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.

Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer on behalf of Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) dated 14/09/2020.

The matter relates to solid waste management in the municipalities of Aluva, Angamali, Kalamassery, Maradu, Thrikkakara and Thrippunithura and panchayats namely Cheranallur and Vadavucode-Puthencruz to ascertain the compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

The Report contains significant results of the performance audit and compliance audits of the Departments of Government of Kerala under the Economic Services including Departments of Public Works, Fisheries and Co-operation.

To build a realistic ground water management strategy, assessment of ground water availability and its quality is a pre-requisite. With this in view, Central Ground Water Board has established a network of Ground Water Monitoring Wells (GWMW) tapping different aquifers in the State.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of non-compliance of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (SWM Rules, 2016) causing huge pollution at Bharampuram Solid Waste Processing Plant on the outskirts of Kochi city in Kerala affecting environment and public health.

The Work, Time & Motion Study Report of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA (Kerala) submitted by Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA). In 2017-18, Government of India asked all State Governments to conduct Time and Motion study and came up with a template to do that as well.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Manakunnam Village, Padashekara Samrakshana Samithy Vs Thiripunithura Municipality, Kerala & Others dated 26/05/2020.

The matter related to pollution of river Konothupuzha, Ernakulam district of Kerala.

Kerala filed its action plan on restoration of water bodies in compliance of the National Green Tribunal order of February 25, 2020 in the matter of Lt. Col Sarvadaman Singh Oberoi Vs Union of India & Others to the Central Pollution Control Board. The NGT had sought information from all states and Union Territories on water bodies – its identification, protection and restoration.

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