P. Venugopal

MUNNAR: In line with the Supreme Court of India, the Kerala High Court is going to have a Green Bench to hear cases relating to forests and environment.

Kerala Chief Justice S.R. Bannurmath stated this during a three-day nature sensitisation programme, currently on in Munnar, for the judges of the High Court.

Vandana Gombar / New Delhi August 05, 2009, 1:47 IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT)

The Government on Friday introduced the National Green Tribunal Bill in Lok Sabha providing for specialised environment courts to deal with all civil matters related to environment.

Environment Ministry Moves Cabinet For Setting Up Tribunal

Mahendra Kumar Singh & Nitin Sethi | TNN

New Delhi: In a move to reduce the burden on judiciary as well as address the increasing number of environment-related litigation, the government has proposed to set up a National Green Tribunal along with benches in different regions.

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) will soon set up an Environment Cell to look into solid waste management, cutting down of tress and forest conservation within the Palike limits and establish 198 ''BBMP One'' centres in as many wards.

Palike Commissioner, Bharath Lal Meena said officials from the forest department will be associated with the Cell.

Ocean "dead zones" devoid of aerobic life are likely to grow as carbon dioxide concentrations rise.

MoEF penalized for not appointing appellate authority It is the forum for redressing grievances of people affected by environmental clearances, given by the government, to dams, infrastructure projects, mines and industrial activities. But a visit to the office of the National Environment Appellate Authority (neaa) at Bhikaji Cama Place, Delhi, would make one think one got the address

The Right to Environment was not initially guaranteed by the Constitution as a fundamental right. Indira Gandhi's otherwise infamous 42 nd Amendment made it a constitutional expectation (Article 48-A). After the emergency, the Supreme Court of India converted this expectation into a guaranteed "collective' right for all people in India as part of their

Political heavyweights may be still recovering from the tectonic changes brought about by the Delimitation Commission headed by Justice Kuldip Singh after about six years' labour, but to those who have watched this barrister who came from Chandigarh to be elevated almost immediately to the bench of the Supreme Court in 1988, it was not a surprise.

bay dredging gets a go-ahead: A controversial plan to deepen the Port Phillip Bay in the Australian city of Melbourne will go ahead after project opponents lost a legal challenge in the federal