India

Litigation cases

  • Tribunal at its own motion v. Ministry of Environment & Forests

    Opened in 2016

    In the Bhopal edition of daily newspaper 'Times of India' dated 10 April 2013, a news item was published on the front page under the caption "Dolomite mining a threat to Tiger corridor in Kanha - Foresters want ban on mining in Mandla District". Considering the gravity of the news item suo-motu c...
  • Shirish Barve v. Union of India

    Opened in 2013

    Applicants argued, inter alia, that issues like climate change had not been considered when planning a bypass road. The Applicants have filed the present Application under Section 14, 15, 17 and 18 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 challenging the proposed Jalgaon bypass road of the Nation...
  • Vimal Bhai v. Ministry of Environment & Forests

    Last development in December, 2011

    This appeal is filed being aggrieved by the grant of Forest Clearance (for short FC) accorded by the First respondent through its Order No. 8-65/2009 – FC dated 3rd of June 2011 under which deforestation of 80.507 hectares of government forest land diverted for construction of 65m high diversio...
  • Sarang Yadwadkar v. Pune Municipal Corporation

    Opened in 2013

    The applicants challenge the construction of the road from Vitthalwadi to National Highway-4 bypass, which is being constructed under the Draft Development Plan on the ground that the Draft Development Plan has not been approved by the State Government, no permission from Irrigation Department ha...
  • Punamchand v. Union of India

    Opened in 2013

    The Applicants filed Writ Petition in the High Court of Judicature of Bombay Bench at Aurangabad, alleging that certain forest lands were being illegally diverted for non-forest purposes, which would cause felling of trees to the extent of 2.5 to 3 lakhs and that would be a great loss to the envi...
  • Wilfred J v. Ministry of Environment & Forests

    Application for, inter alia, protection of ‘areas likely to be inundated due to rise in sea level consequent upon global warming'. The appellants (applicants in Application No. 74 of 2014 hereafter commonly referred as ‘appellants) are persons interested in the protection of environment and e...
  • Environment Support Group v. Union of India

    Opened in 2014

    Cites a Supreme Court decision which described climate change/global warming as a ‘major threat to the environment'. 1. It is held that the applications are barred by limitation only in respect of the allotments made to the respondents/allottee Project proponents. 2. It is held that the Amrit...
  • Jan Chetna v. Ministry of Environment & Forests

    Opened in 2011

    M/s. Scania Steels & Power Ltd. (formerly known as Sidhi Vinayak Sponge Iron Ltd.) was operating a Sponge Iron Plant in Village Punjipatra, Tehsil Gharghoda, District Raigarh in the State of Chhattisgarh, before 2004 i.e. prior to issuance of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification...
  • In re Court on its own motion v. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others

    Last development in May, 2016

    India's National Green Tribunal (NGT) was granted jurisdiction by a 2010 statute "over all civil cases where a substantial question relating to environment ... is involved and such question arises out of [one or more of seven environmental protection statutes enacted between 1974 and 2002]." The ...
  • Pandey v. India

    Opened in 2017

    Ridhima Pandey, a nine-year-old from the Uttarakhand region, is the named plaintiff in a climate change case filed in March 2017 with the National Green Tribunal of India. Plaintiff's petition argues that the Public Trust Doctrine, India's commitments under the Paris Agreement, and India's existi...
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