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NGT issues notice to Sikkim Govt. on breach of Sikkim Urja Teesta Stage-III dam

DARJEELING, OCTOBER 15: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued a notice to the Sikkim Government, Sikkim Urja Limited and the NHPC Limited on a hearing related to the breach of the Sikkim Urja Teesta Stage-III dam at Chungthang during the recent flash flood. The notice has been issued by the Principal Bench of the NGT. A hearing ~ physical, with a hybrid option ~ has been scheduled on October 20. The Bench has taken up the issue suo motu and asked the three parties to attend the hearing failing...
North East

NGT directs Manipur Government to pay Rs 200 crore for improper solid and liquid waste management

New Delhi, December 2: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Manipur government to pay Rs 200 crore as environmental compensation for improper management of solid and liquid waste. A bench headed by chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said remedial action cannot wait for an indefinite period, nor loose-ended timelines without accountability can be a solution. It said the responsibility of the state is to have a comprehensive time-bound plan with tied-up resources to control pollution. The bench, also comprising Justice Sudhir Agarwal and expert member A Senthil Vel,...
North East

NGT files suo-moto case in Mizoram quarry collapse, toll climbs to 11 with recovery of one more body

Aizawl, November 17: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has registered a suo-moto case in the stone quarry collapse in south Mizoram's Hnahthial district and directed authorities concerned to appear before it on November 28. Seven officials, including the member secretary of Mizoram pollution control board and the director of the state's disaster management directorate, have been asked to appear at the tribunal's Faridkot House office in Delhi, according to the notice issued by the NGT on Wednesday. District Superintendent of Police (SP) Vineet Kumar said that suo-moto case into the...
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