Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding de-silting on Adyar and Cooum Rivers and Buckingham Canal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 31/10/2018
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 31/10/2018 regarding de-silting on Adyar and Cooum Rivers and Buckingham Canal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Court finds that the action taken for pre-monsoon preparedness for the years 2017 and 2018 have been placed at an estimated at the cost of Rs. 70 Lakh and Rs. 80.50 Lakhs respectively but the works undertaken appears only to be removal of floating materials.
Considering the inordinate delay on the part of the Public Works Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, National Green Tribunal imposes a penalty of Rs. 2 Crores to be deposited with the Central Pollution Control Board.