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Judgment of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of K T V Health Food Pvt Ltd. Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/02/2023.

The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone which set aside the ex post facto clearance granted by the Union government to K T V Health Food and KTV Oil Mills (one of the largest edible oil companies in South India) for its edible oil storage and transit terminal. 

Independent report filed in Original Application No 144 of 2021 (SZ) (Suomotu Vs The Chief Secretary to Govt of Tamil Nadu & Others).

The NGT initiated suo motu based on the new item published in a newspaper regarding dumping of waste and encroachments along the Cooum river in Chetpet, Chennai.

Reply filed by the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) in Original Application No 256 of 2020 (Suo Motu Vs Union of India & Others) dated 20/10/2022.

The NGT had taken cognizance of the media article on six industries in north Chennai polluting air for more than half the year.

The industries listed in the media report were the following - North Chennai Thermal Power Station; NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited; Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited; Tamil Nadu Petro Products Limited; Manali Petrochemicals Limited and Madras Fertilizers Limited.

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Kasthuribha and Indira Nagar Residents Welfare Forum Vs The Secretary, Public Works Department & Others dated 12/09/2022.

Independent report filed by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply in Original Application No. 145 of 2020 (Southern Zone) in the matter of 'Tribunal on its own motion - Suo Motu based on the news item in Dinamalar newspaper Chennai edition dated August 5, 2020 'Retteri lake become a sewage water pond - Will Jayalalitha's dream project be fulfilled?".

Inspection report of the Joint Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone) in respect of Original Application No. 123 of 2020 (Suomotu on the basis of the newspaper report published in Dinamalar Chennai city supplement edition, July 9, 2020 under the caption 'Moovarasampattu temple pond has become rain water harvesting reservoir.'

Report of the Joint Committee in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, June 24, 2021 in Original Application No. 268 of 2016 (SZ).

The Korattur People's Welfare & Awareness Trust has filed an application before the NGT to restrain untreated effluent from industries and sewage from household activities directly letting into the Korattur lake through the canals and in other ways. The NGT, December 12, 2019 had directed the constitution of a joint committee for preparing short term and long term action plan for restoration of Korattur lake.

Final comprehensive report filed by the Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner of the Revenue Administration before the National Green Tribunal in Original Application No. 264 of 2020 (SZ) on the action taken by the Tamil Nadu government for the temporary and permanent measures to prevent recurrence of flooding and sewage overflows in the areas highlighted in the newspapers.

Report filed by the Tambaram municipality regarding dumping of bio-medical waste on Tambaram-Maduravoyal by-pass road, 28/06/2021. A warning board has been fixed to prevent the dumping of wastes and regular patrol by the sanitary staff of the area has been undertaken.

Counter affidavit filed by the Department of Environment, Tamil Nadu dated 12/01/2021.

The matter dealt with allegations of raw sewage encroachments in Korattur, Ambathur, Madhavaram, Peerknkaranai and Adambakkam lakes.

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