On April 10, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated to amend the 1994 Act with respect to the appointment, qualifications, tenure and conditions of service of the State Election Commissioner in the State Election Commission.

Judgement of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in the matter of Zoru Darayus Bhathena Vs Tree Authority, Mumbai and Others dated 04/10/2019 regarding Tree Authority's decision to remove 2646 trees at Aarey (2185 cut and 461 transplant) for construction of Metro car depot by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRCL).

Judgement of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in the matter of Vanashakti & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/10/2019. Applications were filed for declaring the entire area of Aarey Colony ad measuring 1280 hectare as a ‘Reserved Forest’ or a ‘Protected Forest’ as the case may be, under the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and direct Forest Department Government of Maharashtra to issue a formal notification to that effect under the Indian Forest Act, 1927.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Balotra Textile Hand Processors Association Vs Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board & Other dated 04/09/2019 regarding discharge of industrial effluents from 23 textile industries into the Luni river at Gandhipura, Balotra, District Barmer, Rajasthan.

The mine was closed by NMDC for the past nine months, after a state government order to impose an 80 per cent premium levy of the average sale price from there

The issue for consideration is compliance of the judgment by the Supreme Court in M.C. Mehta vs. Union of India & Ors: (2004) directing shifting/closing of industrial activities falling under category ‘F’ of the Master Plan of Delhi, 2001. Aggrieved by the inaction of the authorities on the subject, petitions were filed in the Delhi High Court alleging that unauthorized industrial activities which included handling of plastic and its illegal disposal by way of burning, etc. were continuing. The proceedings were transferred to the Tribunal. 

Chennai: The Madras high court has directed Tiruvallur collector to explain why action has not been taken against district authorities, including district revenue officer (DRO), for failing to impl

Judgement of the High Court of Bombay in the matter of Worli Koliwada Nakhwa & Others Vs Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai & Others dated 16/07/2019 regarding construction of a coastal road on the western coast of Mumbai from Princess Street Flyover to the Worli end of the Borivali– Worli Sea-link. Four interchanges are connecting the existing road to the proposed Coastal Road.

Observing the state government has delayed rehabilitation of residents of Kurar village slum in Malad East despite a 1997 Bombay High Court order directing the state government to shift them from t