs Cultural”Kumbh”Of Sri Sri’s Art Of Living

[New Delhi] Centre Backs Cultural Kumbh Of Sri Sri’s Art Of Living
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today came out in support of world cultural festival being organised by Art of Living on Yamuna flood plains and dismissed controversies surrounding the event, saying it should not be politicised.
In a series of tweets, Naidu said it is an event to celebrate cultural diversity and “will bring glory to India”.
The Urban Development questioned the criticism over army building pontoon bridges for the event, saying there have been instances when the army has helped out during major congregations like Kumbh under previous governments.
In earlier regimes,
DDA Minister Posted several instances like Kumbh Mela,Sankranti in Nashik, Army did the same,
The three-day cultural extravaganza from today has been embroiled in controversy after environmentalists alleged that preparations for the event have damaged the ecology of Yamuna flood plains and demanded that it be stopped. The National Green Tribunal allowed the Art of Living of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to hold the festival but slapped a fine of Rs five crore.The Tribunal was informed last evening that the organisers of the event were yet to obtain all clearances even as the spiritual leader said he would go to jail rather than pay a fine of Rs 5 crore.
The NGT bench, headed by chairperson Swatanter Kumar, had said law will take its course if the Art of Living fails to pay the fine.Social Activists Are Demanding For a Stay On This Festival For Which NGT Will Hear The Arguments.Rashtravadi Shiv Sena Ha Threatened To Gherao The NGT.CRPF+Delhi Police Has Been Deployed For The Safety Of NGT Court Premises.

CRPF+Delhi Police Deployed Outside NGT Court Complex:AOL

[New Delhi]CRPF+Delhi Police Personnel Deployed Outside NGT Court Complex”AOL
after Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena gives threat to hold demonstration
Art Of Living Is Organising World’s Biggets Event On The BANKS Of Yamuna And NGT Has Imposed Fine Of Rs Five Crores
Head Priest Of AOL Sri Sri Ravishanker Has Refused To Deposit Any Penalty Saying He Is Not Doing Any thing Wrong So He Will Not Pay Any Penalty ,
He said It Is a Cultural Kumbh For Which He Is Ready To Go To Jail.
President Of India Has Said No To Attend This World Record Cultural Festival

NGT Raises Eyebrows Over Coca-Cola’s Bottling Plant in UP

[New Delhi] NGT Raises Eyebrows Over Coca-Cola’s Bottling Plant in UP
Beverages major Coca Cola has come under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal which has issued notice to the company after finding “alarming facts” in an inspection report of apex pollution monitoring body.
The green panel has also directed Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCBPL) to submit a drainage map of its plant at Mussoorie Gulawati Road industrial area in Hapur district giving details of sewage and trade effluents generated from the factory.
“We have the reports of inspections conducted by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on October 19 and July 30, 2015 respectively. Alarming facts as regards the situation obtaining in the factory of Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd are disclosed in the report of CPCB.
The matter is listed for next hearing on January 14, 2016.
The Tribunal was hearing a plea by advocate Sanjay Kumar seeking restraint on the alleged illegal discharge of untreated waste water into the pond situated behind the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd’s plant in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
In his plea, Kumar has also sought restoration of the environment damaged because of it.