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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Avatar Vs State of Tamil Nadu dated 20/09/2019 regarding pollution of lakes and water bodies in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of R. Radhakrishnan Vs The District Collector, Ariyalur District dated 26/08/2019 regarding limestone mining. The Tribunal expressed its disappointment with the report forwarded by the District Collector and pointed out the inadequacies for instance, it was not mentioned as to whether any air pollution controlling mechanism has been installed and whether the conditions of EC/Consent to Operate/Consent to Establish and mining lease have been complied with.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shri L. G. Sahadevan, Chennai Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2019 regarding use of alternative fuel in the state of Tamil Nadu. Action plan submitted through the Joint Transport Commissioner (Road and Safety), Tamil Nadu states that "under the present condition the pollution level is under control when compared to other States and enough LPG is available throughout the State and CNG is not available and a Committee has been constituted to study about the same and they are making the study."

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