Habitat and Urbanisation

A new urban framework is clearly emerging in India, where by 2050, the urban population will represent more than half of the entire population of the country. Urbanization in the country is and will bring about enormous changes in the spatial distribution of people, resource, as well as the use and consumption of land. It is in this context, this section presents full text of select court orders and judgements on governance and management of the urbanising India.

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February 13, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationGoaNational Green TribunalJudgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding hosting of Sun-Burn Festival, Village Anjuna, Bardez, District North Goa, Goa, 13/02/2018Desmond Jude D'souzaState of Goa & OthersNGT (Western Bench) directs that: 1. Whenever any such events/festivals are organized, the organizers shall ensure that permission so granted to that effect is widely published and posted on the website at least 15 days in advance. 2. The organizers shall maintain all norms observance to w.r.t Noise pollution (Regulation Control) Rules 2000 and Solid Waste Management Rule 2016. 3. In case permission is granted for hosting of event or festival in the said area the licensee holding such permission shall strictly abide by all terms and conditions stipulated for grant of such permission and restore the area used back to its original position. Any default in this regard shall make the organizer of such event liable to pay environmental compensation.
February 13, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationTamil NaduNational Green TribunalJudgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal construction by M/s SSM Builders & Promoters, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 13/02/2018S. P. MuthuramanUnion of India & OthersM/s SSM Builders and Promoters has moved this Application for direction to refund the amount of Rs. 36 crores deposited by it with TNPCB along with the interest accrued thereupon. Considering the default and conduct of the project proponent in commencing the construction without obtaining prior Environmental Clearance and the latent damage caused by such default/conduct NGT imposes an environmental compensation of Rs. 24 crores (i.e. 2/3rd amount of the 5 per cent of the project value i.e. 36 crores) on M/s SSM Builders & Promoters and permit refund of Rs. 12 crores.
February 5, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding regarding environmental clearance to a housing project at Vadgaon Budruk, Pune, Maharashtra, 05/02/2018M/S Goeal Ganga Developers India Pvt Ltd.Union of India & OthersApex Court directs the Additional Solicitor General to explain the provision of law under which an ex post facto environmental clearance can be given in a case such as the present, where the environmental clearance was given in 2008 for 12 multi-storeyed buildings but today 18 multi-storeyed buildings have been constructed. Court also directs the Municipal Commissioner, Pune to file his/her personal affidavit explaining how the construction could come up without any action being taken by the Pune Municipal Corporation.
February 9, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding sealing drive in Delhi against illegal constructions, 09/02/2018M. C. MehtaUnion of India & OthersIt has been brought to the notice of the Supreme Court that the Delhi Development Authority is proposing to amend the Master Plan of Delhi and steps have already been initiated in this regard. Learned Amicus submits before the Apex Court that it would be appropriate if the Delhi Development Authority, the Municipal Corporations in Delhi and the Delhi Government file an affidavit within a week informing whether they have conducted any : (i) Environment Impact Assessment before making any modification as proposed (ii) Whether any study has been conducted and whether any facts and figures are available with regard to congestion in the city of Delhi.
February 13, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationTamil NaduNational Green TribunalJudgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal construction by M/s SSM Builders & Promoters, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 13/02/2018S. P. MuthuramanUnion of India & OthersM/s SSM Builders and Promoters has moved this Application for direction to refund the amount of Rs. 36 crores deposited by it with TNPCB along with the interest accrued thereupon.
February 22, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationGujaratSupreme CourtJudgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding the expansion of the port limits of Adani's Hazira port, Gujarat, 22/02/2018Essar Bulk Terminal Limited & OthersState of Gujarat & OthersEssar Bulk Terminal Limited have argued before the Court that they have spent huge amounts of money on lands reclaimed by them. Apex Court dismisses the Appeal of the Essar Bulk Terminal saying that Essar have no 'right' to private property in view of the fact that the ownership of the captive jetty that has been constructed and the ownership of reclaimed land is with the State Government. For this reason also, the notification is intra vires as the alteration in the limits of Hazira Port does not affect any 'right' of the Appellants to private property.
March 16, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationWest BengalNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental clearance for building projects, Kolkata, 16/03/2018M/s South City Projects (Kolkata) Ltd.Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate ChangeNGT disposes of the Applications with the direction to MOEF & CC / SEIAA (whichever is the Competent Authority) to pass appropriate order within a period of six weeks on the issue of environment clearance to the building projects.
