Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of V. Sankara Subramanian Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2021.

The matter related to a building project in an area having an extent of 10.87 acres in Vedapatti village, Coimbatore south taluk, Coimbatore district under the name Golden City. The proposal was to construct 1356 flats of various sizes. It is alleged that the construction of the project started even before the grant of Environment Clearance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Janta Land Promoters Ltd. Vs Punjab Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/01/2020.

The Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kirti & Others Vs Oriental Insurance Company Limited dated 05/01/2021. The matter related to the motor accident compensation of Rs. 22 lakhs awarded by the High Court to the claimant-appellants. The apex court increased the amount by Rs. 11.20 lakhs.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mahantesh Vs Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd. & Others dated 04/01/2021. The matter related to delay in payment of compensation to agriculturalists, awarded by the Karnataka High Court for the acquisition of their lands under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 for Malprabha Reservoir Project. The SC directed issuance of notice on the applications for condonation of delay in filing the Special Leave Petitions.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Pahal Youth Club Vs Aravali Power Company Private Limited dated 04/01/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandni Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. Vs Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 04/01/2021.

The matter related to illegal storage of chromium waste by some of the industries in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The government notified the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020. These rules serve to “empower” consumers with rights that would allow them to access continuous supply of quality, reliable electricity. This is because the provisions make distribution companies more accountable to consumers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Digvijay Singh Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 07/12/2020 regarding pollution caused by the textile industries at Balotra, Bithuja and Jasol in district Barmer, Rajasthan.

This brief discusses legislative developments during COVID-19 in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines that undermine sustainable human-environment interactions and IPs’ and LCs’ broader enjoyment of their rights over their customary territories.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shantanu Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/11/2020. The matter related to management of fly ash generated by the thermal power plants (TPPs).

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