Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Jheel Sanrakhan Samiti Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 05/09/2023.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Defence of Environment and Animals (IDEA) Vs The State of Tamil Nadu dated 25/03/2019 regarding defacement/disfigurement on rocks, hills, hillocks and also on public constructions. The SC directs Tamil Nadu to take all necessary steps to ensure that there is no defacement/disfigurement of any public places including rocks, hills, hillocks, public constructions by writing slogans, messages of political parties including depiction of photographs of public figures/ politicians until further orders.

Order of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Birender Sangwan Vs District Judge North West & Others dated 14/03/2018 regarding defacement of walls of the Tis Hazari Court complex due to posters put up for the bar elections. A status report has been received from the District & Sessions Judge, North and North-West from the District Courts, Rohini informing this court that all defacing material has been removed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Rohit Prajapati & Others Vs Secretary, MoEFCC & Others dated 01/07/2016 regarding the execution of Vishwamitri Riverfront Development Project (VRDP) at Vadodara, spread over total area measuring 953.5ha (as described in Feasibility Report, Masterplan at Annexure-8, pg. 124) along the stretch of 16.5km. of Vishwamitri River without obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Kolkata Giant Wheel Pvt. Ltd & Ors Vs Subhas Datta & Ors dated 08/10/2015 regarding the ferris wheel project (Kolkata Eye) on the Hooghly waterfront.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi in the matter of 450 trees to be shifted for Qutab Golf Course facelift Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 27/04/2015 regarding felling of trees for the Qutab Golf Course facelift.

Counsel appearing for DDA submits that a Policy decision has been taken that no trees will be felled or cut in the Qutab Golf Course facelift.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/09/2013 regarding removal of debris from the river bed of Yamuna.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/6-2012(OA)_24Sep2013.pdf

Previous Orders: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/e-orders.php?eid=118

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manoj Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/08/2013 regarding encroachment and dumping of solid waste into River Bed of Yumuna.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/6-2012(OA)_27Aug2013.pdf

Street-level concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) exceed public health standards in many cities, causing increased mortality and morbidity. Concentrations can be reduced by controlling emissions, increasing dispersion, or increasing deposition rates, but little attention has been paid to the latter as a pollution control method. Both NO2 and PM are deposited onto surfaces at rates that vary according to the nature of the surface; deposition rates to vegetation are much higher than those to hard, built surfaces.

Industrial relocation in Delhi in the mid-1990s and early 2000 was supposed to ensure a pollution-free environment in the capital city. The apex court’s concern for quality of life in Delhi is commendable. However, disproportionate responsibility is placed on those who sell their labour power in order to secure a life of dignity. This article, based on a field study, explores that industrial relocation has badly affected the workers not only economically, but also socially and culturally.