Report filed by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board, Senior Environmental Engineer, Environmental Surveillance Centre, Eloor, Ernakulam dated 22/02/2021. The report was the assessment of efficiency of the ETP/CETP and ZLD implementation in the industrial clusters of Greater Kochi along the banks of river Periyar.

Order of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Dr. Vasundhara Menon & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/02/2021.

The matter related to ban on the use of compostable plastic in Kerala.

Affidavit filed by the Mulanthuruthy Grama Panchayat, Ernakulam district, Kerala on pollution of Konothupuzha river which branches out as a tributary of the Thripunithura-Chambakkara Canal and joins the Vembanad lake. The Konothupuzha river traverses through a short distance of the Mulathuruthy Grama Panchayat.

Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board dated 08/02/2021 regarding illegal mining carried out by M/s. Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) and M/s. Kerala Minerals & Metals Limited (KMML) along the coastal area of Alappad and Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala.

Rejoinder by the Joint Committee to the objections filed by the applicant on the report of the Joint Committee in Original Application 29/2020 (SZ) in the matter of Sajimon Salim Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/01/2021. The matter related to the allegation of illegal construction of a football ground in Periyar Tiger Reserve.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of R-Cell Diagnostics and Research Centre & Others Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 14/01/2021.

Petitioners are National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited diagnostic laboratories and research centres conducting various kinds of Covid 19 tests including RT-PCR tests. They are aggrieved by Ext.P6 order by which the Kerala Government reduced the charges for the tests for diagnosis of Covid. The charges for RTPCR (open test) was reduced from Rs.2100/-to Rs.1,500/-.

Report filed by the Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of November 27, 2020 in the matter of K M Sanjeev Vijayan Vs State of Kerala.

Report filed by the Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board in application no. 439 of 2013 (SZ) (Chandran Pillai & Others vs Union of India & Others).

Matter and history of the case:

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India dated 28/09/2020.

The issue for consideration is the remedial steps for protection of ecology of Western Ghats, which is an eco-sensitive area. The NGT observed that there was demand for more and more exclusion by those who claim the need for ‘development’ while need for ‘environment protection’ does not allow acceptance of such demands. This aspect needed to be finalized and had been pending consideration for the last eight years.

There have been extreme weather events in the form of heavy rains in some parts of the country which affected the standing crops.

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