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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on loss due to floods and thunder storms, 03/03/2020. Several States in the country have been affected by natural calamities including thunder storms and floods during 2019-20.

This week Kerala reported its third case of coronavirus, a student of a university in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the viral outbreak that has spread globally in less than a month.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In Re: Report received from State Level Monitoring Committee, Kerala, constituted by this Tribunal vide order dated 16.01.2019 in O.A. No. 606/2018, headed by Justice A.V.R Pillai, former Judge of Kerala High Court, to oversee compliance of directions on the subject of Solid Waste Management dated 24/01/2020 regarding unscientific dumping of waste in violation of Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016 (SWM Rules, 2016) causing huge pollution at Bharampuram solid waste processing plant on the outskirts of Kochi city.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The Kerala State Coastal Zone Management Authority Vs Maradu Municipality & Others dated 13/01/2020 regarding Maradu flats demolition, Kochi, Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Lawyers’ Environmental Awareness Forum (LEAF) Vs Government of Kerala & Others dated 06/01/2020 regarding air pollution especially vehicular pollution in Kerala. There was no policy formulation on the issue of curbing the use of diesel vehicles which are more than ten years old in the state, the application stated.

Report by Kerala State Pollution Control Board to the Central Pollution Control Board in OA No. 519 of 2019 dated 01/01/2020. The matter related to mangement of legacy waste. The NGT had directed the Central Pollution Control Board to compile the latest data on the dumpsites with the assistance of State PCBs/PCCs and Secretaries, Urban Development of all the states/UTs within one month and place the information of such dumpsites on its website. 

Despite Nipah virus outbreaks having high mortality rates (>70% in Southeast Asia), there are no licensed drugs against it.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of TVN Kutty Vs State of Kerala dated 21/11/2019 regarding brick kilns operating in Sree Moolanagaran Parchayat, Kochi, Kerala causing air pollution and affecting public health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of State Level Monitoring Committee, Kerala Vs State of Kerala dated 20/11/2019 regarding legacy waste dumped at and around Bharampuram in the outskirts of Kochi City.