As per the extant provisions of the CRZ Notification, 2011, exploration and extraction of oil and natural gas and all associated activities and facilities thereto in the CRZ areas requires prior CRZ clearance from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kandla Juth Machimar Sahkari Mandal Ltd. Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/01/2020 regarding violation of the condition of the Environmental Clearance (EC) pertaining to work of laying of pipeline in Nakti Creek, Gulf of Kutch.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority Vs Maradu Municipality & Others dated 13/01/2020 regarding Maradu flats demolition, Kochi, Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Cavelossim Villagers Forum Vs Village Panchayat of Cavelossim dated 01/10/2019 regarding construction of building at Khandi-Bandoi, Cavelossim, Salcete, Goa, by M/s Balaji concepts, by filling up water bodies with mud in violation of the law. As a result of illegal construction on plots bearing Survey No. 91/1, 91/5, 91/6, and 91/8 in village Cavelossi river Sal was getting polluted and nallahs, fishing ponds, natural water channels and paddy fields have been completely destroyed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradip Chintaman Gharat & Others Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 24/09/2019 regarding use of foreshore land bearing Survey No. 134 in village Erangal, Madh Island, Mumbai for drying fish. It is alleged that the said activity causes air pollution and is also against the Development Control Regulations for Greater Mumbai and CRZ notification.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2019 regarding the environmental impact of beaching and ship breaking method. The NGT directs the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to have an environment audit

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Protection of Environment and Public Service Committee Vs M/s. Simar Port Pvt. Ltd. & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Clearance granted by the MoEF&CC on 05.03.2019 to M/s. Simar Port Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat for construction of 2800m breakwater.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sonia Raj Sood Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/08/2019 regarding approval for parking lot for Hotel Sea Rock and other constructions falling in the CRZ no-development zone, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Plan to be drafted by Environment Department in consultation with CZMA, GSPCB, scientists

A High Court bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar had underlined “a serious lacuna in the decision-making process” and “lack of proper scientific study”.

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