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How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
1. The NGT has been established by an Act whereas the CPCB has been created by an executive order of the Government.
2. The NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts whereas the CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2



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Statement 1 is incorrect. Both the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have been established by an Act. The NGT was established by the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010, while the CPCB was established by the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

Statement 2 is correct. The NGT's primary role is to provide environmental justice and reduce the burden of litigation in higher courts by hearing cases related to environmental protection and conservation. On the other hand, the CPCB's main objective is to promote cleanliness of streams, wells, and improve the quality of air in the country through various measures and regulations.


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