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Illegal parking of cars on pavements and footpaths drew the ire of Delhi high court recently, prompting it to direct agencies to crack the whip so that public streets can be reclaimed.

The National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to monitor compliance of conditions in the environment and forest clearances by ISKCON in Mathura where the organisation is building a 70-storey t

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Deepak Datta Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi dated 21/05/2019 regarding illegal running of banquet halls in Punjabi Bagh, Delhi. Report submitted by a Joint Committee comprising of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the District Magistrate, Punjabi Bagh and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation states that only eight banquet halls were inspected, though there are many others in the area. They could not produce building plans/maps. None of them have authorized parking arrangement.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Praveen Kakar & Others Vs Ministry of Environment & Forests & Others dated 21/05/2019 regarding encroachment of green areas, extraction of ground water and violation of other statutory norms by M/s Ansal Properties and Infrastructure Ltd., Sushant Lok, Phase-I, Gurgaon, Haryana.

Between March and May, Karol Bagh’s Ajmal Khan Road became ground zero for a project that hopes to put pedestrians first.

Construction in areas between 20,000-50,000 square metres will not require environment clearance from the government anymore, the Centre has said in its modified notification on the environment imp

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sri Om Tyagi Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 17/05/2019 regarding marriage halls operating without requisite consent and compliance of environmental norms in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manikesh Chaturvedi Vs International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) & Others dated 17/05/2019 regarding environmental clearance for the construction of Sri Vrindavan Chandra Mandir at Vrindavan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sayyed Mohammed Sabir Usman Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/05/2019 regarding grant of Environmental and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Clearance for extension of Breakwater at Chhara Port, village Chhara Sarkhadi, Taluka Kodinar, district Gir Somnath, Gujarat by M/s Simar Port Private Limited.

How does the state govern cities where much of the economy is informal, on the margins of state regulatory institutions?

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