March 12, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding sealing drive in Delhi against illegal properties, 12/03/2018M. C. MehtaUnion of India & OthersSupreme Court asks the Delhi Development Authority and other civic agencies in Delhi the steps taken "to ensure that whatever construction is made is in accordance with the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the notifications therein relating to environmental clearance; fire clearance including fire safety measures; availability of water supply which should be made available to everybody in the city and not just to few people; electricity supply which should be made available to everybody and not to few people, adequate foot paths, adequate parking area for parking of vehicles for both two wheelers and four wheelers".
March 14, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiHigh Court of DelhiOrder of the Delhi High Court regarding defacement of walls of the Tis Hazari Court complex, Delhi, 14/03/2018Birender SangwanDistrict Judge North West & OthersThe matter deals with defacement of walls of the Tis Hazari Court complex due to posters put up for the bar elections. A status report has been received from the District & Sessions Judge, North and North-West from the District Courts, Rohini informing this court that all defacing material has been removed.
March 15, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding constructions in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, 15/03/2018Maharashtra Chamber of Housing IndustryMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai & OthersSupreme Court lifts the ban on construction in Mumbai imposed by the Bombay High Court with a direction to deal with and safely dispose of the solid waste and construction debris that is generated by the activities of construction of buildings and further no construction debris will be carried for disposal to the Deonar and Mulund dumping sites. Supreme Court also clearly stated that any construction that is permitted shall be only after adequate safeguards are employed by the builders for preventing dispersal of particles through the air. This shall be incorporated in the IOD, unless it is already so incorporated.
March 6, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding sealing drive in Delhi against illegal constructions, 06/03/2018M. C. MehtaUnion of India & OthersThe Apex Court Observes that in spite of the Court's Order dated 09.02.2018 which required the Delhi Development Authority, the Municipal Corporations in Delhi and the Delhi Government to file an affidavit with respect to nine issues concerning the Master Plan of Delhi nobody has filed an affidavit. Thus the Apex Court has no option but to accept whatever has been suggested by the learned Amicus and conclude that none of the requirements recorded in the order dated 09.02.2018 have been fulfilled by any of these authorities. That being the position, further progress in the Amendment of the Master Plan is stayed.
March 5, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding hotels in Manali flouting environmental laws, Himachal Pradesh, 05/03/2018Manali Hoteliers AssociationRamesh Chand & OthersManali Hoteliers Association had objected to the NGT Order which had asked for closure of hotels flouting environmental laws and said that Section 39 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1977 prescribes the procedure for non-compliance which has to pass a statutory provision. Apex Court disposes of the Appeal saying that "aforesaid provision is statutorily ingrained in the Town and Country Planning Act, 1977 the competent authority/Committee shall adhere to the said procedure".
January 8, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding demolition of structures constructed at Pimpri Waghere, Taluka Haveli, District PuneTanajai Balasaheb GambhirePrincipal Secretary, Environment, Government of Maharashtra & OthersThe matter relates to demolition of structures constructed at Pimpri Waghere, Taluka Haveli, District Pune, falling within limits of Pune Chinchwand Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and restoration of the said area having regard to environmental damage caused by the said development. M/s Goel Ganga Construction has raised exceptions to maintainability of the Main Application on the grounds of limitation, jurisdiction and plurality of reliefs which has been rejected by NGT and matter is listed for hearing on 12/02/2018.
March 22, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationUttar PradeshSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding felling of trees in the area of Taj Trapezium Zone, Uttar Pradesh, 22/03/2018M. C. MehtaUnion of India & OthersSupreme Court has been informed by the State of Uttar Pradesh that a vision document is likely to be prepared in consultation with the School of Planning and Architecture. A Project Committee has also been constituted for this purpose. It is stated by learned counsel for the State of Uttar Pradesh that the first draft of the vision document will take about four months. Until then, there will be a status quo in the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ).
December 22, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationUttar PradeshNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environment clearance (EC) conditions by J.M. Housing Ltd., Uttar Pradesh, 22/12/2017Sudhir DahiyaM/s. J.M. Housing Ltd. & OthersCourt issues notice to MoEF, UPPCB and lists the matter on 13/02/2018.
