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NGT Imposes Fine

Published on May 08, 2022
Current Context: The National Green Tribunal has imposed a fine on Singareni collieries in Telangana.
NGT Imposes Fine
  • Singareni collieries have been punished with a penalty of 41.21 crore rupees for violating the environment clearances and mining excess coal, in Telangana. It is a state-owned unit of Telangana under the Ministry of Energy Resources.
  • The colliery has been directed to pay the penalty to the state pollution control Board within three months' time and in case of nonpayment within the given time, the district administration would take action to recover the revenue.
  • NGT was established to expedite the environment-related cases and has expertise in the arena of environmental justice. It works on the principle of Natural justice. India is the third country after Australia and New Zealand to have a specialized court for environmental justice. The current chairman is Justice Adarsh. Goel.

Question:

Q.1 Under which state does the singareni collieries lie?
a. Tamilnadu
b. Kerala
c. Karnataka
d. Telangana
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