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Delhi HC imposes costs on Petitioner seeking Rs 70,000 crore for implementation of his project on clean environment [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Oct 2020 9:01pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC imposes costs on Petitioner seeking Rs 70,000 crore for implementation of his project on clean environment [READ JUDGMENT]

The Delhi High Court has imposed costs of Rs. 50,000 on a Petitioner seeking financial assistance of Rs. 70,000 crore and human resources from the government authorities for the implementation of his project on maintaining a clean and healthy environment. (Trilok Goyal vs UOI). The order was passed by a Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan while hearing public interest litigation (PIL) by one Trilok Goyal (Petitioner).

While referring to the problems of waterlogging, air pollution, road accidents, etc, the Petitioner informed that Court that he had a project which, if implemented, would give a clean and healthy environment. The Petitioner, however, did not state or disclose any details of his proposed project to prevent them from getting “in the wrong hands". Stating that the resources required for his proposed project were not within his capacity, he urged the Court to pass an order directing that a team of about 30 persons from various government departments is placed at his disposal.

When the Court inquired about the budget required for the implementation of the proposed project, the Petitioner said that he was uncertain about the exact requirements. However, he submitted that the required budget will be approximately the same as the budget allocated under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA), i.e. approximately Rs.70,000 Crores, which may be provided by the respondent authorities. the Court recorded. In view of the submissions made by the Petitioner, the Court opined that it was not public interest… Continue Reading...

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