January 4, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraSupreme CourtJudgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding rehabilitation of 800 slum dwellers in proper accommodation, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra, 04/01/2018Susme Builders Pvt. Ltd.Chief Executive Officer Slum Rehabilitation Authority & OthersSupreme Court directs the Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA) invite letters of interest from renowned builders/developers, who have the capacity and experience to take up such a large project by issuing advertisements in not less than three newspapers having wide circulation in Mumbai. The the concerned authorities should ensure that the plans are approved and sanctions granted latest within two months of the submission of the original plans. The successful developer should undertake to complete the rehabilitation of part of the project to rehabilitate all eligible occupiers/slum dwellers within a period of two years from the date of sanction of the plan. dwellers within a period of two years from the date of sanction of the plan.
December 18, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of hotels which are running unauthorisedly in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, 18/12/2017Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE)Barog Heights HotelNGT reduces the environmental compensation payable by the Barog Heights Hotel from Rs. 10 lacs to Rs. 5 Lacs as the Hotel has given an undertaking that it will carry out works in the interest of environment and ecology and make the improvements in discharge of its corporate social responsibility.
December 8, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding unauthorized construction of hotels in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, 08/12/2017Ramesh ChandState of Himachal Pradesh & OthersCounsel appearing for the hotel submits that they are prepared to take all corrective, restorative and all other actions and measures to protect and restore environment, ecology in that area and in pursuance of that the hotel would give possession of 877 Sq.mt. of Government land back to the Government and would demolish the double storey structure beyond the Hotel which had been constructed and put to commercial use so far.
December 7, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green TribunalJudgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of hotels which are running unauthorisedly in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, 07/12/2017Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE)Barog Heights HotelNational Green Tribunal passes the following directions: 1. Hotel Barog Heights shall demolish the structure which is unauthorised and in exercise to the provisions of Himachal Pradesh Town & Country Planning Act, 1977. 2. Hotel shall pay environmental compensation of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten lakhs). 3. As a part of the Solid Waste Management, the Noticee (M/s Barog Heights) should segregate and process all the kitchen and food waste from the hotel and restaurant within the hotel premises for production of biogas.
November 29, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationGoaNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding demolition of structures within 200 mtrs of HTL (No Development Zone) along the Anjuna beach, Bardez, Goa, 29/11/2017Goa Paryavaran Savarakshan Sangharsha SamiteeLiliput Bar & Restaurant & OthersNGT while disposing of the Application ordered that GCZMA after giving hearing to the Applicant (Goa Paryavaran Savarakshan Sangharsha Samitee) and Respondent (Liliput Bar & Restaurant) shall pass such order or directions in accordance with Law.
November 29, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiNational Green TribunalOrder of the National Green Tribunal regarding hotels in Mahipalpur, Delhi operating without requisite permission, 29/11/2017Devinder SehrawatHotel Jindal Palace & OthersNGT directs NCT of Delhi and Delhi Pollution Control Committee to submit a report of the hotels that are operating in Mahipalpur.
November 17, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationAndhra PradeshNational Green TribunalJudgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding approval for construction of the capital city of Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, 17/11/2017Pandalaneni Srimannarayana & OthersState of Andhra Pradesh & OthersNGT while refusing to set aside the environmental clearance dated 9th October 2015, granted to the Amaravati project included certain conditions as part of the environment clearance which includes: 1. No alteration of the river or natural storm water morphology, flow pattern and location by way of straightening shall be permitted 2. State should prepare a comprehensive City specific action Plan to mitigate impact of climate change with a view to achieve carbon neutrality 3. The 251 acres of forest land should be preserved as green lungs of the City and not to be diverted for nonforestry uses 4. All the hills and hillocks in the catchment area of Kondaveeti Vagu, its tributaries and other storm water drains/channels should be treated with intensive soil and water conservation measures.
December 18, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal and unauthorized construction by hotels in Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, 18/12/2017Ramesh ChandState of Himachal Pradesh & OthersNGT imposes environmental compensation of Rs. 20 lacs (Rupees Twenty Lakhs only) on hotel Citrus Manali Resort. Also the hotel is directed to demolish the unauthorised structures right from 2006 till date to the extent of 2776.11 sq. meters. NGT asks the Chief Secretary of State of Himachal Pradesh to take appropriate disciplinary action in regard to dereliction of duty and for not maintaining the records and taking action in accordance with law against all the employees, officers and officials who have dealt with this file whether they are in service or have retired and providing undue advantage to the hotels.
