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The newly elected federal Government of India (GoI) launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in 2015 with the stated purpose of improving the governance and infrastructural deficiencies that plague Indian cities.

The newly elected federal Government of India (GoI) launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in 2015 with the stated purpose of improving the governance and infrastructural deficiencies that plague Indian cities.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/08/2018 regarding unauthorized constructions in Burari, Delhi. The report submitted by the Monitoring Committee has noted that even though the land is agricultural land but several multi-storeyed buildings have come up in the area. There is hardly any vacant land in that area and there is no agricultural land in the area. The Monitoring Committee has already noted that even water bodies have been encroached upon and a large number of trees have been cut down.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Court on its Motion Vs South Municipal Corporation of Delhi & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding encroachments in Neeti Bagh and Uday Park, Delhi.

Court directs Deputy Commissioner (Traffic) to file a status report with regard to the action taken for removal of unauthorized parking of vehicles in the roads and public area of the locality.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of B. Raghupathy Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding M/s. New Ark Project proceeding with a project without mandatory requirement of environmental clearance. The project consists of high-rise residential apartments and a commercial complex. The project involves extraction of ground water, generation of waste, generation of effluents, pollution of water streams, adverse population density and increased vehicular emissions. The project is in the catchment area of Bellandur and/or Varthur Lakes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Varun Jain Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 20/08/2018 regarding removal of trees for the Airport at Jaipur. The Applicant had earlier also approached the Tribunal and the NGT had permitted the Applicant to approach the concerned authority. NGT dismisses the Application stating that a statutory authority is already looking into the matter and there is no "substantial question of environment requiring adjudication by this Tribunal".

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Union of India & Others Vs D. R. Parekh & Others dated 14/08/2018 regarding Synclair Hotel and Corbyns Cove falling under CRZ II category, Port Blair.

Supreme Court sets aside the High Court Order of 2004 and said that the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests has come into force with effect from 6th January, 2011 and that all the parties shall abide by the said Notification.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s leading property developers are staring at an uncertain future as the government intensifies implementation of a regeneration plan for the capital of Nairobi that has re

In accordance with the laws and environmental guidelines in force, as well as with AfDB’s ISS policy and Environmental and Social assessment procedures, the Dodoma City Outer Ring Road project is c

Order of the Natinal Green Tribunal in the matter of Legal Aid Committee, NGT Bar Association Vs. MoEF & Others dated 07/08/2018. This application seeks directions to check diversion of the area marked as Natural Conservation Zone (NCZ) by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) in the Regional Plan. The Applicant has alleged that the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have diverted the NCZ area in violation of the original plan while preparing Sub-regional Plans and such diversion will adversely affect the environment.

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