|PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATIONS|
AUTHORITIES CONCERNING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES CONSTITUTED ON THE DIRECTIONS OF THE HON’BLE SUPREME COURT
Various Authorities have been constituted under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 in compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court during the pendency of the public interest litigations. These Authorities have been constituted for specific assignments, which are:
6. The loss of Ecology (Prevention and Payments of Compensation) Authority for the State of Tamil Nadu; To assess the loss to the ecology and environment in the effected areas and also identify the individuals and families who have suffered because of the pollution and assess the compensation to be paid to the said individuals and families (Constituted on 30.9.1996); and
7. The Taj Trapezium Zone Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority- The Authority should within the geographical limits of Agra Division in the Taj Trapezium Zone in the State of Uttar Pradesh, to monitor progress of the implementation of various schemes for protection of the Taj Mahal and programmes for protection and improvement of the environment in the said area (Constituted on 17.5.1999).