Clearance Awaited From Centre For Pipeline To Be Laid By GAIL In Rs 7.6k Cr Project

The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for projects related to Infrastructure Development and Coastal Regulation Zone has stalled Kolkata Port Trust's efforts to obtain an environment clearance for t

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Tuesday, expressed its displeasure at officials of the Odisha government for their failure in clearly stating what steps have been taken to curb pollution in t

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has summoned the principal secretary, department of environment and forests, Government of Odisha, the chief executive officer and the executive engineer of Puri M

The tradition of immersing idols may soon be ripped off puja celebrations with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) taking cognizance of an application by environment activist Subhas Datta, seeking a ban on this ‘method’. Datta refuses to call idol immersion a ‘ritual’.

In his application, the activist claimed that the ‘ritual part of immersion’ is completed at the place of worship itself. According to him, immersion processions and the ‘throwing’ of idols into rivers have now become superfluous, gorgeous, colourful, competitive and polluting, which aren’t backed by religious necessity.