Court digest: Major environment hearings in January

While every week, Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, high courts and National Green Tribunal, here is a round-up of all the Saturday digests for January
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Photo: Getty Images

This week, the SC asked the Centre to look into human rights of mentally ill patients and NGT heard a complaint on felling of trees in Shimla. To find out more, click here

This week NGT asked MoEF&CC to provide data on post environment clearance monitoring and the apex court stayed NGT's order on stone crushers in Himachal Pradesh. There's more. Go here

During the third week, the Supreme Court issued a warning on disability access and SC asked Odisha to look into the proposal of re-grassing after termination of mining activities. That's not it. For more that happened this week, click here

In this week, the Supreme Court asked the National Green Tribunal to not impose any punitive measures against Volkswagen and the tribunal asked polluters to remediate the river stretches along Periyar. There were two more cases this week. Read about them, here

In the last week, NGT asked Punjab state agencies to recover compensation for illegal mining activities in villages and ordered that expansion of Cancer Care Centre in Shimla be considered. Here's more

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