The Aizawal division bench of Gauhati High Court while hearing a Suo Motu PIL on the issue of indiscriminate felling of trees in Aizawl directed the State respondents to ensure that no further construction of houses/buildings/structures should be made within the Tlawnghnar Reserve ForestArea.
A report commissioned by NITI Aayog, titled “Economic Impact of Select Decisions of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal”, has estimated that during the three years from mid-2018 to mid-2021 at least around 75,000 persons were adversely impacted and around 16,000 workers lost their jobs.
Reacting to a challenge by the State of Jharkhand of the Centre’s coal block allocation, allegedly near eco-sensitive zones, The Supreme Court today overruled the Centre’s objections and decided to form an expert committee to look into the issue.
The National Green Tribunal has asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to consider ordering an environmental audit against entities such as Amazon, Flipkart, soft drink companies and packaged drinking water companies, among others.
The Supreme Court today issued notice on a plea filed by Vedanta, challenging the Madras High Court order which dismissed its plea to reopen the Sterlite Copper’s smelter unit at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.