Order of the Natinal Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, NGT Bar Association Vs. MoEF & Others dated 07/08/2018. This application seeks directions to check diversion of the area marked as Natural Conservation Zone (NCZ) by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) in the Regional Plan. The Applicant has alleged that the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have diverted the NCZ area in violation of the original plan while preparing Sub-regional Plans and such diversion will adversely affect the environment.

Dehradun once famous for its salubrious climate, air free of dust and smoke, tranquility and reputed institutes is now not only the most polluted city among the mountain States of India but has ris

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Haryana government to restore 123 water bodies in Gurugram and Faridabad districts and assign each one of them a unique identification number within thr

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s groundwater resources are fast depleting and many parts are already suffering from indiscriminate withdrawal that may take years to replenish.

MUMBAI: The monsoon cannot come a moment too soon for Maharashtra.

Freshwater availability is changing worldwide. Here we quantify 34 trends in terrestrial water storage observed by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites during 2002–2016 and categorize their drivers as natural interannual variability, unsustainable groundwater consumption, climate change or combinations thereof. Several of these trends had been lacking thorough investigation and attribution, including massive changes in northwestern China and the Okavango Delta. Others are consistent with climate model predictions.

The NGT had earlier asked the government to act against unauthorised water extraction and directed it to seal the illegal borewells.

AHMEDABAD: With the shadow of severe water crisis looming over the state and no Narmada irrigation water for summer crops, farmers are looking downwards for groundwater, rather than upwards praying

Contamination of groundwater sources due to over-abstraction and discharge of polluting substances has been a long standing problem in most parts of the country. In 1974, a legislation was specifically enacted to regulate and prohibit water pollution.

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court has made it clear that it has a number of questions that the state has to answer on its decision to hand over 33 hectares in Aarey Colony for a metro car shed.

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