The Tamil Nadu government is expected to submit a reply defending its position against the action taken against Sterlite.
Thoothukudi is termed one of the Non-attainment cities by Ministry of Environment primarily on the basis of excess PM10 under the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program.
The Union Environment Ministry has extended the 1996 CZMP at least five times in the past although the State government made vain attempts to bring new CZMP in 2013.
Considering all the factors, the tribunal has posted the matter for final hearing on August 9.
Doctors and NGOs urge the Centre and the State to ban lime or chuna in plastic sachets used in betel chewing and also acids used as cleaning agents in home.
NTECL Vallur, which is a joint venture of NTPC Ltd and Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), is located on Chennai’s outskirts in neighbouring Tiruvallur district.
A total of 154 unauthorised industrial units that do not have Consent To Operate from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) at Pallipalayam in Namakkal district are polluting the Cauvery.
The Sakkarakottai bird sanctuary is basically an irrigation tank that is used for storing water for agriculture, recharged by northeast monsoon from October to January.
An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Union Environment Ministry has deferred the revised Master Plan for the Kattupalli port proposed by M/S Marine Infrastructure Developer Private Limited (M
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