The Supreme Court of India in its series of judgment highlighted the need of setting up of special environmental courts, the first one being in 1986 in the Oleum Gas Leak Case, and by the Law Commission of India in its 186th report in 2003. Finally, the National Green Tribunal has been established on 18.10.2010 under National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 for effective and expeditious disposal of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources.
The NGT has five places of sittings, New Delhi is the Principal place of sitting and Bhopal, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai are the other four. NGT is mandatory to make disposal of applications or appeals finally within 6 months of filing of the same.
As one of the sitting bench is in Pune, Rishabh Gandhi and Advocates provides services to victims of the violation of NGT Act and assures them to bring justice. The Firm also handles environmental clearance matters, consents to establish and operates matters, provides legal advice on all environmental laws and also appeals against refusal of consents. RGAA also stand by the law to protect the interests of the citizens against pollution and impact by the violators of the Act.