The Lancet Global Health Report was based on the extrapolation of estimates from study carried out in six states, namely Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, for projection of national estimates, where as the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV, 2015-16 was conducted across States and UTs and is based on are

It is the responsibility of the State Governments/ concerned local bodies to set-up proper facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage, for abatement of pollution of rivers and other water bodies.

Action taken report filed by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in the matter of Trustee, Environment Protection and Anti Pollution Group Trust Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others regarding private medical colleges operating in Salem district, Tamil Nadu without obtaining Environmental Clearance as per EIA Notification, 2006 as amended and the private medical colleges are discharging sewage and effluent without proper treatment in public sewers and open channels.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion SUO MOTU Based on the News Item in Dinamalar Tamil Newspaper dated 27.01.2020, “A Bridge has become a source of spreading Contamination and Communicable Diseases” Vs The Government of Tamil Nadu, Represented by its Chief Secretary and Others dated 03/02/2020 regarding dumping of solid waste and animal waste from the meat shops beneath the Pallavaram Round over bridge. Further, it has become a place where sewage water is also stagnated due to non maintenance of the sewage system in that area.

These rules shall be applicable to the areas covered by the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 (Tamil Nadu Act 35 of 1972). Shelter charges shall be assessed, levied and collected from any person who undertakes or carries out any development of building, to rehabilitate the urban poor.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of R. Kandasamy Vs Ministry of Environment And Forest & Others dated 28/01/2020 regarding discharge of untreated effluent into the Cauvery river at RTP Pallam without any purification. Also, in nearby place there are dying factories which also let out the untreated effluents. Though there is sewage treatment plant provided it is not functional and the discharge standard is not in tune with the standard provided by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of C. Sivakumar Vs The State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Chennai & Others dated 22/01/2020 regarding environmental clearance certificate sought by the C. Sivakumar (applicant) for a fire clay quarry situated in his patta lands in Karai (East) Village, Kumman Taluk, Perambalur District, Tamil Nadu.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo Motu Dumped and Destroyed in Kosathaiyar River Vs The District Collector, Thiruvallur & Others dated 21/01/2020 regarding Kosathaiyar river pollution, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu.

Factual and action taken report filed by the district collector, Krishnagiri district, Tamil Nadu in the matter of M. Sivakumar Vs State of Tamil Nadu.

The petitioner, M. Sivakumar had filed the petition before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) alleging that illegal farming of African catfish also known as 'African magur' was taking place in Krishnagiri district. This activity was banned under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002. The said farming involved feeding of chicken wastes, egg wastes to African catfish causing foul smell and water pollution.

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.

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