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Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Yesuraja Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 06/05/2015 regarding pollution caused by cashew nut processing unit, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu.

The Applicant has stated that there is emission of smoke which is polluting the air, discharge of lot of water and other effluents thereby polluting the nearby Kezha Chittrangode tank.

Cashew is often regarded as 'poor man's crop and rich man's food' and is an important cash crop and highly valued nut in the global market. The area under cashew cultivation is the highest in India. However, it is not so in the case of productivity, processing and quality. In reality, the Indian cashew industry has a high untapped potential to support the livelihood of cashew farmers, provide numerous employment opportunities and improve returns through global trade.

The cashew brought from Brazil to India by the Portuguese about 400 years ago. Initially it was cultivated to arrest soil erosion and sea winds, but later it became an important cash crop. In fact it was not Brazil but India, which made a commodity of international trade and India still remains the largest Producer, Processor and exporter of cashew. Cashew nut is a highly nutritious product. It gives more calories to the human body. Because of its nutritious content it gives more strength and stamina to the body.

The Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation has taken measures to develop cashew cultivation in the Moneragala district, Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation Monaragala District assistant divisional manager L D Pathi

Contrary to popular belief that trees fight pollution, several species of plants including cashew, tamarind, guava, mango, custard apple, gulmohar, banyan, sapota and jackfruit, are falling prey to

Indian agriculture has been under stress quite for long time. Decline in public investment, poor extension net work, lack of marketing facilities, erratic input supply and others have all collectively contributed for decline or stagnant in Indian agriculture. Increasing use of synthetic inputs and non-judicial use of natural resources including land and water have also added the problem only to become worse. Now, there has been consistent attempt to either reduce the chemical inputs or stop its use in agriculture for promoting sustainable agriculture system.


Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) welcomes the shift in Indian government's position on on endosulfan at the Stockholm Convention and wants government to expedite the phase out as its health hazards are now known and accepted.

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Guwahati, April 27: Gauhati High Court today deferred the hearing of a PIL submitted by Assam Enviro-Legal Protection Society, an NGO, alleging Rs 7 crore was misappropriated in 2008 in the name of cashew nut cultivation in Dima Hasao district, to next week.

Justice Arun Chandra Upadhyay fixed the next hearing after the petitioner submitted the action taken report on the report submitted by Jus