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Nearly a decade old, is the National Green Tribunal losing its bite?

Updated : May 30, 2019 08:37 AM IST

The National Green Tribunal was established in 2010 to deal exclusively with environmental cases.
In this commentary, Maya Ramesh from the Enviro Legal Defence Firm writes that in recent times, the NGT is seen to be taking a 4D approach – dismiss, dispose, delegate and de-reserve.
By increasingly delegating decision making to empowered committees, the NGT seems to be moving from a judicial forum to an oversight body, writes Ramesh.
Nearly a decade old, is the National Green Tribunal losing its bite?
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