Seven ship-breaking yards at Sitakund were Thursday fined Tk 36.50 lakh for violating environment protection rules and failure to maintain proper safety measures for the workers.

The action was taken after inspection of the ship breaking yards by enforcement team led Environment Directorate chief Monwar Islam.

India opposed the listing of chrysotile asbestos in the PIC list on day two of the Rotterdam Convention. India cited pieces of national evidence suggesting that the substance can be used safely. Sudan too cited the same reasons for opposing the listing of chrysotile asbestos also known as white asbestos.

ERODE: More than 100 residents staged a demonstration in front of a private textile processing unit in Sipcot premises in Perundurai in Erode district on Thursday protesting against the discharge of untreated effluents into open space.

People claimed that the

The chemical industry produces over 100,000 chemicals which have improved the quality of our lives. These chemicals are being produced for purposes ranging from fulfilling domestic and industrial needs, boosting agriculture, making our clothing fire resistant and producing components for our mobile phones or other electronic devices. Every day new chemicals are formulated and produced.

Into five categories based on richness of biodiversity and other environmental factors

The ecologically sensitive areas of Western Ghats, the hill range of which starts near the Maharashtra-Gujarat border running to nearly 1600 km along the States of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and ending at Kanyakumari, will be prioritised into five categories based on richness of biodiv


The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has asked all sponge iron industries in the State to follow pollution control measures as per the norms set by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The KSPCB organised its first ever workshop on

Shillong, Sept. 14: The chief labour commissioner of Meghalaya and his team today wrapped up the visit to Jaintia Hills to ascertain the prevalence of minors working in coal mines and will prepare a report to be submitted to the Union government.

According to sources, chief labour commissioner N.K. Prasad, the regional labour commissioner, Calcutta, B.B.

Shillong, Sept.

To avert disasters like the Bhopal gas leak, the environment ministry is preparing off-site emergency plans for hazardous units in 41 selected industrial pockets such as Gurgaon, Coimbatore, Bharatpur and Panipat.