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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Noratmal Sharma vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding flooding of underpasses in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Tribunal is of the view that solution for the same should be worked out by constructing proper drains with pumping sets and also by preventing the storm water from entering the underpasses and / or minimising the storm water flow into the under passes.

The state government today approved a new housing policy aimed at meeting the goal of housing for all with a special focus on affordable housing for economically weaker sections of society through

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nithin Chandran Vs. Union of India & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding pasting of posters, pamphlets in the campus and public streets for Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections. The Applicant (Nithin Chandran) informs the Tribunal that despite specific order passed by the Tribunal, the University of Delhi and other concerned authorities are not implementing the directions contained in that order in relation to prohibiting students on the use of posters and pamphlets and defacement of public property.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Yogendra Mohan Sengupta Vs. Union of India & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding construction activity in 17 green belts of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Counsel appearing for the state of Himachal Pradesh has informed the National Green Tribunal that they are planning to file the Integrated Development Plan of Shimla and the Applicant (Yogendra Mohan Sengupta) would file the report of CAG particularly with reference to the landslides.

Cities are concentrations of sociopolitical power and prime architects of land transformation, while also serving as consumption hubs of “hard” water and energy infrastructures. These infrastructures extend well outside metropolitan boundaries and impact distal river ecosystems. We used a comprehensive model to quantify the roles of anthropogenic stressors on hydrologic alteration and biodiversity in US streams and isolate the impacts stemming from hard infrastructure developments in cities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Roshni B. Patel Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/09/2017 regarding the construction of the bridge over the Tena creek and road in the intertidal zone without obtaining prior CRZ Clearance from the Gujarat coastal zone management authority. Committee constituted to look into the environmental damage done and steps for remediation.

As the plight of the world’s urban poor occupies an irrevocable priority of the global development agenda, fresh steps being proposed by a panel of experts on how to reform the United Nation’s curr

Ahead of a major meeting next week, a prominent group of civil society representatives is urging the United Nations to strengthen its coordinated response to rapid urbanisation by copying mechanism

The present work is mainly focused on the Geotechnical properties of the areas in Gandhinagar district. The recent growth which is associated with urbanization in Gandhinagar -Ahmedabad Township calls for appropriate geotechnical investigations of soils of the area. Representative soil samples were collected from the Sabarmati River bed near Gandhinagar area and were investigated as per Indian standard for their index properties with a view to classifying for their use in infrastructural development.

Most developed countries now implicitly or explicitly aim to promote more compact urban forms, as compactness is associated with a wide range of positive effects: increases in productivity due to agglomeration economies, travel time savings, and a smaller ecological footprint due to lower energy and land consumption.

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