The petition was filed by MR Thiyagarajan from Meenava Thanthai Nala Sangam and the prayer was to quash and set aside the EC granted by the Union environment ministry on March 31.
The Supreme Court has sought the Central government’s response on a petition challenging certain provisions of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.
National Green Tribunal has virtually cleared the decks for the inland waterway project, saying there is no scope for it to decide the matter as the Allahabad High Court has already decided the issue.
The petition says that the hazardous effects of pollution caused by any industry/industrial activity on the ecology and the environment are not always necessarily felt within five years
The committee further stated that sewage from adjacent colonies was being released into the lake untreated.
Asks govt to carry out fresh review of biodiversity of site marked as waterbody in 1996 coastal management plan
The NGT wanted to know about the balance area of 2.59 acre and directed the Collector to file his personal affidavit explaining the above facts along with photographic evidence.
The petitioner said that efforts to galvanise the officials concerned remained fruitless.
Bibekananda Pattnaik filed the petition while advocate Sankar Prasad Pani argued on his behalf.
The National Green Tribunal has expressed serious concern over fire incidents at Ghazipur landfill site in the national capital saying dump sites are like time bombs.
The bench observed that hard structures would only transfer the problem of shoreline change until and unless a holistic study is undertaken.
The tribunal noted that as per religious belief, the mode of cremation by fire is considered to be pious and in one cremation, 350-450 Kg of wood is burnt in the open.
On receipt of the same, the State Wetland Authority should make recommendations to the State government to take steps to notify the Sompeta wetland complex.
The green tribunal took suo-motu notice in 2017 based on media reports that said Bhavani water was found to be unfit for consumption.
"New developments (built-up land) and fly ash depositions in the study location have significantly reduced the natural drainage, thereby altering the hydrology and ecosystem of the entire region."