Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Roshni B. Patel Vrs. Union of India & Others regarding construction of bridge over Tena Creek without CRZ clearance, Gujarat, 19/09/2017.
The Government of India along with the various State and Local Governments is implementing several flagship Urban Missions. An overarching goal of the various missions and schemes is to make Indian cities more ‘Liveable’.
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.
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.