Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The Goa Foundation Vs The Goa State Environment Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 10/07/2023.

The SC, July 10, 2023 gave directions for halting the construction of Tiracol river bridge till further orders.

Report by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board in Original Application No 234 of 2023 (in re News item published in Newspaper Deccan Herald dated 01.03.2023 titled Unregulated tourism pushing Gokarna to the edge).

Gokarna Grama Panchayat falls under the jurisdiction of Kumta taluk in Uttara Kannada district. There was a complaint of open burning of municipal solid waste in Gokarna and burying of MSW mainly in its beach area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Banda Nagraj Kumar & Others Vs Maharashtra Maritime Board & Others dated 03/07/2023.

The matter related to dumping of construction debris on the beaches and CRZ area of Aksa beach, Mumbai. The attention of the court was also drawn to the fact that pakka (permanent) constructions are being made in the middle of the beach, which is illegal.

Compliance report by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated June 12, 2023.

The GCZMA report was in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order, May 12, 2023, whereby GCZMA was directed to complete the entire process of completing the calculation of the environmental compensation to be levied from 148 violators and issuing of necessary directions and submit a report within one month.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in the Newspaper named, DHNS, Mangaluru dated: 15th May, 2022, titled “Officials term discolouring of water in beaches as algal bloom” dated 18/11/2022.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2022.

Reply to the Joint Committee Report on behalf of the Applicant in OA 91 OF 2020 (SZ) (Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula  Vs Union of India & Others). The matter is related to illegal aquaculture and beach sand mining in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

The NGT, July 1, 2021 had directed for the constitution of a 6 member joint committee to conduct inspections on the allegations raised by the applicant (Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula).

The applicant has raised objections to the report of the Joint Inspection Committee, some of which are the following:

Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board dated 08/02/2021 regarding illegal mining carried out by M/s. Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) and M/s. Kerala Minerals & Metals Limited (KMML) along the coastal area of Alappad and Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala.

Additional written submission filed by the Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority regarding mining of beach sand minerals. V. V. Mineral.

Written submission by M/s V.V. Mineral in the matter of M/s V.V. Mineral Vs The Member, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Coastal Zonal Management Authority dated 16/01/2021.