Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding Perumbakkam lake pollution, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu, 15/02/2021
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own motion-SUO MOTU Initiated proceedings based on the news item published in Dinamalar Tamil Newspaper, Chennai Edition dated 06.08.2020 under the caption “ Will Perumbakkam Lake become tourist spot?” Vs Public Works Department & Others dated 15/02/2021.
The matter related to dumping of garbage and sewage pollution affecting Perumbakkam lake.
The NGT noted from the report submitted by the Public Works Department that there were a lot of encroachments and violations taking place of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. There were around 258 encroachments in the water spread area and in order to ascertain the extent of encroachment, detailed survey would have to be conducted. The Joint Committee, Pollution Control Board, respective state departments and the local bodies and the District Collector were directed by the NGT to file their independent responses regarding the steps taken by them to resolve the issue permanently from their side.