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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/05/2018. Attorney General has placed before the Apex Court the Action Plan for monitoring of all construction activities in Delhi and fixing of responsibility in case of violations of Master Plan, unified building Bye-laws and other illegal construction activities.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya plans to encourage construction of green buildings in order to promote environmental sustainability, an official said on Wednesday.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: The Indian Express and the Tribune Dated 2nd May 2018 Regarding Kasauli Incident dated 09/05/2018 regarding unauthorized constructions in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

Supreme Court directs the State of Himachal Pradesh to file a status report within a period of two months giving information on the following issues :

a) The names and designation of the officers who were posted at the time when unauthorized construction was being carried out

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding unauthorised constructions in Delhi and its effect on groundwater. Central Ground Water Board has filed a report on the status of ground water which shows that in areas categorized as over exploited (as per Ground Water Resources Estimation of 2013) from May 200 to May 2017 water level declined rate varied from 0.5 m/year to more than 2 m/year at places.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding sealing drive in Delhi against unauthorised constructions. Report No. 118 of the Monitoring Committee was placed before the Court and it deals with alleged unauthorised constructions in Khan Market as well as in Sanjay Market. It has also been pointed out that the seals of the premises sealed on 2nd August, 2007 in Sanjay Market have since been tampered with and huge multi storeyed buildings have come up on all the sealed premises.

The African Development Bank seeks investments from global pensions and commercial financiers to help fund the continent’s infrastructure gap of as much as $170 billion a year.

In the hope that it would bring an end to the amount of deadly asbestos dust on their streets, residents of former asbestos-mining community Mafefe, have welcomed the construction of part of a road

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said Africa needs about $170 billion annually to meet its infrastructure requirement.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/05/2018 regarding construction of International Craft Complex in morphological Ridge area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

A CEC report on this matter was placed before the Court which was accepted by the Apex Court subject to some conditions:

i) The NBCC (India) Pvt. Ltd. Shall deposit 5% of project cost with the Ridge Management Board Fund for conservation and protection of Delhi Ridge

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/05/2018 regarding utilization of land for the widening of National Highway from Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, 03/05/2018. It is stated by the counsel appearing for the NHAI that 21.52 hectares of land in Yamuna Flood Plain has been handed over to the NHAI. It is further stated that 5% of the Project cost has been deposited with the Ridge Management Board.

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