National Green Tribunal

  • National Green Tribunal is a statutory body established in 2010, as per the National Green Tribunal Act.
  • It is a specialised judicial body equipped with expertise solely to adjudicate environmental cases in the country.
  • The chairperson of the NGT is a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
  • It shall not be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 but shall be guided by principles of natural justice.
  • Tribunal’s orders are binding and it has the power to grant relief in the form of compensation and damages to affected persons.

Latest News about National Green Tribunal:

  • Recently, the NGT has directed Delhi and Haryana to enforce the Environment Management Plans (EMP) that the two governments have prepared for the rejuvenation and protection of the Najafgarh jheel, a transboundary wetland.


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