New Delhi’s “urban villages” are the result of government land acquisitions that began in 1912 and continued into the 1960s. Since the 1980s, growing demand for real estate within the city has engendered unprecedented residential and commercial development in these former agrarian areas. The consequences of this include structural changes in the built environment, shifts in the social make-up of the village, and new relationships with the municipal and planning authorities.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) Vs. Bird’s View Resort & Others dated 30/01/2017 regarding unauthorised constructions in Kasauli area, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Advocate General appearing for the State has pointed out before the Court detailed list of unauthorized constructions, wholly or partially as well as the authorized construction existing in that area.