Damages, Inspections, Forests, Land Use, Property, Standing, Criminal
The petitioner has filed this appeal stating a sorry state of management by the District authorities of the State of U.P. despite the various directions issued by this Court for maintaining cultural heritage and historical importance within the Taj Trapezium. It was found that despite the presence of monitoring stations, the air quality had still not improved. In consequence with this, a direction was given to State Governement to find out whether unauthorized factories were still functioning within 20 kms radial circle of Taj monuments. Though there was no direct reference to “green-belt”, this case marked an attempt to curb encroachment and illegal construction which had still not stopped, resulting in serious damage to the ecology and cultural heritage of the place.