Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2020)
A critical evaluation of national green tribunal of India
Author(s): Sandeep Kumar
Abstract: National Green Tribunal is an institutional mechanism for enhancing access to environmental justice in India. National Green Tribunal has been created under National Green Tribunal Act, 2010. This statutory forum is equipped with necessary expertise to handle environmental disputes. The presence of experts belonging to environment in NGT to decide environmental litigations has made it, more result oriented alternative environment dispute resolution mechanism. Since its inception, the National Green Tribunal has exercised its powers very judiciously in environmental matters. This paper makes an attempt to examine the necessity of establishing NGT as an alternative institution in India to hear environmental cases despite of already existing bunch of environmental statutory bodies to dispose of environmental litigations. Further, the paper discusses significant judgments delivered by National Green Tribunal to know and understand the dynamism it has displayed towards environment protection. The study is doctrinal in nature and therefore reliance has been placed on secondary sources to complete the study.