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Punjab: No funds to help curb stubble burning

Punjab: No funds to help curb stubble burning

Punjab: No funds to help curb stubble burning Chandigarh – With less than a month to go for Punjab Chief Secretary to submit an affidavit before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that all arrangements are in place to check stubble burning after the paddy harvest, the reality of the situation is that the state agriculture directorate,

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

In a bid to curb the menace of stubble burning, the Punjab government has issued a set of instructions for owners of combine harvesters in the state. These instructions are aimed at saving the environment from air pollution caused by stubble burning, a senior official said on Monday. Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman K. S. Pannu said

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NGT seeks govt reply on plea to reduce bikes in Shah’s rally

The National Green Tribunal today sought response from the Centre and Haryana government on a plea seeking reduction in the number of bikes at BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally in Jind, on pollution grounds. A bench headed by Justice S P Wangdi issued notices to the Environment Ministry, Haryana government, state pollution control board and Central

SC to hear plea seeking ban on glass coated 'manjha'

SC to hear plea seeking ban on glass coated ‘manjha’

SC hear plea seeking ban glass coated manjha: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea seeking nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated ‘manjha’. Last year, the Apex court had ordered to continue the ban on Chinese manjha in India.In December last year, the National Green Tribunal (NGT)

NGT orders closure of 19 tanneries but Kala Sanghian pollution continues

NGT orders closure of 19 tanneries but Kala Sanghian pollution continues

NGT orders closure of 19 tanneries but Kala Sanghian pollution continues. Jalandhar – With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directing closure of 19 non-compliant tanneries, the problem of acute water pollution of Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar leading to deadly diseases has come to the centre stage again. Not only the NGT, the Punjab Pollution

NGT bans plastic in Haridwar, Rishikesh

New Delhi, Dec 15, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday reiterated its 2015 order banning the use, sale, manufacturing and storage of plastic items in the pilgrimage towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. The tribunal ordered a fine of Rs 5,000 on the violators.The ban includes plastic items used in any form such

Punjab government faces NGT wrath over crop residue burning

Punjab government faces NGT wrath over crop residue burning

Punjab government faces NGT wrath: The Punjab Government today faced the wrath of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not taking effective steps to provide financial assistance and infrastructure facility to the farmers to encourage them not to burn agricultural residue in their fields.A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said two years

An elevated road that is giving nightmares to Ludhiana

An elevated road that is giving nightmares to Ludhiana

Arjun Sharma This is perhaps one of the case where a developmental project which is an elevated road is haunting the city residents as at least 3000 trees on Ferozepur road in Ludhiana will be axed to complete it. The project to build an elevated road from Samrala Chowk to Ferozepur road has become a

Fertiliser DBT for farmers in Punjab, Haryana from next month

Fertiliser DBT for farmers in Punjab, Haryana from next month

Fertiliser DBT for farmers in Punjab, Haryana from next month. NEW DELHI: The Central government will introduce direct benefit transfer (DBT) of fertiliser subsidies in five more states including Punjab, next month, a senior Fertiliser Ministry official said. Last month, the DBT facility for fertiliser subsidies was rolled out in 14 states and Union Territories

NGT bans parking

Delhi : NGT bans parking in Sarojini Nagar market, Rs 5000 fine for violators

NGT bans parking: The National Green Tribunal on Friday set a Rs 5000 fine for roadside parking in Sarojini Nagar market, a mess of hawkers, budget-shoppers and cars, and ordered the authorities to ensure full use of a multi-level parking lot that visitors ignore. The ‘environmental compensation’ of Rs 5,000 would be in addition to the

NGT lifts ban

NGT lifts ban on construction in Delhi-NCR, allows trucks to enter

NGT lifts ban: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday lifted its ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR and allowed trucks to enter the national capital, while asking authorities to strictly monitor their movement. The green panel, however, refused to lift its ban on industrial activities causing pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region region. The

NGT raps Amarnath Board for lack of facilities for pilgrims

NGT raps Amarnath Board for lack of facilities for pilgrims

NGT raps Amarnath Board for lack of facilities for pilgrims: New Delhi, The Amarnath Shrine Board today faced the wrath of the National Green Tribunal which rapped it for not providing proper infrastructural facilities to pilgrims going to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, saying it cant “deprive people of proper darshan”. The green

Kailash Hospital’s new branch

Kailash Hospital’s new branch comes under NGT radar

Kailash Hospital’s new branch: An under-construction branch of Kailash Hospital at Noida Sector 71 has been under the radar of National Green Tribunal(NGT) due to violation of dust control norms and groundwater extraction for construction and alleged encroachment of green belt area.  The Tribunal has issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and its departments,

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder refuses to meet Arvind Kejriwal

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder refuses to meet Arvind Kejriwal

Captain Amarinder refuses meet Arvind Kejriwal: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has refused to meet his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal over the issue of paddy stubble burning contributing to smog in Delhi, saying he “did not have the same luxury of time.”In a statement issued on Tuesday after a tweet by Kejriwal seeking a meeting

SC to hear Taj Mahal parking lot demolition case today

SC to hear Taj Mahal parking lot demolition case today

Taj Mahal parking lot demolition case today: The Supreme Court will today hear the case involving the demolition of an under-construction multi-level parking lot near the historic Taj Mahal. The apex court on October 24 ordered the demolition of the parking lot around Mughal mausoleum, Taj Mahal. The top court noted that the parking lot

Despite NGT nod, Delhi government postpones odd-even over exemptions

New Delhi, Nov 11, Hours after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave conditional nod to the odd-even scheme, the Delhi government postponed the move, refusing to implement the scheme from Monday without exemptions to women and two-wheelers. The Delhi government said it will approach the green court again on Monday, and request that exemptions be

NGT okays odd-even, says only emergency vehicles exempted

New Delhi, Nov 11, The National Green Tribunal on Saturday gave the go ahead to the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme from November 13-17 and said there will be no exemption for women, two-wheelers and government vehicles. It said that in future the odd-even scheme will automatically come into force if the PM2.5 level goes above

Odd-Even Scheme implemented

Odd-Even Scheme implemented in Delhi

Odd-Even Scheme implemented in Delhi: National Green Tribunal on Saturday implemented odd even scheme for vehicles in Delhi to deal with the rising problem of pollution and smog in capital.A hearing was underway in the National Green Tribunal on whether odd-even car rationing plan would return to smog-hit Delhi on Monday. The National Green Tribunal was supposed

CM urges PM to intervene to tackle crop residue burning

CM urges PM to intervene to tackle crop residue burning

CM urges PM to intervene to tackle crop residue burning. Chandigarh – With paddy straw burning causing alarming air pollution levels in the national capital and northern states, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene, saying it could not be tackled through means such as coercion. He sought a

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Know the amount Punjab govt spent on a lawyer to defend deforestation

Punjab defend deforestation: Information procured under the Right to Information Act has revealed that the Punjab forest and wildlife department is spending funds meant under compensatory afforestation and management and planning authority on litigation.The department of forests and wildlife preservation in Punjab has spent around Rs 86 lakh on senior advocates to defend deforestation in