Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Vs. The Principal Secretary, Environment & Forests, Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 31/10/2018 regarding de-silting on Adyar and Cooum Rivers and Buckingham Canal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

CHENNAI: While the Tamil Nadu government spent hundreds of crores of taxpayer money to restore the Cooum river, miscreants have wreaked havoc on the project piling tonnes of construction and plasti

Adyar and Cooum are both polluted rivers, but only after they enter Chennai.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion on the News item reported in “the Hindu” dated 25.10.2013 about beach at Adyar Estuary with trash, rubble Vs Environment and Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 15/03/2017 regarding the progress of the Integrated Cooum river Eco Restoration Project.

Chennai: The ambitious 604.77 crore Cooum eco-restoration project is being carried out expeditiously, according to the TN government.

CHENNAI: The State government is hoping to speed up from August the execution of the ambitious Cooum River Eco-restoration Plan.

The Cooum River could soon shed its dirty identity and become a haven with parks and walkways to walk and unwind...that is, if the Centre steps in.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Ravi Kumar, Proprietor, M/s.Shree Foods Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/05/2016. The appellants are small manufactures of eatable materials viz., chips by using potatos. Alleging that by washing potatoes, the untreated water is being discharged in the river Cooum, the impugned order of the Board came to be passed by exercising its jurisdiction under Section 33A of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974.

The Cooum River originates in the neighbouring district of Tiruvallur, at its namesake village, and runs a course of roughly 70 km before joining the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast.

Polluter pays: National Green Tribunal says no new facts are available to review its order.

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