Judgment of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of K T V Health Food Pvt Ltd. Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/02/2023.

The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the National Green Tribunal, Southern Zone which set aside the ex post facto clearance granted by the Union government to K T V Health Food and KTV Oil Mills (one of the largest edible oil companies in South India) for its edible oil storage and transit terminal. 

The entire shipping industry must invest urgently in sustainability if it is to withstand future shocks and help prevent another global cost-of-living crisis linked to supply chain disruption, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said.

Accordingly, the draft Indian Ports Bill, 2022 (“IP Bill 2022”) has been prepared to consolidate and amend the laws relating to ports, for the prevention and containment of pollution at ports, to ensure compliance with the country’s obligation under the maritime treaties and international instruments to which India is a party; take measures for

Brackish Water Research Centre, an NGO, based in Surat, Gujarat approached the NGT for prohibiting construction of a jetty by Deendayal Port Authority, Kutch district through its contractors without obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC). It was said that concerned authorities were also approached, however, no action has been taken so far. The bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh of the Western Zone Bench, Pune admitted the application and noted that "substantial question of environment appears to be made out in the present matter".

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Robert Drawin Vs State of Gujarat dated 24/01/2022.

Grievance in the application is regarding violation of environmental norms at Ghogha Sea Port, Bhavnagar, Gujarat relating to the beaching of a de-commissioned ship Dona Paula-II (IMO no. 8606446) in connivance with local authorities and Gujarat Pollution Control Board officials. The beaching of the ship is damaging the mangroves of that area and releasing harmful substances into the sea and thereby damaging the biodiversity and fisheries of that area.

Offshore wind holds tremendous promise for many emerging markets as a large-scale, clean, reliable form of new electricity generation with the potential to stimulate valuable economic benefits. However, developing a new offshore wind sector in an emerging market is no easy task.

This report provides a factual analysis of the environmental pressures exerted by the maritime transport sector, presents up-to-date information on the relevant EU and international environmental standards and describes current and future actions to reduce the sector's impact on our environment.

A Bill to consolidate and amend the law relating to ports, for the safety and security, prevention and containment of pollution at ports, to ensure compliance with the country’s obligation under the maritime treaties and international instruments to which India is a party; take measures for conservation of ports; to empower and establish State M

The Major Port Authorities Act 2021 has been published by the Ministry of Law & Justice in the Extra Ordinary Gazette of India on 18.2.2021. To implement the above Act, Rules have to be made under Section 71(1) of the said Act. lt is proposed to make 13 Rules under the Act.

Ports and waterways around the world are experiencing air and water temperature increases, rising sea levels, and changes in seasonal precipitation, wind and wave conditions. Many are also seeing more frequent and severe extreme events such as storms, heatwaves and droughts.

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