Notable orders / judgments by Supreme Court, High Courts and NGT
September 7, 2022
The Vol. 2, Issue 12 the notable judgments / orders along with the regulatory and policy developments relating to environment in the month of August, 2022.
In a matter between D.V. Girish & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors, the High Court of Karnataka has dismissed a public interest litigation filed against the diversion of Amruth Mahal Kaval land (semi-grasslands) for the construction of a canal project meant for the supply of water to Chikamangalur, Chitradurga, Tumkur and Davanagere districts of Karnataka. Court noted that the government had applied for requisite clearances from MoEFCC before the commencement of the project and such clearances were currently pending. The decision on infrastructure projects is a matter of policy decision, which cannot be interfered with unless manifest illegality or arbitrariness is shown. The Court observed that the project does not suffer from such infirmities and hence need not be interfered with.