High Court Orders

  • High Court of Himachal Pradesh st aside the Environmental Clearance granted to M/s Lafarge for Cement Plant and captive Limestone mine Order
  • High Court order confirming validity of 5 years for environment clearance granted under 1994 notification Order
  • Jan Chetna Versus Ministry of Environment and Forests & Ors. W.P.(C) No.8399/2009, Decision of the Delhi High Court, Date of Decision 1st August, 2011

The Delhi High Court passed a judgment on the issue of jurisdiction in which Jan Chetna is also one of the Petitioners. This case was filed challenging the order of National Environment Appellate Authority (NEAA) and also order of Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) granting Environmental to Integrated Steel Plant, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh before Delhi High Court. Chief Justice Deepak Mishra while hearing the Petition asked how this case is filed in Delhi High Court when the project is in Chhattisgarh. After explaining also that NEAA is an Authority which decided the Appeal and MoEF who has passed the judgment is based in Delhi, he was not convinced. He referred the matter to larger bench and tagged with other matters that bench was hearing on jurisdiction. Order

  • Orissa High Court Judgement on Expansion of Vedanta Alumina Refinery, Orissa W.P. 19605 of 2011, Date of Decision 19 July 2011. Order 
  • M/s. Sterling Agro Industries Ltd. & Others v. Union of India & Others W.P. 6570 of 2010 (including Jan Chetna v. Ministry of Environment and Forests W.P. 8399 of 2009), Decision of the Full Bench of the Delhi High Court, Date of Decision 17 March 2010

The three-judge Bench of the Delhi High Court in this case was considering the issue of whether it would have jurisdiction over a case whose cause of action arose from an order delivered by an appellate authority which is situated in the territorial jurisdiction of the Court. After considering several case laws on the subject, the Court came to the conclusion that the matter would have to be decided by a larger bench of the High Court Order

  • Court on its own motion v. State of Himachal Pradesh & Othrs, Decision of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in CWPIL 24 of 2009, Dated-09.08.2010

The issue in the present case is related to the felling of more than ten lacs trees for construction of 150 Hydro Electric Power projects in the State of Himachal Pradesh since early 1990s.Earlier the High Court of Himachal Pradesh constituted a one man High Powered Committee consisting of Mr. Avay Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Himachal Pradesh to look into the matter and directed to submit its report. The Committee submitted its report on various issues. The Hon’ble High Court accepted all the recommendations made by the Committee. One of the significant recommendations accepted by the Court were - "The Committee therefore recommends that the state Govt. should carry out basin-wide EIA’s for all the river basins of the state, and till these are finalized no more hydel projects should be allotted or, where allotted, their clearances should be withheld." Order

  • Jan Chetna & Another v. Union of India, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in W.P.(C) 11157 of 2009 & CM No. 10550/2009, Date of Decision- 14.10.2009 Order
  • Vimal Bhai & Others v. Union of India & Others, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in CM No. 15895/2005 in W.P. (C) 17682/2005, Date of Decision – 11.02.2009 Order
  • Utkarsh Mandal v. Union of India, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) No. 9340/2009 & CM APPL Nos. 7127/09, 12496/2009, Date of Decision – 26.11.2009 Order
  • Gomantak Shetakari Sangathan v. Union of India & Others, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) No. 3243/2008, Date of Decision – 29.04.2009 Order
  • Balachandra Bhikaji Nalwade v. Union of India & Others, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) No. 388/2009, Date of Decision – 18.09.2009 Order
  • Samarth Trust & Another v. Union of India & Others, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in W.P. (C) No. 9317/2009, Date of Decision – 28.05.2010 Order
  • Vedanta Alumina Ltd. v. Prafulla Samantra & Others, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in LPA No. 277/2009, Date of Decision – 14.09.2009br Order
  • Prafulla Samantra v. Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others, Decision of the High Court of Delhi in W.P.(C) 3126/2008 & CM No.6045/2008, Date of Decision – 06.05.2009 Order
  • National Trust for Clean Environment v. Union of India & others, Decision of the High Court of Madras in Writ Petitions No. 15501 to 15503 of 1996. 5769 of 1997, 16861 of 1998 and W.M.P.Nos.21272. 21274. 21275. 21276. 21278/1996: 9593/1997: 8044 to 8046/1999 and 102 74/1999 Order