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Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand (Writ Petition (PIL) No. 109 of 2022) in the matter of Ratanmani Dobhal Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 03/08/2022.

The petitioner has highlighted three projects undertaken by the Irrigation Department, Uttarakhand namely:

1. Construction of irrigation canal for re-use of treated water of Jagjitpur sewage treatment plant (STP) of Haridwar district under state sector (NABARD) costing of Rs.2365.39 lakh

This paper analyses environmental regulation under corruption and explores the possibility to attain the first best – ‘no corruption and no pollution’, with a special focus on implications of non-monetary incentives for firms to adapt green technology.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Kumar Sharma Vs Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/05/2022.

Thoroughly investigating corruption in a wildlife crime court case can disrupt organized criminal groups to a greater extent by potentially identifying higher-level individuals for investigation, arrest, conviction, and appropriate sentencing.

India is ranked 85 out of 180 countries on the global Corruption Perceptions Index for 2021, PTI cited Transparency International report. With a score of 40, India stands at 85th position, while its neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh fare worse in the global corruption index.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/01/2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hakam Singh & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 10/11/2021.

Question for consideration is compliance of environmental norms by the brick kilns in Sri Ganganagar district in Rajasthan. The NGT noted that despite the court's last order, February 11, 2021 - illegally operating brick kilns have not been closed nor made accountable for past violations.

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in traditional crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on women and children in 2020, but there was a drastic jump in disobedience to government orders, primarily arising due to violations of COVID-19 norms, official data showed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukanti Pradhan & Others Vs District Collector, Dhenkanal & Others dated 13/09/2021.

The matter related to illegal mining by Chinmay Kumar Nayak and operation of illegal stone crushers by Kunal Structure (I) Pvt. Ltd. at Jhilli Mouza in Dhenkanal district, Odisha.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Supertech Limited Vs Emerald Court Owner Resident Welfare Association & Others dated 31/08/2021.

The Supreme Court directed the demolition of twin 40 storey towers (Apex and Ceyane) in the Emerald Court project of Supertech Ltd in Noida for violation of building norms. The work of demolition should be carried out within a period of three months and must be carried out by Supertech Limited at its own cost under the supervision of the officials of NOIDA.

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