COMMENTARY ON THE CASE OF CITIZEN OF GREEN DOON VS. UNION OF INDIA
By Surabhi Singh & Sumukh Aggarwal
The case Citizens of Green Doon and ors. v. U.O.I and ors. was decided by the three-judge bench i.e., Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Vikram Nath on 14th December, 2021. In this case, there was a governmental development project for widening of the roads in hilly areas for smoother, safer, and faster traffic movement. This project had raised various environmental issues and the matter had been approached before the National Green Tribunal and then it had reached the apex court. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) also filed an application for double lane paved shoulder configuration in those national highways which acts as feeder roads, for the army, to international borders.
While delivering the judgement, the hon’ble Supreme Court followed the principle of sustainable development and environmental rule of law so that the development would take place but with least destruction to the environment and ecology, as both environment and development are important aspects of our life and one cannot be ignored for other.
Environment, sustainable development, DL-PS configuration, environmental rule of law.
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