Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Baiju K G & Others Vs Dr. V P Joy dated 18/08/2022.

The matter related to medical and healthcare facilities available for the Endosulfan affected areas of Kasargod.

The counsel representing the victims of Endosulfan (petitioners) submit that there is no grievance with regard to the work which is being rendered by the District Health Authorities in Kasaragod, but the limitation arises due to the absence of proper infrastructural facilities for the treatment of the Endosulfan victims.

Report filed by the Senior Environmental Engineer on behalf of Kerala State Pollution Control Board.

The matter related to failure to take action for protecting Astamudi wetland and Vembanad-kol wetland, a Ramsar site in Kollam district of Kerala.

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board had conducted a sanitation survey of Ashtamudi lake and found that the main reason for the pollution of the lake water was the indiscriminate discharge of sewage and dumping of solid waste from households and establishments.

The Kerala High Court directed the central government and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to hasten the process of formulating guidelines for disbursement of compensation to the families of people who died due to the adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccination in the country.

Counsel representing the government of India submitted that a detailed statement, containing the steps so far taken for formulating the guidelines and the time limit within which the guidelines will be implemented, will be placed on record within two weeks.

Order of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of C. P. Ajithkumar & Others Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 08/08/2022.

The matter related to road accidents taking place due to bad condition of roads on the National Highway.

The Amicus Curiae (Vinod Bhat) brought to the notice of the court  that a person has  has died, falling into a pothole in the National Highway at Athani. Also, some stretches of the NH, particularly at Chalakkudy, Kodungalloor, Orumanayoor have developed huge craters and potholes.

Additional action taken report submitted by the Additional Chief Secretary, Local Self Government Department regarding plastic waste management, Kerala.

Sanction has been accorded for setting up of an integrated plastic waste management facility at Kunnamthanam, Pathanamthitta for an amount of Rs. 456 lakhs under Rebuild Kerala Initiative Scheme. Suchitwa Mission has invited Resource Recovery Facility (RPF) for plastic waste management for urban local bodies in Kerala.

Affidavit filed by the District Collector, Pathanamthitta in the matter of Ibrahim Karim Vs State of Kerala & Others.

A case was filed against the construction of Sabariamala Pilgrim Centre Complex in Ranni, Ittiyappara stating that the work site comes under the category of wetland.

At present, the land appears filled and the KSRTC bus stand has been functioning along the southern side of the land, the report said.

Affidavit filed by the Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department, Thiruvananthapuram, Government of Kerala in Original Application No. 128 of 2021 (Ibrahim Karim Vs State of Kerala & Others).

The matter related to construction of a pilgrim centre and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus station, Ittiyappara, proposed by the Pazhangadi panchayat in Ranni, Pathanamthitta district in 2000.

Report filed by the Principal Secretary, Forest & Wildlife Department, Kerala on steps taken for forest fire protection.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Krishna Das K V Vs State of Kerala dated 28/02/2022.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action for protecting Ashtamudi wetland and Vambanad-Kol wetland, a Ramsar site in Kollam district of Kerala. Wetland has become polluted due to dumping of pharmaceutical waste, plastic waste, domestic waste, slaughter-house waste and numerous other sources.

Action taken report submitted by the Additional Chief Secretary, Environment, Kerala in OA No 71 of 2021 (SZ)(SUO MOTU Vs The Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram and Ors) dated 16/02/2022.