Green activists in Gurgaon have moved National Green Tribunal (NGT) to act against the Gurgaon Master Plan 2031. This is because Gurugram Master Plan 2031 will be carrying on construction of real estate above some natural drains. The green activists want the immediate cancellation of licenses along with the modifying the land use which was decided as per the plan.
The green activists in Gurgaon have told that encroachment can be witnessed over the ravine of Kost at Gwalpahari in Gurgaon. The encroachments are even over the tributaries of Kost and other ravines in Gurgaon.
As per the petition given by the green activists in Gurgaon, if there is any encroachment on natural drains and if real estate development is approved over them, then it will violate the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 , Water (prevention and control of pollution) Act, 1974 and various other acts by NGT.
Gurgaon Master Plan 2031
A new master plan named as Gurgaon Master Plan 2031 is finally out which is focusing towards the conversion of SEZ designated zones to residential areas. This will help in creating more spaces for residential use making it the residential-heart of the city.
National Green Tribunal Act, 2010, is an act issued by the Parliament which handles problems and issues related to the environment by creating a special tribunal to solve them.
It complements the provision of article 21 of the Indian constitution, according to which, every citizen has the right to a healthy environment.