Order of the Madras High Court dated 07/06/2021 in the matter of Suo Motu Vs Archaeological Survey of India & Others regarding safeguarding of archaeological monuments in Tamil Nadu.

The Madras High Court, June 7, 2021 in a slew of measures directed the concerned authorities to establish Mamallapuram World Heritage Area Management Authority to manage and safeguard all the monuments and the same to be notified within a period of eight weeks.

Order of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of Noorjahan & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/02/2021.

India’s cultural heritage and, inparticular, its archaeological and built heritage is unparalleled in the world.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/12/2019 regarding environment protection of Taj Mahal. Among the various directions passed by the apex court are the following:

a. The Agra Municipal Corporation has been directed to submit the report (Environment Impact Assessment) of the waste to energy plant submitted by M/s Spaak Bresson Pvt. Ltd. to the NEERI.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mrinalini Padhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/11/2019 management of Jagannath temple, Puri, Odisha.

The SC on November 4 directed the government of Odisha to frame a plan, with support from the Jagannath temple administration for providing shelter and other facilities to people visiting the shrine.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/02/2019 regarding Vision Document for Taj Mahal preservation.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/09/2018 regarding Taj Trapezium Zone. Meenakshi Dhote, Professor of Environmental Planning, DSPA and Project Coordinator of Vision Document for Taj Mahal stated before the Court that the suggestions received are being tabulated and analyzed and asked for the extension of the time to prepare the vision document till 15/11/2018.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/08/2018 regarding Taj Trapezium Zone. Supreme Court held discussion with Meenakshi Dhote, who is the Professor of Environmental Planning, DSPA and Project Coordinator of Vision Document asked her to approach the Court for any assistance. With respect to declaring Agra as a heritage city, ASG has informed the Court that a communication in this regard has been sent to the Government of Uttar Pradesh to send a proposal for declaring Agra as a heritage city.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the tribunal would deal with only those cases which have an important question relating to environment and ecology.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/07/2018 regarding Taj Trapezium Zone. M.C. Mehta has suggested that the TTZ Authority needs to be revampled. Attorney General and Tushar Mehta, Additional Solicitor General for the State of Uttar Pradesh has stated that they will take instructions in this regard but are open to any suggestions made by M. C. Mehta. Supreme Court directs M. C. Mehta to give the suggestions within three weeks.

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