The National Green Tribunal Act 2010

India Current 2010

The National Green Tribunal has been established on 18.10.2010 under the National Green Tribunal Act 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. It is a specialized body equipped with the necessary expertise to handle environmental disputes involving multi-disciplinary issues. The Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, but shall be guided by principles of natural justice.



Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

All companies which have been in litigation for environmental pollution.

Issuer type

Ministry of Law and Justice

Type of instrument

All litigations related to environmnetal pollution are tried in this tribunal

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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