Level of Total Dissolved Solids has begun to surge
Tirupur: Farmers on the banks of the River Noyyal, affected by the discharge of dyeing effluents for almost two decades till the Madras High Court ordered closure of all dyeing units in Tirupur cluster for violation of pollution norms, look worried again.

Not ready for any compromise with dyers
Stance conveyed to government Tirupur: Farmers living alongside River Noyyal, who faced the brunt of the indiscriminate effluent discharge from dyeing units, are firm on their decision that they would not be ready for any compromise with dyers other than ensuring of zero liquid discharge (ZLD).


CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Desiya Baniyan and Ginning Podhu Thozhilalar Sangam has approached the Madras High Court seeking to implead itself in a writ petition seeking a direction to authorities for cleaning the Noyyal water stored in the Orathuppalayam dam and to prevent future pollution of the river.

It submitted that the union had 6,500 members, who were all labourers in dyeing and hosiery fac

KARUR: The strong indictment of effluent treatment plants and polluting units in Tirupur by the Madras High Court which has ordered their immediate closure has come as a shot in the arm for the eco conservationists in Karur.

Farmers of Karur district, who are plagued by industrial pollution for several decades now, have decided to intensify their struggle to put a permanent end to the menace.

The affected farmers have decided to convene a regional conference in Karur, Erode and Tirupur districts on January 28 and chalk out a strategy to counter the pollution threat to save farm lands and farmers.

Effluents disch

TWO Common Ef fluent Treatment plants (CETPs), 86 dyeing and washing units attached to these CETPs and an Individual Effluent Treatment Plant (IETP) were closed down by the Tirupur branch of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Wednesday, as the units were found to be discharging effluents into the Noyyal river.

Based on complaints, a team of TNPCB officials, led by District Enviro

The exercise will be carried out in presence of residents

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday said a member of the court Registry would collect water samples from the Noyyal river in the presence of the residents of Athupalayam village in Karur district.

The First Bench comprising Chief Justice M.Y.Eqbal and Justice T.S.Sivagnanam passed the interim order while adjourning to October 21

Power connection to these units also disconnected

The Board has also formed three-member flying squad to monitor the units

Public requested to inform the squad members for taking action

Tirupur: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Thursday ordered closure of 10 Individual Effluent Treatment Plants (IETPs) in Tirupur for its failure to comply with the directives of Supreme Co

Tirupur: The Noyyal River Ayacutdars Protection Association (NRAPA) had moved the Madras High Court following the high level of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) recorded in River Noyyal by a recent study conducted by Public Works Department.

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