The solid waste management scheme rolled out by the State government has started making impact in all the 11 town panchayats in Karur district.

MADURAI: The Madras high court Madurai bench on Wednesday passed orders dismissing 18 writ petitions that challenged the order of the national green tribunal (NGT) allowing the public works departm

Manjanayakkanpatti, a minuscule village in Karur district, has reasons to attract the attention of advocates of green energy, as a consortium of textile exporters has commissioned 10 MW solar photo

Irate members of the public besieged the cement factory of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) here, as raw material from there, carried by the wind, was causing health problems for peop

Division Bench also stays in-stream mining until June 4

The Madras High Court Bench here on Wednesday restrained Public Works Department (PWD) from using machines to quarry sand from various sites in Cauvery and Kollidam rivers flowing through Karur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts.

Work on Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers’ ₹ 1,500-crore packaging board factory will start next month with the Ministry of Environment and Forests giving it the go-ahead.

Ministry of Environment and Forests guidelines stipulate that mining in quarries with lease area of 5-25 hectares should be done only manually.

Continual poor rainfall in 2012 and 2013 is threatening to force a drinking water scarcity in Karur district. Geologists warn that groundwater level is plummeting to unprecedented danger levels in the district.

The annual average rainfall in the district is 652.20 mm, with southwest and northeast monsoon being the main contributors. However, in the last two years, the average rainfall has been below normal.

The Madras High Court Bench here on Thursday passed an interim order restraining use of more than two earth movers in sand quarrying sites in Tiruchi and Karur districts.

A Division Bench comprising Justices R. Sudhakar and V.M. Velumani passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation petition filed by M. Rajendran, a Tiruchi-based advocate.

UltraTech Cement's plant and 75-megawatt (Mw) captive power plant, with an investment of Rs 2,500 crore, have received approval from the expert appraisal committee under the ministry of environment