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.

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.

Status report of bio mining legacy waste at Kureepuzha, Kollam, Kerala filed by the Kollam Municipal Corporation to the National Green Tribunal (NGT). On March, 2, 2021 a team from NIT Calicut has conducted the drone-based survey for assessing the entire quantity of legacy waste at Kureepuzha and the report submitted by NIT stated that total quantity of legacy waste at an area of 5.5 acres is 104906 m3. Installation of the bio-mining plant infrastructure has been completed and set for doing a bench test shortly.

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.

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:

Report filed by a Joint Committee constituted in original application no. 76/2019 in the matter of State of Kerala & Others. The sixty seven page report was uploaded on February 24, 2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in "Indian Express" Authored by Vishnu Varma Titled "17-year-old's video gets Kerala talking of impact of sand mining" dated 19/07/2019 regarding unscientific mining by Centre Rare Earths Limited and Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited along the coastal area of Kollam in Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item published in "Indian Express" Authored by Vishnu Varma Titled "17-year-old's video gets Kerala talking of impact of sand mining" dated 29/03/2019 regarding unscientific mining by Centre Rare Earths Limited and Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited along the coastal area of Kollam in Kerala. A report filed by the State PCB states that the matter of coastal erosion and measures for sustainable mining are being studied by National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS).

Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding News item published in “Indian Express” Authored by Vishnu Varma Titled “17-year-old’s video gets Kerala talking of impact of sand mining” dated 16/01/2019 regarding unscientific mining by Rare Earths Limited and Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited along the coastal area of Kollam.

The Health Department has intensified the surveillance and opened isolation wards as three H1N1 deaths and 15 confirmed cases were reported from the district in November.

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