January 10, 2018Habitat & UrbanisationKeralaSupreme CourtJudgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding construction of a multi-storey residential complex on the eastern bank of Chilavannurkayal (backwaters) in Kerala, 10/01/2018Kerala State Coastal Management AuthorityDLF Universal Limited & OthersSupreme Court directs that in future, wherever permissions are required to come and are to be obtained before commencement of construction, it would be no answer that activity can be carried on without obtaining the permissions. Simultaneously, the permissions itself are envisaged in a time bound schedule and not through improvement of cases by authorities running into years. Thus, from the inception itself, there should be clarity on what is permissible and what is not. Apex Court sustains the fine of Rs.1 crore on DLF Universal Limited with the direction for strict adherence to the norms in future and avoidance of contradictions by the authorities. This amount is to be deposited before the District Collector, Ernakulam to be kept in a separate account for being used exclusively for building up the environment, maintaining ecological balance in the area situated on the eastern side of the Chilavannur river, with a further direction to the District Collector to submit periodic reports before the Court as to the utilisation of the amount for the activities undertaken, in every six months.
August 10, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal constructions in Matheran an eco-sensitive zone in Maharashtra, 10/08/2017Bombay Environment Action GroupMinistry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF) & OthersCounsel for the State of Maharashtra submits that 428 illegal contractions/structures were detected and that demolition action against the illegal structures has been halted on account of Status-Quo order passed by the High Court in the Petitions filed by the holders of such structures.
November 11, 2016Habitat & UrbanisationIndiaSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding right to shelter of homeless persons in urban areas, 11/11/2016E. R. Kumar & OthersUnion of India & OthersSupreme Court directs a Committee to be constituted which will be responsible for the physical verification of the available shelters for urban homeless in each State/UT and also verify whether the shelters are in compliance of the operational guidelines for the Scheme of Shelters for Urban Homeless under the National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM).
September 9, 2016Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiSupreme CourtJudgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding the complete cordoning of a public road for the work on Kidwai Nagar East re-development, 02/09/2016National Building Construction Corporation Ltd & OthersKhosmendir Singh Gahunia & OthersThe Court makes it clear that as the project for re-development has received the statutory approvals, it is necessary to facilitate the completion of the project on schedule.
November 1, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationWest BengalNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding the pollution caused during the Poush Mela, Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal, 01/11/2017Subhas DattaVisva Bharati University & OthersNational Green Tribunal (Eastern Bench) directs Visva Bharati University, Shanti Niketan Trust and Sriniketan Shantineketan Development Authority (SSDA) to draw up a project for establishment of dedicated Solid Waste Management Plant and Sewage Treatment Plant within the premises of the Shantiniketan area for disposal of such waste.
November 2, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationTamil NaduNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding compliance of conditions of the Environmental Clearance by SSM Builders and Promoters, Chennai, 02/11/2017S.P. MuthuramanUnion of India & OthersThe issue deals with compliance by SSM Builders and Promoters on issues of source of water, use of energy efficient devices, ecologically and environmentally sensitive areas, natural topography, drainage system, rain water harvesting system, parking areas and compliance to other municipal and environmental laws. The Court ordered that out of 1966503 Sqm of area of the plot, the green belt is proposed to be raised over 52138 Sqm, which is 26.5 % of the total area. Also treated sewage should be sold, after proper treatment, either to the industries located nearby or to farmers to be used for irrigation purposes, rather than being transported over long distance.
November 6, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationUttar PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of Signature City Project in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 06/11/2017Ashwini YadavUnion of India & OthersThe Application filed by journalist Ashwini Yadav said that the Kanpur Development Authority has not obtained the no objection certificate. NGT directs the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change/ SEIAA to consider the Application for obtaining Environmental Clearance of the project proponent but "definitely take into consideration the illegalities committed in the constructions already raised and how they propose to protect the environment concerned". The Environmental Clearance, if granted, would be subject to approval by Tribunal.
