Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Sumathi Saet Vs Commissioner of Municipality Tiruvathipuram (Cheyyar) Municipality & Others dated 11/05/2017 regarding illegal dumping of municipal solid waste including hazardous waste in Survey No.1 of Murukathampoondi Village to an extent of 55 acres, Cheyyar Taluk, Tiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu. NGT disposes of this Application with the direction to the Thiruvathipuram Municipality not to dump the solid waste in the area concerned.

Rampant sand mining activity on Cheyyar river bed has rendered the twin water channels, created 120 years ago near Kavanthandalam, useless.

PUCL team presents video and photographic evidence; mining operation could extend up to 200 hectares

Illegal sand mining is happening in broad daylight in the river basins of Palar and Cheyyar, according to a fact-finding team of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has declined to restrain the authorities concerned from quarrying sand in Naiyadupakkam village in Kancheepuram district.

Disposing of a writ petition, the First Bench, comprising Chief Justice H.L. Gokhale and Justice N. Paul Vasanthakumar, said the Collector ought to directly monitor the removal of sand.
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THE Tamil Nadu Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal of Mahindra & Mahindra to set up an automobile project at Cheyyar, near Chennai, with an investment of Rs 1,800 crore. The plant will have the capacity to manufacture 1.5 lakh vehicles per annum.

Yogesh Kabirdoss

Villagers threaten poll boycott as the State government plans to take over 2,300 acres of land in nine villages in the new Arani constituency despite their protests

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