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National Green Tribunal

The environment-development divide: is there room for dialogue?

Posted on: 1 Oct, 2014
if we accept the premise that ecological concerns are as worthy as developmental needs , then the decision to have a mine, dam, or road needs to be weighted by its ecological detriment

Vizhinjam port: Supreme Court rejects Kerala’s plea to stay green tribunal verdict

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Sep 9, 2014
The Supreme Court on September 5 refused to stay a verdict delivered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in connection with the controversial Vizhinjam port project. Kerala had appealed against the tribunal's decision to judicially review the Coastal Regulation Zone notification issued by the Centre in 2011 and to see whether it should be amended to include Vizhinjam within its purview.  

Green tribunal directs environment ministry not to appoint inexperienced persons in expert panels

Issue Date: Jul 21, 2014
The appointments by the Union environment ministry to fill up posts in its experts' bodies are under the scanner of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). 
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