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  • NGT pulls up states for not giving action plan on MSW

    Source: / 09-Feb-2017

    Most of the states on Tuesday faced the ire of the National Green Tribunal for not complying with its order directing them to file detailed action plan to show how municipal solid waste (MSW) would be processed. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar said these states have "not cared" to file the action plan and affidavit and directed them to comply with its directions in two weeks otherwise a cost of Rs 50,000 would be imposed on each of defaulters. Read More

  • NCR pollution crisis: SC asks Centre, states to prepare comprehensive plan

    Source: / 09-Feb-2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Centre for not taking a decision to ban polluting fuels like furnace oil and pet coke in NCR region and directed it to sit with Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana governments to chalk out a comprehensive plan to tackle the pollution crisis. Pointing out that more than 3000 people in NCT are dying every year due to pollution related diseases, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Prafulla C Pant said that governments should take immediate steps to deal with the problem looming over the national capital. Read More

  • Central body for conservation of wetlands to get extension beyond February 13

    Source: / 09-Feb-2017

    The Central Wetlands Regulatory Authority (CWRA) - a nodal agency to coordinate with multiple stakeholders in the country for conservation and sustainable management of wetlands - is likely to get three years extension beyond February 13. The move will help the central body to step up its ongoing programme to conserve wetlands after taking states on board. Read More