Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aryavart Foundation Vs M/s Jaytex Silk Mills & Others dated 21/01/2020 regarding industries like Jaytex Silk Mills in Bhestan, Surat discharging untreated coloured chemical liquid into Bhedwad Khadi through Surat Municipal Corporation drain which finally falls into Arabian Sea and is also emitting black and toxic smoke which is causing air pollution, injurious to the people living in the vicinity.

Joint committee inspection report as per the National Green Tribunal order of December 3, 2019 in O.A. No. 1029 of 2019 submitted on February 2020. The matter relates to coastal pollution on account of dumping of waste and discharge of sewage and effluents in Tamil Nadu. A joint committee comprising of members of Central Pollution Control Board, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and Greater Chennai Corporation inspected the shoreline of Pattinampakkam near the confluence point of river Adyar on February 3, 2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Lt. Col. Sarvadaman Singh Oberoi Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/12/2019 regarding formulation of an action plan to restore sea water quality along the Indian coastal areas. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has been asked to submit a comprehensive status report with regard to coastal pollution by way of classification of coastal areas in priority-I to V as has been done for 351 polluted stretches within three months.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jayesh Patel, Secretary, Narmada Pradushan Nivaran Samitee, Ankleshwar Vs State of Gujarat dated 31/10/2019 regarding effluents being discharged into the sea through a pipeline from Jhagadia to Kantiyajal in violation of environmental norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of AVVS. Subrahmanayam Vs Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park & Others dated 28/08/2019 regarding pollution by Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. NGT had asked the State Pollution Control Board, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Andhra Pradesh, State of Andhra Pradesh and National Coastal Zone Management Authority (NCZMA) to file an affidavit on the matter but SPCB alone had filed the affidavit. 

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