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NGT can take up environmental issues on its own: SC

  • Published
    12th Oct, 2021

GS-II: Polity & Governance

  • Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies, Powers, Functions and Responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies

The Supreme Court recently said the National Green Tribunal does have suo moto powers and can take up environmental issues on its own.

Prelims question:

National Green Tribunal (NGT)can hear cases under which of the following acts?

  1. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
  2. Environment (Protection) Act, 1986
  3. Forest Rights Act, 2006
  4. Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

The National Green Tribunal has played an important role in the conservation of the environment but it has come at the cost of development. Critically analyze. (150 Words)


  • Introduce by giving a brief overview of the National Green Tribunal.
  • Enumerate the role played by NGT in conservation of environment in India
  • Enumerate how development projects are affected by NGTs judgments. Give examples.
  • Way Forward and Conclusion

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