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Title: National Green Tribunal and Environmental Justice in India
Authors: Patra, Swapan Kumar
Krishna, V. V.
Keywords: National Green Tribunal;NGT Act;Environmental Justice;India
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Government of India has formed National Green Tribunal (NGT) during the year 2010. NGT is a ‘quasi-judicial’ body exclusively deals with the environment related civil litigations.  Before NGT has evolved, there were two previous efforts to establish green courts in India. These were National Environment Tribunal Act, of 1995 (NETA) and National Environment Appellate Authority Act, of 1997 (NEAA). However, the most effective environment court in the form of NGT has come into reality in 2010. After its establishment, NGT has settled many environmental issues and has got overwhelm response from different corners. This study conducted an empirical analysis of NGT judgments since its inception in October 2010 to December 2013. It analyzes the impact of NGT, the locations of conflicts. Special emphasis is given to the Coastal Zone management related conflicts settled in NGT. Although there many limitations in NGT act and its procedures, it can be viewed as a positive step towards the environmental justice in India.
Page(s): 445-453
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.44(04) [April 2015]

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