The tribunal has asked the MoEF and the state of Maharashtra to file their replies on Lavasa's plea

The National Green Tribunal today deferred the hearing of Lavasa Corporation Ltd's petition challenging the environment ministry's decision to impose conditions with the environmental clearance accorded to the firm's $31 billion hillside township project near Pune. The hearing was adjourned for July 19, in wake of cases pending in the Bombay High Court on issues relating to the project where the tribunal's jurisdiction to hear Lavasa's plea is to be decided.