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The planet is becoming increasingly urban. In many ways, the urbanization wave and the unprecedented urban growth of the past 20 years have created a sense of urgency and an impetus for change.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjeev S J, President, Environmental Protection and Research Council Vs State of Kerala dated 30/07/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) for a construction project by M/s Draganstone Realty Pvt. Ltd. obtained by concealing facts about the actual built up area. Report from State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) said that EC was granted on June 2018, which has since expired and the new application is still pending.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rakesh Kumar Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 25/07/2019 regarding illegal construction on the Mall Road, Shimla at Bridge View Hotel between the nallah flowing between the hotel and Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Shimla. The report by the Director, Town and Country Planning Department stated that illegal construction could not be demolished as the matter was pending before the Additional District Judge, Shimla.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jitender Dhir Vs Unin of India & Others dated 25/07/2019 regarding illegal construction by the Delhi Development Authority in the area recorded as green belt in Mayapuri, Delhi despite objection of the Deputy Conservator of Forest on 03.12.2015.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Urban homeless population in the country, 24/07/2019. As per Census 2011, the total number of houseless urban household in India is 2,56,896. The State/UT-wise details are attached at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Evictions due to demolition of slums, 24/07/2019. “In-situ” Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) component under PMAY(U) Mission mandates to use land as a resource for providing houses to slum dwellers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sagardeep Sirsaikar Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 23/07/2019.

In this paper the impact of various agglomerative forces on employment growth in Ghanaian manufacturing is investigated, using data from two firm censuses, as well as population census and trade data.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of H. P. Rajanna Vs Union of india & Others dated 19/07/2019 regarding construction of highrise residential apartment project in municipal khata number 4131 comprised in Survey Nos. 61/2, 62 and 63/2, Kasavanahalli Village, Varthur Hobli, Bengaluru East taluk, Bengaluru District by Wonder Projects Development Pvt. Ltd. and Godrej Properties Ltd.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 18/07/2019 regarding temporary structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda which did not have specific permission from the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and the area falling within the No Development Zone (NDZ). A three member committee appointed by the Tribunal was given the task to verify whether the illegal structures were removed.

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