National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 & Compliance of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981

Chapter III of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 talks about Jurisdiction, Powers and Proceedings of the Tribunal.

Section 14 (I) allows the Tribunal shall have the jurisdiction over all civil cases where a substantial question relating to environment (including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment), is involved and such question arises out of the implementation of the enactments specified in Schedule I.

Section 15 (I) says, The Tribunal may, by an order, provide,-

  1. relief and compensation to the victims of pollution and other environmental damage arising under the enactments specified in the Schedule I (including accident occurring while handling any hazardous substance)
  2. for restitution of the property damaged
  3. for restitution of the environment for such area or areas,

as the Tribunal may think fit.

Read the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 in detail. Click on the URL

http://www.moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/NGT-fin.pdf