The sterlite plant was put under lock on May 28, 2018, when the state government had ordered the TNPCB to seal and "permanently" close the plant in the wake of violent protests over pollution conce

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. V. Krishnamurty Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board & Others dated 21/01/2019 regarding legality of the quarrying activities by K. Manoharan, in District Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The report submitted by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) states that that no quarrying activities were being carried on. But the counsel for the applicant states that quarrying activity is still going on.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arjunan Muthukrishnan Vs The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 21/01/2019 regarding violation of environment laws by M/s. Jain Housing. A report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) submits that the unit is said to be violating the provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as well as the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for which action has been initiated but, has not been finalized.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Avatar Vs State of Tamil Nadu dated 15/01/2019 regarding non-maintenance of lakes and water bodies at Coimbatore and other place of State of Tamil Nadu.

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CHENNAI: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notices to 12 uncertified companies located across the country, including four in Chennai, for manufacturing and selling compostable b

Order of the M/S Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Ltd. Vs S. Joel & Others dated 11/01/2019 regarding NGT order banning supply of water to industries from Srivaikuntam anaicut, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. Attention of the Court is drawn to the problem faced by the Tuticorin Thermal Power Plant. Counsel of the Tuticorin Thermal Power Plant submits that subject to drinking water needs being met fully, permission should be granted for supply of any surplus water. The Court has also been assured of the fact that there shall be no drawal of ground water.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Vs The Principal Secretary, Environment & Forests, Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 07/01/2019 regarding encroachments of waterbodies in Chennai. The Court has been informed that due to rapid urbanisation in Chennai, the waterways in Chennai have become a prime target for growth of encroachments along the water bodies and hence during flood, the encroached areas near the banks have become more vulnerable and susceptible for inundation.

Chennai: Seven months ago, when the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK government announced the decision to ban sale and use of ‘use & throw’ plastics from January 2019 not many gave it a seriou

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