THE Executive Committee of the National Economic Council on last Tuesday approved Tk 1079 crore, almost double the amount sanctioned earlier to adjust the increased cost of a project for the reloca

Four workers of a leather factory died allegedly after inhaling toxic gas here today. The gas was formed in a safety tank in the factory due to admixture of chemicals used to dye leather.

The liquid industrial waste used to be pumped out of the tank after treatment.

Palaru Pathukappu Vizhippunarvu Iyakkam (Palar Protection Awareness Movement-PPAM) has taken out a rally and conducted a public meeting demanding measures to prevent sewage, effluents of leather in

Industrial units in Punjab continue to discharge untreated effluents in open drains and water channels even though the state government has been campaigning for a greener Punjab.

The lackadaisical approach of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) in taking stern action against the industrial units flouting the norms is one of the major reasons behind the non-compliance of the norms.

Leaders of Poribesh Bachao Andolon (Poba) yesterday demanded that the government immediately relocate the tannery industries at Hazaribagh to Savar to save the Buriganga river from pollution.

This report by the committee led by Director, NIH, Roorkee presents facts about the present state of Unnao’s water bodies / ground water, how much of Unnao’s ground water is affected so far and which particular tanning units are responsible for polluting water bodies in the region.

Farmers of Vellore district are pinning their hopes on the State government to set up an independent expert body to reassess the actual impact of tannery effluents as well as work out strategies to

LAHORE: As many as 250 tanneries of all sizes are operating in residential areas of Sialkot and are discharging their effluents without treatment, Environmental Protection Agency’s Punjab Director

This report documents an occupational health and safety crisis among tannery workers, both men and women, including skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to tanning chemicals, and limb amputations caused by accidents in dangerous tannery machinery.

The Department of Environment yesterday penalised the owner of an illegal leather gloves factory in Ashulia with a Tk 37 lakh fine.

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