Off the Ukkadam – Sundakkamuthur Road, about a km away, in the midst of banana farms lie three or four thatched roofed temporary structures.

At first sight they appear to be houses or sheds for watchmen. But they are not. They are not even mushroom cultivation farms, as a board outside one of the sheds claims. They are yarn dyeing units.

Farmers and environmentalists have expressed anguish over the recent sanctioning of Rs.

Chennai The Tamil Nadu government announced on Friday a R127.40-crore interest-free loan to 15 common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) situated at Tirupur to enable 700-odd dyeing units to attain

TNPCB snaps power supply as they fail to comply with zero discharge norms

Ever since the implementation of zero discharge norms failed leading to closure over the past month, dying unit owners in the district have put all their efforts at stake to tide over the crisis. Now, they are engaged in talks with the textile manufacturers and exporters.

Ensure that civic solid waste is cleared expeditiously in urban and semi-urban areas during monsoon to prevent spread of communicable and infectious diseases, Monitoring Officer for monsoon preparedness in the district and Principal Secretary Apurva Verma told officials here on Friday.

Urbanisation in India is occurring at a rate that is faster compared to many other parts of the developing world. The Planning Commission of the Government of India estimates that about 40 per cent of the country’s population will be residing in urban areas by 2030.

There are 12 "hot spots" in eight States where river water was found to be contaminated.

The Manickapurampudur Common Effluent Treatment (CETP) has forwarded a requisition to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to allow the plant to operate and give sufficient time to erect reverse osmosis (RO) system to ensure zero liquid discharge in the dyeing effluent treatment process.

Tirupur, the textile knitwear hub of India discharges about 100 MLD of dyestuff effluents with high salt content and multi colored effluents from as early as 1990s. It flanks and pollutes the Noyyal river course rendering it as a virtual effluent course as rainfall is hardly for 15 days only in a year.

Bleaching unit owners here have come up with a demand that the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board should not insist upon them to implement the zero liquid discharge (ZLD) norms as no salts or hazardous chemicals were used in the bleaching process.