The Madras High Court on Tuesday observed that the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has not applied its mind while giving the consent order for the operation of the controversial Koodanku

Industrial relocation in Delhi in the mid-1990s and early 2000 was supposed to ensure a pollution-free environment in the capital city. The apex court’s concern for quality of life in Delhi is commendable. However, disproportionate responsibility is placed on those who sell their labour power in order to secure a life of dignity. This article, based on a field study, explores that industrial relocation has badly affected the workers not only economically, but also socially and culturally.

Deploring anti-uranium mining groups in the State, Meghalaya Governor RS Mooshahary today said there were sections opposing the mining project due to misunderstanding and spreading misinformation on the issue.

The brick-kiln owners in the state have opposed the government notification asking them to use fly ash for making bricks.

As per the notification, a brick-kiln in 100 kilometre radius of any thermal plant is required to add 25 per cent of fly ash in the material used to make bricks. However, the kiln owners have rejected the government decision.

The UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) ordered closure of a yeast manufacturing unit in Bulandshahr district. The orders were given on July 6 after the factory did not adhere to water pollution control rules.

Small and medium enterprises based at Adityapur Industrial Area (AIA) will contribute more than Rs 3 crore to develop the Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited (AACL).

Senior AACL officials said that the entrepreneurs would provide Rs 20,000 for each acre that is being used by them to develop the proposed project. The units would be paying the amount in three instalments.

DURGAPUR, 14 JUNE: The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has asked state-owned Durgapur Projects Limited to prevent pollution caused by its coke-oven plant by 21 June. If the company fails to follow the order within the stipulated timeframe, the plant would be closed down.

Patiala: The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has confirmed that oil spillage in the Ghanauli drain, which connects to the Satluj, occurred not because of negligence but was an accidental breakdown of metallic pipeline of furnace oil.

Sources in the PSEB said the staff of Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant was taking measures to avoid such incidents in future.

Shimla: The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has submitted an action plan to the state pollution control board for carrying out various protection works and stabilisation of muck dumping sites for restoring the damage caused to environment.

Ropar: No pong ash is being used from Ropar thermal plant for the construction of Kurali-Kiratpur Sahib stretch of the National Highway 21 despite strict guidelines of the government of India.