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NEW DELHI: Green area will increase three times after the redevelopment of seven government colonies in Delhi, housing and urban affairs ministry claimed on Thursday citing official data.

NEW DELHI: While the need perhaps is for more trees to be planted in a city plagued by pollution, seven major housing projects are set to take a toll of Delhi’s tree population — the environment im

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/05/2018 regarding utilization of land for the widening of National Highway from Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, 03/05/2018. It is stated by the counsel appearing for the NHAI that 21.52 hectares of land in Yamuna Flood Plain has been handed over to the NHAI. It is further stated that 5% of the Project cost has been deposited with the Ridge Management Board.

The draft mentions that construction of sewage treatment plants in CRZ-I area shall be taken only by the municipal authorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Raaja Vs Secretary, MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding maintenance of green cover along highways. The States were asked to furnish the following information:

a. Stretch of roads in different areas in the State where trees have been felled and the areas identified for compensatory afforestation.

b. The number of trees proposed to be felled.

MOEF has submitted that the requisite information has not been given by :

NEW DELHI: A new study on more than 2000 compensatory afforestation plantations across the country found that in 70% of the projects plantations have been taken up on notified forest land but terme

The ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) has raised a number of concerns with the draft rules for implementation of the compensatory afforestation fund (CAF) Act, notified by the union environment min

The remaining 20 per cent of NPV will be utilised for strengthening the forest and wildlife-related infrastructure, capacity building of personnel of state forest departments and other associated a

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensatory afforestation on forest land, 18/12/2017. Compensatory afforestation has been done on 8.13 lakh hectare (Non forest land- 3.27 lakh ha. and Degraded forest land- 4.86 lakh ha.) from the Compensatory Afforestation Fund. Fund released to different States/Union Territories upto 30.11.2017 from Compensatory Afforestation Fund managed by Ad-hoc CAMPA is placed at Annexure-A.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Mangalam Cement Limited Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 07/11/2017 regarding rate of Net Present Value (NPV) by Mangalam Cement Limited, Kota, Rajasthan. Mangalam Cement contention is that the forest land in question is degraded having density of less than of 0.01, the NPV should have been charged at the minimum rate of Rs. 5.80 lakhs per hectare and not at the rate of Rs. 9.0 hectares.

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