Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 02/11/2018.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/09/2018. This is an application filed by Central Public Works Department (CPWD) seeking permission for construction of Flyover and Underpass between Mahipalpur Bypass Road and Airport Road near Hanuman Mandir adjoining NH-8, New Delhi falling in Southern Ridge and Morphological Ridge area.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/09/2018 regarding permission for laying 850 meters long Fibre Optic Cable Network inside the Central Ridge Reserve Forest along with the Reserve Forest boundary from Delhi Earth Station (Malcha Marg) to Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri, Delhi.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Mangalam Cement Limited Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 07/11/2017 regarding rate of Net Present Value (NPV) by Mangalam Cement Limited, Kota, Rajasthan. Mangalam Cement contention is that the forest land in question is degraded having density of less than of 0.01, the NPV should have been charged at the minimum rate of Rs. 5.80 lakhs per hectare and not at the rate of Rs. 9.0 hectares.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on Its Own Motion Versus State of Himachal Pradesh dated 01/08/2017 regarding large scale illegal felling of trees near Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The trees were of Deodar and Oak and were on a private property adjoining to Tara Devi temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Further, it was reported in the newspaper that cutting of the trees was without prior permission of the authorities.

Cumulative photovoltaic (PV) power installed in 2016 was equal to 305 GW. Five countries (China, Japan, Germany, the USA, and Italy) shared about 70% of the global power. End-of-life (EoL) management of waste PV modules requires alternative strategies than landfill, and recycling is a valid option. Technological solutions are already available in the market and environmental benefits are highlighted by the literature, while economic advantages are not well defined. The aim of this paper is investigating the financial feasibility of crystalline silicon (Si) PV module-recycling processes.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs State of Goa & Others dated 30/07/2014 regarding the issue of setting the criteria for identification of forests in the State of Goa and implementation.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on mining activities in forest areas in the country, 09/07/2014.

The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 had been enacted by the Government of India on October 25, 1980 through an Act of Parliament. Since then, a lot of development has taken place by way of framing of Forest Conservation Rules and issue of Guidelines from time to time.

Forests provide numerous goods and services that support life. The importance of forests in a country such as ours is even more significant considering the large amount of marginalised communities that depend on forests.

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