November 1, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding the slum rehabilitation scheme, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 01/11/2017Susme Builders Pvt. LtdSlum Rehabilitation Authority & Others 
November 8, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationIndiaSupreme CourtOrder of the Supreme Court of India regarding the state of urban homeless in the state of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, 08/11/2017E. R. Kumar & OthersUnion of India & OthersThe Apex Court finds no concrete implementation of the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM). The Court suggests that the Union of India may have to look into the matter on how to implement the Mission effectively so that crores of rupees that are sanctioned are not frittered away on issues that have no concern directly or indirectly with the NULM.
September 1, 2015Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction in the city of Shimla of Himachal Pradesh in relation to 17 green areas, 01/09/2015Yogendra Mohan Sengupta & OthersState of Himachal Pradesh & OthersThe Tribunal in the present order noted that "despite our orders no study in regard to load bearing capacity of the Hills at Shimla, and impact of further density in construction on sewage system, water supply, collection and disposal of Municipal solid waste, transportation and Environmental ecology has been placed on record".
April 10, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding constructions inside Gulmohar Park, Delhi, 10/04/2017Gulmohar Park Journalist Welfare AssociationSouth Delhi Municipal Corporation & OthersIt has been submitted by the Counsel appearing for SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporation) that the alleged structure in the Municipal Park has been demolished and within a short span of time, remaining work regarding removal of debris would be done.
April 27, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unauthorized construction in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, 27/04/2017Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE)Bird's View Resort & OthersAccording to two officers (Praveen Gupta and Anil Kumar) of the Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board "there is no prescribed procedure in the Board for submission, processing and passing of the consent under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and any other matters falling in the jurisdiction of the Board."
May 3, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationIndiaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding exemption of construction projects from the process of environment impact assessment (EIA) and prior environmental clearance, 03/05/2017Society for Protection of Environment & Biodiversity & OthersUnion of India & OthersThe Court is of the view that in case any proposal of the States are processed and approval is granted, it shall be communicated to the State concerned that it is subject to decision in the Court (Original Application 677/2016). Also in the event of any proposal that has been processed and draft approval is granted by the MoEF, even those States will also be conveyed about this fact that the proposals are subject to outcome of this Application.
May 26, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationTamil NaduNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding encroachment alongside railway tracks, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 26/05/2017M/s. S.P. Surendranath KarthikSouthern Railway Chennai & OthersCounsel appearing for the State of Tamil Nadu has submitted that the State Government is prepared to spend the amount for the purpose of rehabilitation of encroachers, so that the encroachers of the railway lands can be removed but wants sharing of financial burden in respect of the activities.
May 26, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding unauthorized construction in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, 26/05/2017Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE)Hotel Divshikha & OthersNGT noted that even though Hotel Devshikha was granted consent to operate no inspection was conducted by SPCB. NGT expressed its displeasure at the report submitted by the Junior Engineer of the State Pollution Control Board and said that the report is primarily prepared for convenience of the hotel.
May 30, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding unauthorized construction of hotels in close vicinity of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, 30/05/2017Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its EnvironsBird's View Resort & OthersUnauthorised and illegal construction raised in violation of the planning laws affecting environment, ecology and natural resources adversely, should be demolished and the demolition should be effected within two weeks.
May 31, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationIndiaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding declaration and notification of the CZMP, 31/05/2017M/s. Mehdad & OthersMinistry of Environment Forests & Climate Change & OthersNGT directs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to conduct a meeting of all the Principal Secretaries of Environment of the Coastal States within two weeks and the entire course of action for finalization of hazardous line as well as notification of CZMP is to be adopted in that meeting.
May 31, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationWest BengalNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding boring of tube wells falling within CRZ area, Mouza Dadanpatra, District Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, 31/05/2017Department of Public Health Engineering - Govt. of West BengalSociety for Direct Initiative for Social & Health Action (DISHA)NGT allows the continuation of the work of commissioning and running of the tube well taking into consideration the report submitted by the Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management (IESWM) which states that the tube well does not fall within the CRZ area as it is 500 m beyond the HTL (High Tide Line) apart from the immense public interest involved in the matter.
June 16, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding excavation for the purpose of creating lakes in Lado Sarai, Delhi, 16/06/2017Society for protection of Culture Heritage Environment Traditions and Promotion of National Awareness (CHETNA)National Capital Territory of Delhi & OthersThe main concern of the applicant is the concretization of excavated portion of the land, which would hinder the recharge of the ground water. Matter listed for 04/07/2017.
