Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Fisherman Care Vs The Government of India, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries & Others dated 24/01/2023.

The matter relates to the use of a fishing method called Purse Seine Fishing.

The Fisheries Department, government of Tamil Nadu vide its order dated March 25, 2000 had banned the use of Purse Seine Fishing nets within its territorial waters - within 12 nautical miles (22 kms from the coast line).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 23.12.2022 titled “One killed, four injured in fire at NLC Thermal Plant” dated 18/01/2023.

The bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Sudhir Agarwal of the NGT said that "it is disheartening to note that such incident has been repeated due to negligence on the part of the management, which calls for serious soul-searching at local level of management as well as stringent remedial action at higher level in the establishment."

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of the State of Tamil Nadu Vs the State of Karnataka & Others dated 14/12/2022.

Tamil Nadu could deliver 25 GW of new wind capacity, attract billions of dollars of investment, and generate over 100,000 jobs in the best-case scenarios of GWEC’s new roadmap for the state, which is developed in partnership with the SED Fund and Deloitte.

Report filed on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion SUO MOTU Based on the News Item in the Hindu Newspaper, Chennai edition dated 09.04.2021, “Dumping of garbage foiled near Anamalai, trucks seized” dated 31/10/2022.

Independent report filed in Original Application No 144 of 2021 (SZ) (Suomotu Vs The Chief Secretary to Govt of Tamil Nadu & Others).

The NGT initiated suo motu based on the new item published in a newspaper regarding dumping of waste and encroachments along the Cooum river in Chetpet, Chennai.

Reply filed by the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) in Original Application No 256 of 2020 (Suo Motu Vs Union of India & Others) dated 20/10/2022.

The NGT had taken cognizance of the media article on six industries in north Chennai polluting air for more than half the year.

The industries listed in the media report were the following - North Chennai Thermal Power Station; NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Limited; Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited; Tamil Nadu Petro Products Limited; Manali Petrochemicals Limited and Madras Fertilizers Limited.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of V. Eswaran Vs District Collector, Coimbatore & Others dated 17/10/2022.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion Suo motu based on the News item in The Indian Express Newspaper Edition Dt. 20.12.2020, “Shrimp hatcheries along ECR have no CRZ clearance” dated 29/09/2022.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of A. Malliga Vs The District Collector Cum The Chairman of the District Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Trichy & Others dated 23/09/2022.

Once it is found that the land in question is a water body, nobody can be permitted to have mining activity in the water body and it is the duty of the state government to preserve and protect the water bodies, said the Supreme Court, September 23.