The Doctrine of Public Trust

Tata HDCL proposed ‘Project: Camelot’ in Revenue Estate of Village ­Kansal, Tehsil ­Kharar, District­ Mohali, State of Punjab.

The Doctrine of Public Trust has been considered by this Court in M.C. Mehta v. Kamal Nath, (1997) 1 SCC 388. In Vellore Citizens’ Welfare Forum v. Union of India, (1996) 5 SCC 647 the Court considered the Concept of Sustainable Development. In Intellectuals Forum, Tirupathi v. State of A.P., (2006) 3 SCC 549 Principle of Sustainable Development has been considered by this Court. In M.C. Mehta v. Kamal Nath, (2000) 6 SCC 213, the Court evolved Polluter Pays Principle.”

The State of Punjab failed Doctrine of Public Trust.

Hon’ble Justice Arun Mishra, Tata Housing Development Company Ltd. v. Aalok Jagga, [Civil Appeal Nos. 8398-8399 of 2019].ABC.jpg