June 16, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHaryanaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction activities going on without obtaining prior environmental clearance, Gurgaon, Haryana, 16/06/2017Naresh Kumar Jindal & OthersUnion of India & OthersCounsel appearing on behalf of Vatika Ltd. seeks time to file reply to the application as well as the application for grant of interim relief. He makes a statement that Environmental Clearance of area development of Residential Plotted Colony of 281.577 acres on the land referred to in the application has been granted as per the Environmental Clearance letter dated 04.09.2017.
June 16, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHaryanaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction activities going on without obtaining prior environmental clearance, Gurgaon, Haryana, 16/06/2017Naresh Kumar Jindal & OthersUnion of India & OthersCounsel appearing on behalf of Vatika Ltd. seeks time to file reply to the application as well as the application for grant of interim relief. He makes a statement that Environmental Clearance of area development of Residential Plotted Colony of 281.577 acres on the land referred to in the application has been granted as per the Environmental Clearance letter dated 04.09.2017.
June 19, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationUttarakhandNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding widening of NH-34 which is in violation of the Bhagirathi Eco Sensitive Zone Notification, Uttarakhand, 19/06/2017Birendra Singh Matura & OthersMinistry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & OthersThe Order notes that all the Parties are at consensus that 94 kms of stretch of NH-34 from Dharasu to Gangotri Forest falls within EcoSensitive Zone and any developmental activity in ESZ needs to conform with Zonal Master Plan. Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways and Boarder Roads Organisation seek time to consider making a statement to the effect that no developmental activity shall be carried out in contravention of the provisions of the approved Zonal Master Plan and the provision shall be made for muck disposal as well as for treatment and restoration of the portions of the said road affected by landslides.
July 12, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction activities in the city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 12/07/2017 Yogendra Mohan Sengupta & OthersState of Himachal Pradesh & OthersThe Court expresses its displeasure at the delay of the Himachal Pradesh Government to file their response/objections to the report submitted before the Tribunal. NGT grants final opportunity to the State of Himachal Pradesh to submit its response/objections, if any, additional or otherwise.
July 13, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationUttar PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of a temple in a green area in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 13/07/2017Rakesh Kumar & OthersState of Uttar Pradesh & OthersNGT dismisses the Application because the Applicant is not able to substantiate the allegations and also the nature of dispute is not within the scope of Section 14 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.
July 14, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding the Environmental Clearance (EC) granted by the SEIAA for a housing project, Poisar Village, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 14/07/2017Anil M. KhedekarMinistry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change & OthersThe project is a redevelopment project of a colony situated at Poisar Village, Mumbai. The impugned environmental clearance is for proposed expansion of the redevelopment project which was originally granted environmental clearance on 28th December, 2011. NGT disposed of the Application as it found no merit in the contentions raised challenging the EC.
July 20, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding noise and dust pollution resulting from laying down of railway line by DMRC, 20/07/2017Resident Welfare AssociationD.M.R.C. & OthersCounsel appearing for D.M.R.C. states that the premises in question, has already been vacated and it is ensured that the site will be properly restored, with at least 500 trees planted on 1.19 acres of land.
August 1, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationKeralaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding change in the classification of the panchayat area from CRZ III to CRZ II, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 01/08/2017Blaicy DixonKerala Coastal Zone Management AuthorityNGT in its Order said that the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority has to conduct public hearing on all districts before finalising the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan of Kerala and know the views of the Panchayat. In addition if it is a developed Panchayat then it has to be classified as CRZ-II developed area. At present all the Panchayat areas are classified as CRZ-III.
August 10, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationIndiaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding high tide line demarcation in relation to coastal area for India, 10/08/2017M/s. Mehdad & OthersMinistry of Environment Forests and Climate Change & OthersCounsel appearing for Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change states that the security clearance with regard to Western Coastal Areas would be received by the Ministry by 10th September, 2017. NGT directs that the security clearance must be submitted to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change by 10th September, 2017 and the State Governments of Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Kerala who have already been provided with the high tide line in relation to their coastal areas must prepare their Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) without any delay now and submit the same to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for finalization.
