Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In Re: Instagram BBC News with regard to Coastal Pollution on Marina Beach, Chennai dated 08/09/2020.

A report was submitted by a Joint Committee of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Municipal Corporation, Chennai and the Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on the matter of huge collection of foam at Marina Beach, Chennai.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M. Sivakumar Vs State of Tamil Nadu. The District Magistrate, Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu has informed the NGT that appropriate remedial action has been taken against illegal farming of carnivorous African catfish in the district. The farming of African catfish is banned under the Biological Diversity Act, 2020. The said farming involves feeding of chicken waste, egg waste etc. causing foul smell and water pollution.

Accordingly, the NGT disposed of the case. 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in the local daily “News18 India” dated 06.08.2020 titled “700 Tonnes of Ammonium Nitrate Stored in Chennai Safe, Eauction Done: Customer after Beirut Blast” dated 24/08/2020.

Report filed on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) in Original Application No. 173 of 2020.

The matter relates to 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in a custom bonded warehouse of M/s Sattva Container Freight Station (CFS) at Ponneri Road, Manali, Tiruvottriyur taluk, Chennai district. The ammonium nitrate has been stored in the CFS since 2015.

Report filed on behalf of the Director, Industrial Safety and Health, Tamil Nadu in Original Application No. 173 of 2020. The report was filed after the NGT sought clarification on 700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored in Customs bonded warehouse in Ponneri Road, Manali, Chennai. The ammonium nitrate was seized in October 2015 at Chennai port.

Report by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on fire accident at M/s Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL), Thermal Power Station-II, Ammeri Village, Virudhachalam Taluk, Neyveli, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. The TNPCB report is dated July 6, 2020.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re Contagion of COVID19 virus in children protection homes dated 11/06/2020. Around 35 out of 57 children in a Protection Home at Royapuram, Chennai have been infected with COVID-19 and are hospitalized. The remaining children have been shifted to an adjacent building. The Supreme Court directed the Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, state of Tamil Nadu and secretary to Social Welfare Department to submit a report giving details of the reasons for the spread of COVID-19 in the protection home.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Meenavargal Membattu Sangam Vs The Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai and Others dated 11/06/2020 regarding discharge of pollutants into the sea by M/s. Manali Petrochemical Limited, M/s Kothari Petrochemical Ltd. and M/s. Tamil Nadu Petrochemical Limited.

Action taken report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of Trustee, Environment Protection and Anti Pollution Group Trust Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others regarding private medical colleges operating in Salem district, Tamil Nadu without obtaining Environmental Clearance as per EIA Notification, 2006 as amended and the private medical colleges are discharging sewage and effluent without proper treatment in public sewers and open channels.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion SUO MOTU Based on the News Item in Dinamalar Tamil Newspaper dated 27.01.2020, “A Bridge has become a source of spreading Contamination and Communicable Diseases” Vs The Government of Tamil Nadu, Represented by its Chief Secretary and Others dated 03/02/2020 regarding dumping of solid waste and animal waste from the meat shops beneath the Pallavaram Round over bridge. Further, it has become a place where sewage water is also stagnated due to non maintenance of the sewage system in that area.

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