K. V. Prasad

Rain water harvesting models, right from the Mohenjo-daro and Harappa civilisations, will be on display at a two-day exhibition at the V.O.C. Grounds here on July 17 and 18. Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will inaugurate the event on July 17.

R Vimal Kumar

More dyeing units under the scanner of TNPCB

Tirupur: Continued effluent discharge into water bodies by dyeing units even after the allocation of Rs. 320 crore government grant to help them offset the cost incurred for setting up Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP), is causing serious threat to the environment and denting the image of Tirupur knitwear cluster.

TNPCB chairman himself conducts surprise checks

Tirupur: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Tuesday ordered closure of 75 dyeing units in the city and its suburbs for its failure to comply with the directives of Supreme Court pertaining to pollution caused by dyeing units on River Noyyal.

Tirupur: The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Thursday ordered closure of 10 dyeing units in the Tirupur knitwear cluster which failed to comply with the Supreme Court order pertaining to pollution caused by the dyeing units on River Noyyal.

The power and water supply to these units was also disconnected.

R. Vimal Kumar

River Noyyal faces a slow death

Tirupur: Amid severe drinking water shortage experienced in the city and rapid deterioration of River Noyyal taking place owing to indiscriminate discharge of industrial effluents into it, yet another World Water Day was observed here on Monday.

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THE Vellore Citizens

THE Madras High Court on Thursday directed the State government to make all ef- forts to remediate the issue involving pollution in the Noyyal river in Karur dis- trict.

Two CETPs yet to get environment clearance

Concern over monitoring procedures

Tirupur: The dyeing units are fasting paying the arrears from the total fine of Rs 67.65 crore imposed on them by the Supreme Court for loss of ecology, towards cleaning of Orathupalayam dam and polluting River Noyyal, as January 5 deadline to remit the fines has neared.

THE Dyers Association of Tirupur (DAT) has postponed its indefinite strike scheduled for Monday to December 1, following an assurance from the State government that the issue of levying a fine ordered by the SC would be looked into in six weeks.