An advocate had moved Delhi High Court for a ban on flying kites since the use of Chinese maanjha made of nylon and other synthetic material was hurting humans and animals and birds. The court refused to ban kite flying but asked the Delhi govt to crack down on use of Chinese maaanjha.
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.
The Central Ground Water Authority, constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act of 1986, has the mandate of regulating groundwater development, and regulates groundwater extraction by NOCs. However, the relaxation of NOC was not without precedent.
The Central Government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has no objection to setting up of an independent inquiry committee of experts to examine the environmental impact due to felling of trees due to the construction of Delhi-Dehradun Expressway.
The Supreme Court has on Monday issued notice in a civil appeal filed against the order of the National Green Tribunal, seeking directions to the Centre to form a permanent body for preservation of the Western & Eastern Ghats and to implement recommendations of Madhav Gadgil and Kasturirangan committees.