Reply to the Joint Committee Report on behalf of the Applicant in OA 91 OF 2020 (SZ) (Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula  Vs Union of India & Others). The matter is related to illegal aquaculture and beach sand mining in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

The NGT, July 1, 2021 had directed for the constitution of a 6 member joint committee to conduct inspections on the allegations raised by the applicant (Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula).

The applicant has raised objections to the report of the Joint Inspection Committee, some of which are the following:

Joint inspection report of Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench, Chennai in pursuance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, September 8, 2020 in the matter of Venkatapathi Raja Yenumala Vs Union of India & Others). An application was filed before the NGT, Southern Bench, alleging air, sound, soil and water pollution caused on account of activities by M/s GAIL India Ltd and M/s ONGC units in Andhra Pradesh along the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin located in East Godavari and West Godavari districts.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Venkatapathi Raja Yenumula Vs Union of India & Other dated 08/09/2020.

Compliance report of the Committee in the matter of O.A. No. 175/2018 (Jammula Chhoudaraiah & Others Vs Union of India & Others) in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of February 20, 2020. The report was filed before the NGT on April 28, 2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jammula Choudharaiah & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/07/2019 regarding Environment Clearance (EC) for Purushothapatnam Lift Irrigation Scheme undertaken by the State of Andhra Pradesh for Drawl and Lifting of water from River Godavari near Purushothapatnam Village in Seethanagaram (M), East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.

HYDERABAD: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, has given the green signal to state-owned ONGC limited for Additional Development Drill

The Telangana government stated that the Purushothapatnam project across the river Godavari has its basin areas spread into other states like Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, etc.

"The proposal was first vetted by the expert appraisal committee.

Visakhapatnam: Geo-scientists and researchers of Andhra University have studied the environmental implications of open cast bauxite mining in the Agency area and came up with suggestions for eco-fr

The State Epidemic Cell (SEC) claims that there is almost 25 per cent decrease in vector-borne diseases, especially malaria in the four most endemic districts of Andhra Pradesh — Vizianagaram, Visa

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