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Expressing concern over health hazards posed by mobile towers, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to the Centre and seven telecom firms on a plea alleging they are being installed in violation of stipulated guidelines.

A bench of the Tribunal comprising acting chairperson Justice A.S. Naidu and expert member P.C. Mishra also restrained the telecom firms from setting up fresh mobile towers in the country without following mandatory provisions of law and obtaining the necessary permission from the competent authority.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday ruled that it cannot hear appeals against forest clearances given to projects by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

It would decide the fate of the new Legislative Assembly-cum-Secretariat complex on Omandurar Estate. The present government wants to convert into a multi-super speciality hospital.

Chemplast Sanmar Limited’s chemical plant in Mettur, Udupi Power Corporation’s thermal power plant at Yellur in Karnataka, Alfa Infrapop Private Limited’s thermal power plant at Vizianagar in Andhra Pradesh are some of the other notable cases before the Bench, which would start hearing on the afternoon of November 2.

Forest Advisory Panel Defies CIC Norms, Holds Meetings To Clear Projects.

Deferring environmental clearance (EC) for a thermal power plant of M/s Chettinad Power Corporation Limited at Tarangambadi Taluk in Nagapattinam district, the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has asked the project proponent to submit a detailed report on the impact on Olive Ridley turtles, including a data collected during the nesting season to be vetted by a competent authority.

It has also asked for the submission of a long-term plan for sustainable preservation of the turtles and its implementation by a competent institute and a para-wise response to the order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the turtles, fly-ash and archaeological importance of the site.

Ministry Takes Advantage Of Loophole In Law

New Delhi The Supreme Court has stayed the proceedings before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on the issue related to the grant of environmental clearance to Monnet Ispat and Energy’s integrated steel and power plant in Chhattisgarh.

A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi also issued notice to Jan Chetna, an NGO on whose plea the Delhi high court transferred the case to the green tribunal. The NGO had sought quashing of the environmental clearance given by the ministry to Monnet Ispat in December 2007 on the grounds that the government had ignored the objections raised by the people living in the area.

THE National Green Tribunal will begin the final hearing of Lavasa Corporation Limited’s appeal challenging the conditions imposed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests from December 4 on a da

Co to restart process as most approvals have expired the five-year time limit

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal on M/s OPG Power Gujrat Private Ltd. & Ors.Vs Husain Saleh Mahmad Usman Bhai Kara & Ors. dated 18-10-2012.