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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) Chennai in the matter of G. S. Mani Vs The Chairman, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Chennai & Others dated 30/01/2020 regarding air pollution in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

The NGT directed the government of Tamil Nadu to prepare a Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP) on the basis of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change (MoEF&CC) to meet the situation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of R. Kandasamy Vs Ministry of Environment And Forest & Others dated 28/01/2020 regarding discharge of untreated effluent into the Cauvery river at RTP Pallam without any purification. Also, in nearby place there are dying factories which also let out the untreated effluents. Though there is sewage treatment plant provided it is not functional and the discharge standard is not in tune with the standard provided by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of C. Sivakumar Vs The State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Chennai & Others dated 22/01/2020 regarding environmental clearance certificate sought by the C. Sivakumar (applicant) for a fire clay quarry situated in his patta lands in Karai (East) Village, Kumman Taluk, Perambalur District, Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Dumped and Destroyed in Kosathaiyar River Vs The District Collector, Thiruvallur & Others dated 21/01/2020 regarding Kosathaiyar river pollution, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.

Joint committee inspection report as per the National Green Tribunal order of December 3, 2019 in O.A. No. 1029 of 2019 submitted on February 2020. The matter relates to coastal pollution on account of dumping of waste and discharge of sewage and effluents in Tamil Nadu. A joint committee comprising of members of Central Pollution Control Board, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and Greater Chennai Corporation inspected the shoreline of Pattinampakkam near the confluence point of river Adyar on February 3, 2020.

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