Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rakesh Kumar Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 13/07/2017 regarding unauthorized constructions in a park in Block-G, Sector-44, Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Applicant has also requested for removal of all broken stones/mulba dumped by Noida Authority and to maintain the green belt for the benefit of all the residents of the Sector.

An army of green volunteers should be recruited across London to protect and preserve parks as some local authorities plan to withdraw all funding by 2020.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Sujal Sahakari Gruha Rachana Sanstha Maryadit Vs Pune Municipal Corporation & Others dated 03/07/2017 regarding environmental pollution and degradation caused by various marriage halls and Mangal Karyalayas located on 100 ft DP road starting from Mhatre Bridge to Rajaram bridge in Pune. The Applicant alleges that the environmental degradation is caused due to the encroachment on the designated green belt area, being within the blue flood line marked along the river Mutha by such marriage halls.

Climate change impacts can be especially large in cities1, 2. Several large cities are taking climate change into account in long-term strategies3, 4, for which it is important to have information on the costs and benefits of adaptation5. Studies on climate change impacts in cities mostly focus on a limited set of countries and risks, for example sea-level rise, health and water resources6. Most of these studies are qualitative, except for the costs of sea-level rise in cities7, 8.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahesh Chandra Saxena Vs. SDMC and Ors dated 18/04/2017 regarding use of recycled treated water of the STP of DJB situated at Qutub Metro Station, Meharauli Gurgaon Road for horticulture use.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gulmohar Park Journalist Welfare Association Vs. South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Ors. dated 10/04/2017 regarding constructions inside Gulmohar Park, Delhi.

It 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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Green Cover, 21/03/2017. As per the study Urban Greening Guidelines, the per capita availability of green space may decline due to increase in urban population. The city wise details are given in Annexure-I. The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) implemented by Ministry of Urban Development has also inter-alia objective of increasing the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks). The details of funds earmarked for city parks under AMRUT are at Annexure-II.

Previous studies indicate that the design of streets and sidewalks can influence physical activity among residents. Park features also influence park use and park-based physical activity. Although individuals can walk on streets and sidewalks, walking loops in parks offer a setting to walk in nature and to avoid interruptions from traffic. Here the researchers describe the use of walking loops in parks and compare the number of park users and their physical activity in urban neighborhood parks with and without walking loops.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Progressive Resident Welfare Association Versus Haryana Urban Development Authority dated 22/12/2016 regarding converting a colony park into residential plots in sector 23-A, West Zone, Gurgaon, Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajeev Raheja Vs. Delhi Municipal Corporation & Ors. dated 01/09/2016 regarding use of green belt area at Gokhale Market, Mori Gate Area near Tikona Park Opp. Gate No. 6, Tis Hazari Court, Delhi for illegal running of heavy vehicle workshops and parking of buses and trucks.

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