August 23, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationTamil NaduNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction of a community hall violating coastal zone regulations, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, 23/08/2017J. BarnabasDistrict Collector - Kanyakumari District & OthersNGT orders that if the Community hall is falling in the CRZ – III, 'No Development Zone' even after the revision of the CZMP, action may be taken to demolish the structure in accordance with law.
September 4, 2017Habitat & Urbanisation National Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies, Delhi, 04/09/2017Raghunath JhaMinistry of Urban DevelopmentNGT directs the Project Proponent (National Buildings Construction (NBCC) Limited) not to fell any tree without obtaining consent from the concerned authority, in accordance with law. The consent, if granted, shall necessarily include the condition that if any tree is fell or permitted to cut, in place thereof at least 10 trees shall be planted in the same area and it shall also be examined, at the first instance, whether is it possible to transplant the exiting tree within the same area.
September 5, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding massive pasting of posters, pamphlets for DUSU Elections 2017, 05/09/2017Nithin ChandranUnion of India & OthersThe Applicant (Nithin Chandran) informs the Tribunal that despite specific order passed by the Tribunal, the University of Delhi and other concerned authorities are not implementing the directions contained in that order in relation to prohibiting students on the use of posters and pamphlets and defacement of public property.
September 5, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationIndiaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding greening of public spaces, India, 05/09/2017Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions & Promotions of National Awareness (CHETNA)National Highway Authority of India & Others The NCT Delhi, State of Haryana and State of Rajasthan are directed to ensure due plantation is done at the Government land which are adjacent/abutting National Highway and such other State highways. The State Government and all Local Authorities shall also issue directions to all the Group Housing Societies, Commercial Plots and land that is allotted by the State Government for any office, residential block, that they would plant trees along their boundaries and raise green belts around the buildings.
September 5, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationHimachal PradeshNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding construction activity in 17 green belts of Shimla, Himachal PradeshYogendra Mohan SenguptaUnion of India & OthersCounsel appearing for the state of Himachal Pradesh has informed the National Green Tribunal that they are planning to file the Integrated Development Plan of Shimla and the Applicant (Yogendra Mohan Sengupta) would file the report of CAG particularly with reference to the landslides.
September 11, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationRajasthanNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding flooding of underpasses in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, 11/09/2017Noratmal SharmaState of Rajasthan & OthersTribunal is of the view that solution for the same should be worked out by constructing proper drains with pumping sets and also by preventing the storm water from entering the underpasses and / or minimising the storm water flow into the under passes.
September 22, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationGoaNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding consent to operate granted to Linet Nunes Curlies Restaurant, Panaji, Goa, 22/09/2017Linet NunesGoa State Pollution Control Board & OthersTribunal directs Linnet Nunes to submit to the Pollution Control Board the NOC/approval from the concerned Panchayat. If such NOC/Approval is granted, the Goa Pollution Control Board shall pass appropriate order taking it to be reconsideration of the impugned order passed by the Board as this was the only ground for revoking the consent order having submission of NOC/Approval.
September 22, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationDelhiNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding destruction of trees as a result of demolition of government residential colonies, Delhi, 22/09/2017Raghunath JhaMinistry Of Urban DevelopmentNGT directs the Project Proponent to plant the tall trees at the site in question and if the space falls short, then the plantation shall be done at the site allocated for that purpose by the Delhi Development Authority. The plants shall be planted as a condition precedent to the cutting of the trees.
September 11, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal constructions in Matheran an eco-sensitive zone in Maharashtra, 11/09/2017Bombay Environment Action GroupMinistry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF) & OthersThe Applicant - Bombay Environment Action Group has submitted that the interim submitted before the Tribunal is silent on the actions that the State proposed to take and the timeline on violations under the Forest Conservation Act in the forest like area. NGT directs another affidavit to be filed within a week.
August 10, 2017Habitat & UrbanisationMaharashtraNational Green Tribunal (NGT)Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal constructions in Matheran an eco-sensitive zone in Maharashtra, 10/08/2017Bombay Environment Action GroupMinistry Of Environment And Forests (MOEF) & OthersCounsel for the State of Maharashtra submits that 428 illegal contractions/structures were detected and that demolition action against the illegal structures has been halted on account of Status-Quo order passed by the High Court in the Petitions filed by the holders of such structures.
Data retrieved from India Environment Portal (IEP)

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