The total quantity of oily water skimmed as on December 20, 2023 is 105,280 litres and oily sludge removed as on December 20, 2023 is 393.7 tonnes and the same is sent to the CPCL premises for further treatment and disposal. Based on the news about the spreading of the oily waste in the beaches of Pulicat area on December 16, 2023 through social media, the said areas were inspected by the authorities. The team observed tar balls in the beaches adjoining Koraikuppam and Koonankuppam fishermen settlements. The tar balls were removed and about 12 kgs of waste were collected.

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Report by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board in Original Application No 234 of 2023 (in re News item published in Newspaper Deccan Herald dated 01.03.2023 titled Unregulated tourism pushing Gokarna to the edge).

Gokarna Grama Panchayat falls under the jurisdiction of Kumta taluk in Uttara Kannada district. There was a complaint of open burning of municipal solid waste in Gokarna and burying of MSW mainly in its beach area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of 'News item published in Newspaper The Times of India dated 07.03.2023 titled “Oil leaked in Tamil Nadu’s Nagai spreading along coast, say experts' dated 28/03/2023.

The National Green Tribunal directed constitution of a joint committee to see whether any remedial measures are required to contain the damage to the water due to incident of oil spill which took place in Tamil Nadu along the coast in district Nagapattinam. The incident took place, March 2, 2023.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in the Newspaper named, DHNS, Mangaluru dated: 15th May, 2022, titled “Officials term discolouring of water in beaches as algal bloom” dated 18/11/2022.

The National Green Tribunal, July 18, 2022 directed constitution of a committee comprising officials from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to conduct on the spot inspection of Haji Ali Dargah premises in Worli, Mumbai in the presence of Haji Ali Dargah Trust. The Committee would also propose a future action plan to keep the place clean.

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