HYDERABAD: With time running out ahead of the 2019 general elections, the TDP government in AP has put capital construction projects on the fast track.

Order of the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in the matter of Karur Mavatta Nilathadi Neer Pathugappau Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 28/09/2016 regarding disposal of drainage/sewage water of the Karur Municipality into Amaravathi River and its channels.

Madras High Court directs State of Tamil Nadu (Municipal Administration) and Karur Municipality to stop draining the drainage/sewage water into Amaravathi river within Karur Municipal Limit and the said exercise shall be completed on or before 30.10.2016.

A fresh controversy is brewing over the way the Centre is planning to clear the “diversion” of a whopping 19,256 hectares of reserve forest area in Krishna and Guntur districts for the new capital,

Water troughs created in dry patches in sanctuaries and national parks

Increased heat wave conditions, dry weather clubbed with water shortage may lead to more man-animal conflict this season, say the Forest Department sources.

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here to forbear the Public Works Department from carrying out sand quarrying operations along the stretches of rivers Cauvery, Amaravathi and Kollidam flowing through Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts.

When the case came up for hearing before a Division Bench comprising Justice R. Banumathi and Justice G.M. Akbar Ali on Monday, the judges adjourned the case to July 9 as the lawyers representing the PIL petitioner, B. Juliaan (31) of Lalgudi Taluk in Tiruchi district, were not present in the court due to a boycott call given by one of the advocates’ association.

A physico-chemical profile study on the soil along the banks of the Amaravathi river that runs across Karur areas of Tamil Nadu was investigated in the year 2010-11 for possible evidence of industrial waste disposal or seepage in general and textile dyeing and bleaching industrial waste liquids and solid sludge in particular and by the various medium to small scale industrial activities taking place within the areas.

Mild tremors were felt in some parts of Krishna, Guntur and Khammam districts of Andhra Pradesh around noon today, triggering panic among the people.

Farmers of Karur district, who are plagued by industrial pollution for several decades now, have decided to intensify their struggle to put a permanent end to the menace.

The affected farmers have decided to convene a regional conference in Karur, Erode and Tirupur districts on January 28 and chalk out a strategy to counter the pollution threat to save farm lands and farmers.

Effluents disch

KARUR: The All India Youth Federation (AIYF) has called upon authorities to prevent the further degradation of rivers Cauvery and Amaravathy in Karur.

Along the dry Amaravathy riverbed

These wells were sunk for drawing and selling water for drinking purposes and industrial use

Illegal wells numbering over fifty are found in Andankoil East and West, Pallapalayam

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