Deptts asked to be ready with anti-pollution plans ahead of winter

NEW DELHI: With cities growing at a rapid pace, a renowned environmentalist has said it would be a "disaster" if balance is not maintained between nature and construction activities as the builders

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/09/2018 regarding Kant Enclave constructions at Aravallis in Faridabad, Haryana. The principal question that arises in this batch of substantive applications is whether, in the State of Haryana, land notified under the provisions of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900 is forest land or is required to be treated as forest land. If so, whether construction carried out by the applicant R. Kant & Co.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. S. Ravi Vs. State of Karnataka & Others dated 04/09/2018 regarding restraining construction activities at Kaikondrahalli Vilalge, BBMP Ward No. 150 (Bellandur Ward), Mahadevpura Zone, Bengaluru. The grievance of the applicant is that the project called ‘SJR Watermark Project’ on the bank of Kaikondrahalli Lake in Bengaluru was within less than 10 meters from the edge of the lake as against the requirement of distance of 30 meters which is a buffer/no development/no construction Zone.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of B. Raghupathy Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding M/s. New Ark Project proceeding with a project without mandatory requirement of environmental clearance. The project consists of high-rise residential apartments and a commercial complex. The project involves extraction of ground water, generation of waste, generation of effluents, pollution of water streams, adverse population density and increased vehicular emissions. The project is in the catchment area of Bellandur and/or Varthur Lakes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arjunan Muthukrishnan Vs. The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 06/08/2018. This application seeks direction for action against M/s. Jain Housing for violation of the EIA Notification, 2006, the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Haflong: A former executive member of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council has sought the Assam government's intervention in alleged deforestation and illegal boulder collection from the river

Compared to last year that saw 56 good air days between January and June, this year, the national capital has seen 65 such days.

The Delhi High Court today asked the Aam Aadmi Party government how it could defend more construction in the national capital while pulling it up for not taking steps to decongest it and curbing po

The AAP has joined a citizens’ campaign to stop the tree felling. Party spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said the government will not give its nod for tree felling anymore.

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