Report filed by the Senior Environmental Engineer on behalf of Kerala State Pollution Control Board.

The matter related to failure to take action for protecting Astamudi wetland and Vembanad-kol wetland, a Ramsar site in Kollam district of Kerala.

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board had conducted a sanitation survey of Ashtamudi lake and found that the main reason for the pollution of the lake water was the indiscriminate discharge of sewage and dumping of solid waste from households and establishments.

Affidavit filed by the District Collector, Pathanamthitta in the matter of Ibrahim Karim Vs State of Kerala & Others.

A case was filed against the construction of Sabariamala Pilgrim Centre Complex in Ranni, Ittiyappara stating that the work site comes under the category of wetland.

At present, the land appears filled and the KSRTC bus stand has been functioning along the southern side of the land, the report said.

Affidavit filed by the Superintending Engineer, Public Works Department, Thiruvananthapuram, Government of Kerala in Original Application No. 128 of 2021 (Ibrahim Karim Vs State of Kerala & Others).

The matter related to construction of a pilgrim centre and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus station, Ittiyappara, proposed by the Pazhangadi panchayat in Ranni, Pathanamthitta district in 2000.

Action taken report in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, March 29, 2022 (O.A. 228/2022) regarding permission granted to an STP for discharging treated sewage into lake Thol.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Krishna Das K V Vs State of Kerala dated 28/02/2022.

Grievance in the application is against failure to take remedial action for protecting Ashtamudi wetland and Vambanad-Kol wetland, a Ramsar site in Kollam district of Kerala. Wetland has become polluted due to dumping of pharmaceutical waste, plastic waste, domestic waste, slaughter-house waste and numerous other sources.

Final written submission on behalf of Paryavarana Parirakshana Sangham & Others dated 16/02/2022.

The original application has been filed in order to protect the Sompeta wetlands in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh from the imminent destruction due to construction and consequent filling up of the wetlands in violation of the Wetland Rules 2010 and the Wetland Rules of 2017.

Report by Chhattisgarh State Wetland Authority regarding wetland conservation in the state.

The new Global Wetland Outlook: Special Edition 2021 from the Convention on Wetlands shows wetlands offer unmatched opportunities for reducing emissions, adapting to climate impacts and reversing biodiversity loss. But in spite of this, wetlands remain the world’s most threatened ecosystem.

India’s ‘National Wetland Decadal Change Atlas’ was released on World Wetlands Day 2022 on 2 February. Formally named as ‘Space-Based Observation of Indian Wetlands’, the Atlas is documentation of wetlands across India, especially regarding the changes from 2006-07 till 2017-18.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tribunal on its own Motion (Re: illegal filling of Bijuli bandh (Water Body), Sundargarh, Odisha Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 26/11/2021.

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