The State government has banned sand quarrying in all riverbeds in Kancheepuram district for one year from Wednesday.

Disclosing this in a press release, collector, K. Baskaran said the ban comes into effect from November 13. Apart from the levy of a fine on violators, vehicles, including bullock-carts, used for quarrying activity would be impounded and criminal action, including cases under the Goondas Act, would be initiated against the violators, he said.

A pre-application Conference organised by Power Finance Corporation for potential bidders for the Cheyyur and Odisha 4000 MW UMPPs witnessed numerous questions on the risks associated with the alleged fraud by PFC, its consultants and officials of the Environment Ministry in facilitating clearances for the project.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Sri Srinivasa Blue Metal, Thiruneemalai Kancheepuram District & Others Vs The Chairman TNPCB Chennai and 2 Others dated 04/10/2013 regarding air pollution caused by 19 crushing units.

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Letter to M/s Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Ltd from Ministry of Environment & Forests regarding environmental clearance of 4000 MW Imported Coal Based UMPP at villages Cheyyur Block-B, Chitharkadu, Gangadevankupam, Panaiyur, Vedal,
and Vilangadu, in Taluk Cheyyur, in Kancheepuram Distt., in Tamil Nadu dated 30th September, 2013.

The Madras High Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged illegal sand quarrying in Tamil Nadu’s Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.

Taking notice of a news report published in The Hindu which highlighted the illegal dumping of cement waste into Adyar river, the National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench on Monday granted interim i

By the end of this century it’s going to be hotter than ever – the average day temperature in Tamil Nadu, now 32.9 degree Celsius is likely to go up by 3.1 degree Celsius.

This was the finding of a study conducted by a team of researchers at the Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research (CCC&AR), Anna University

Tribunal directs district authorities to put an end to illegal activities in the estuary near Kovalam.

This case study of Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Plant, Tamil Nadu reveals that project has cleared many statutory environmental checks based on several false claims made by EIA consultants and the project proponents.

Of the 1,122 samples of potable water collected from homes in six districts in Tamil Nadu, NGO Consumers Association of India (CAI) found that at least 50 per cent of the water had E.