Ministry unveils draft regulation for private participation in exploration

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of P. Palkunan Vs District Collector, Kanyakumari District & Others dated 12/09/2017 regarding industrial pollution caused by M/s. Devisree Metals in a residential area, Nagercoil Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. Tribunal directs the SPCB to constantly supervise the functioning of the M/s. Devisree Metals regarding dust and noise pollution.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of J. Barnabas Vs District Collector, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu regarding construction of a community hall within 200 meters from the sea and just 50 meters away from the protection wall constructed on the sea shore and therefore a clear violation of Coastal Zone Regulations in Kollencode, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. NGT orders that if the Community hall is falling in the CRZ – III, 'No Development Zone' even after the revision of the CZMP, action may be taken to demolish the structure in accordance with law.

From 61 days the restriction has been limited to 45 days, says Fisheries Secretary

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M.J.D. Construction & Engineering Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 28/02/2017 regarding application for renewal of Consent of the applicant unit (M.J.D. Construction & Engineering).

In a verdict that may help in protecting the endangered Olive Ridley Turtles and sand dunes in Kanniyakumari district, the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said ‘no’ to the p

Tribunal suspends environmental clearance; asks Ministry to go for reappraisal

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Conservation of Nature Trust & Others Vs District Collector Kanyakumari District. Nagercoil & Others regarding Environmental Clearance (EC) granted by the MoEF & CC in respect of the proposal of National Highways for the purpose of widening NH – 47 and NH – 47 B, particularly the distance between Kaliakavilai and Nagercoil for the project of 4/6 lining of package – II km 43/000 to km 96/714 from Kerala/Tamil Nadu border dated 14/09/2016.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of M/s. Pannaiyoor Regional Citizens Welfare Trust Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change dated 11/01/2016 regarding an illegally constructed breakwater by M/s. Rajakkamangalam Thurai Fishing Harbour Pvt. Ltd. at at Needakarai ‘B’ Village, Agastheewaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District which is interfering with the long shore drift and affecting the littoral drift along the coast, leading to accretion on one side and erosion on the other side thereby affecting the integrity of the coast.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Ossie Fernandes Vs.The Union of India dated 29/09/2015 regarding Coastal Zone Management Plans with reference to the CRZ Notification, 2011 for the districts of Kanyakumari, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Pudukottai and Thirunelveli.

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