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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pandalaneni Srimannarayana & Others Vs State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 17/11/2017 regarding formation of a Green Field New Capital namely Amravati as it poses a serious threat to the environment.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarbeswar Boruah Vs State of Assam & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding the decision of the Central Government and the Government of Assam to establish AIIMS at the Jalah Beel in North Guwahati in preference to Raha village in Nagaon district of Assam.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding infrastructure and other matters relating to route from Katra to Bhawan and environment protection.

Some of the directions passed by the Principal Bench of NGT are the following:

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashwini Yadav Vs. Union of India & Others dated 06/11/2017 regarding construction of Signature City Project in Kanpur. The Application filed by journalist Ashwini Yadav said that the Kanpur Development Authority has not obtained the no objection certificate.

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commissioned several projects in Delta State worth N5.2 billion. The projects, which were mostly roads were commissioned at the weekend.

The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the National Academy of Economic Strategy (NAES) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) have jointly released a report on cities’ competitiveness around the world, focusing on the relationship between housing and urban competitiveness.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of S.P. Muthuraman Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/11/2017 regarding compliance by SSM Builders and Promoters on issues of source of water, use of energy efficient devices, ecologically and environmentally sensitive areas, natural topography, drainage system, rain water harvesting system, parking areas and compliance to other municipal and environmental laws.

Some of the directions of the Court are the following:

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Susme Builders Pvt. Ltd Vs Slum Rehabilitation Authority & Others dated 01/11/2017 regarding the slum rehabilitation scheme, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Supreme Court directs the Susme Builders to file an affidavit stating that slum dwellers will be permanently rehabilitated within two years from the date of the decision in this appeal and if the rehabilitation is not done within two years, what amount of the Developer should be forfeited.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pankaj Sharma Vs. MoEF & Others dated 26/10/2017 regarding restaurants in South Delhi running without obtaining environment clearance. Counsel appearing for Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the Corporation submit that they would ensure that no restaurants are permitted to carry out their operations or commercial activities unless they have obtained consent to operate from Delhi Pollution Control Committee and license from the Municipal Authorities.

The World Economic Forum has released a report taking a deep dive on migration and cities, exploring the types, causes and patterns of migration, the most affected corridors and cities, the impact on urban infrastructure and services, the solutions that can be employed and how cities can seek to future proof themselves to address this growing ch

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