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 Pradip Chintaman Gharat & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 24/09/2019 regarding use of foreshore land bearing Survey No. 134 in village Erangal, Madh Island, Mumbai for drying fish. It is alleged that the said activity causes air pollution and is also against the Development Control Regulations for Greater Mumbai and CRZ notification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mangesh Mahadev Parab Vs M/s. New Monarch Builders and Contractors & Others dated 03/09/2019 regarding applicability of the EIA Notification, 2006, for the constructions being undertaken by M/s. New Monarch Builders and Contractors in respect of Slum Redevelopment Project on CTS Nos. 706, 706/1 to 106/11, 706/14 to 15 and 706/22 of village Marol at Andheri (East), Mumbai-400059 under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arvind Pundalik Mhatre Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 03/09/2019 regarding pollution caused by the discharge of industrial effluents in Taloja industrial area on the outskirts of Mumbai.

History of the case:

NGT noted that the inspection report filed before the Tribunal from time to time clearly showed that untreated industrial effluents were being discharged in a water body causing damage to the eco system and health of the inhabitants.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sonia Raj Sood Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding approval for parking lot for Hotel Sea Rock and other constructions falling in the CRZ no-development zone, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Asha Nagar, Mulund West, Mumbai Vs State of Maharashtra dated 09/08/2019 regarding air pollution by small scale industries in Nandanvan Industrial Estate at Asha Nagar, Mulund (West), Mumbai.

But slew of FIRs for destruction of trees has not led to any action

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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Charudatt Koli Vs M/s Sea Lord Containers Ltd. dated 15/07/2019 regarding air pollution in the outskirts of Mumbai, in and around villages Ambapada and Mahul. The major contributor to the air pollution are said to be the logistic services, storing oil, gas and chemical items, as well as oil companies releasing emissions. The emissions include Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on account of loading, storage and unloading operations of hazardous chemicals at various stages.

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

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