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Although Africa has experienced rapid urbanization in recent decades, know little about the process of urbanization across the continent. The paper exploits a natural experiment, the abolition of South African pass laws, to explore how exogenous population shocks affect the spatial distribution of economic activity.

This paper explores the wealth of options available to national transport policy-makers who wish to support more compact and connected urban development, and provides clear inputs on how to prioritise, broadening the focus from facilitating movement, to achieving true accessibility.

This is a compilation of data on various indicators of Urban India such as Demography, Employment, Transportation, Sanitation, Housing, Socio-economic Indicators and Public Expenditure on Urban Development. It also provides information the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Urban Development like Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), Smart City Mission (SCM) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 25/02/2019 regarding action against temporary structures constructed along the beaches of Morjem, Mandre, Galgibag and Agonda without specific permission from GCZMA in No Development Zone (NDZ).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pratap Badlani Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 21/02/2019 regarding illegal expansion of Kandala Port and also illegal activities of Kandala Port Trust (KPT) in setting up interconnecting pipeline, in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms. Gujarat Coastal Z

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vijay Kumar Chugh Vs M/s. Magic Info Solutions Pvt. Ltd. & Others dated 19/02/2019 regarding violation of Environmental Clearance conditions by M/s. Magic Info Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in setting up a housing project at Sector 104, Gurugram. According to the applicant, sewerage was being collected in the collection sump. Sewerage disposal was unscientific. The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) water supply was not connected with the project.

The Urban Affairs Ministry has made amendments to the Model Building Byelaws (MBBL) 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines 2014, making provisions for establishing EV charging infrastructure. According to this, public charging station should be on both sides of the highways or roads on every 25 km.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Wilfred J.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Tharthare Vs The Secretary, Envt. Dept. Govt. of Maharashtra & Others dated 11/02/2019 regarding expansion of of ‘Oriana Residential Project’ of village Bandra at Gandhinagar, Bandra East, Mumbai by M/s Resilience Realty Pvt. Ltd. This appeal was filed on 10.04.2014 and has been pending for the last about five years. Question for consideration is whether grant of EC to the expansion of the project by treating it as ‘amendment’ is in violation of EIA Notification, 2006.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Regarding Sundarbans Forests Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/02/2019 regarding the large number of constructions within the CRZ-I area at Bakhkhali, Henry Island and at Manmathanagar, Gosaba block of the Sunderbans. Vide order dated 06.08.2015, the State had been injuncted from raising any construction within the CRZ-1 area or protected sanctuary area in view of the prohibition contained in the CRZ Notification 2011.

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