The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Act, 2023, is a landmark legislative step that affects millions of aquaculture farmers and stakeholders in India. Enacted on August 14, 2023, the amendment brings sweeping changes to the existing Coastal Aquaculture Authority Act of 2005.

The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment ) Bill, 2023 passed by the both Houses of the Parliament of India. The Government intends to reiterate that the coastal aquaculture and activities connected therewith are permitted activities within the CRZ under the CRZ notifications.

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.

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 (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Kannappan Vs The Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority & Others dated 28/04/2023.

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation was directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to remove the constructions put by them without any clearance from Mudaliyarkuppam village, Cheyyur taluk, Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu. The constructions included toilets, compound walls along the banks of the Tazhuthali Kuppam estuary in the area between the water body and the sea.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Udupi Jilla Hoige Dhoni Karmikara Sangha Vs Deputy Commissioner/Chairman District Sand Monitoring Committee & Others dated 24/04/2023.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Bombay Environmental Action Group Vs Prism Johnson Ltd & Others dated 24/04/2023.

Bombay Environmental Action Group, the petitioner has challenged the judgment of the Bombay High Court, whereby Prism Johnson Ltd was permitted to cut 12575 mangrove spanning approximately 5.03 hectares in the ecologically sensitive area covered within Coastal Regulation Zone in the Raigad district.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Madhura Rajesh Tawde Vs State of Maharashtra dated 15/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is for remedial action against damage to the environment in Mumbai city near coastal road at Wadala to Mahul, close to Chembur to CST freeway by adding debris on the salt pan, making island out of it and encroaching the same, affecting the mangroves which are important for Mumbai city. Unauthorized structures are against CRZ Regulations issued under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 said the applicant, Madhura Rajesh Tawde.

Monthly progress report by Goa State Pollution Control Board in Original Application  606 of 2018 (Compliance of MSW Management Rules, 2016).

In Goa, where sewer network is not available, septic-tank-soak-pit arrangement is adopted. Many hotels and residential buildings (50 rooms and above) have their own treatment plant (as mandated under the TCP Act 2010). Sulabh toilets are provided for group of houses and bio toilets have been provided under open defecation free (ODF) policy in the state.