Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) & Others Vs. M/s Kasauli Glaxie Resorts & Others dated 05/10/2018 regarding construction of 42 rooms hotel-cum-National Museum and Geo-park–cum-restaurant by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Praveen Kakar & Ors. Vs. MOEF&CC & Ors. dated 19/09/2018. Allegations in this application, inter-alia, are that there is encroachment of parks in green areas in Block C of Sushant Lok, Phase I, Gurgaon. Illegal extraction and supply of ground water which is contaminated is taking place. There is absence of water harvesting system. There is absence of sewerage treatment plant. The sewerage of the area connects the storm water drain.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2018 regarding unauthorized constructions / encroachments in Delhi.

Order of the M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2018 regarding sealing of illegal structures in Delhi.

An affidavit filed on behalf of the Union of India by Anil Kumar, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India states that no instructions have been given by the Land and Development Officer to any Municipal Corporation to go slow or to stop the sealing process. Supreme Court directs the Municipal Corporations to continue with the sealing process, wherever necessary.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Sham Sharma Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Others dated 17/04/2018 regarding shifting of illegal dairies. It has come to the notice of the Court that despite allotment of land in Village Ghogha the illegal dairies has not been shifted. Delhi High Court directs the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to file a status report on the shifting of unauthorized dairies within a period of six weeks.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehat Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/03/2018 regarding sealing drive in Delhi against illegal properties.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramesh Chand Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/12/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized construction by Citrus Manali Resort at Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sarbeswar Boruah Vs State of Assam & Others dated 13/11/2017 regarding the decision of the Central Government and the Government of Assam to establish AIIMS at the Jalah Beel in North Guwahati in preference to Raha village in Nagaon district of Assam.

Cities in Africa are growing rapidly and have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness says this report.

New Delhi’s “urban villages” are the result of government land acquisitions that began in 1912 and continued into the 1960s. Since the 1980s, growing demand for real estate within the city has engendered unprecedented residential and commercial development in these former agrarian areas. The consequences of this include structural changes in the built environment, shifts in the social make-up of the village, and new relationships with the municipal and planning authorities.

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