THE Thamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam has demanded the closure of all dyeing units along the Noyyal, Cauvery and Bavani rivers and the Kalingarayan canal to protect farm lands from pollution.

The Supreme Court has come down hard on industries polluting water bodies, applying the

Supreme Court judgement dated 06/10/2009 on river Noyyal pollution. The Court was of the opinion that there has been unabated pollution by the members of Tirupur Dyeing Factory Owners. They cannot escape the responsibility to meet out the expenses of reversing the ecology. They are bound to meet the expenses of removing the sludge of the river.

Mushrooming of dyeing units contributes to the high level of pollution

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TIRUPUR MP C Sivasamy has asked the Centre to take initiatives for granting 60 per cent of the cost of setting up of common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) as subsidy to help the textile sector of Kongu region.

THE Orathupalayam dam received over 14 ft of water from the Noyyal river under southwest monsoon. But the entire water is being drained into the Cauvery river instead of using it for irrigation, as the water from the Noyyal is filled with textile effluents from Tirupur textile units.

KARUR: Farmers in the pollution-hit Noyal river basin have urged the State Government to quickly disburse the compensation awarded to them by the Loss of Ecology Committee.

Coimbatore: The district administration and district engineer of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board have announced that orders have been served on 40 dyeing units for closure and disconnection of power supply connection on the charges of polluting the Noyyal Rajavaikkal and the ground water table in the area.


Safe & secure: The farmer, Subbaian in his lush organic farm in Tamil Nadu.

The importance of good soil and clean water for raising any crop can hardly be overemphasised.

A soil with low fertility and a contaminated water source can make life very difficult for farmers.

The ground water quality in Coimbatore city along the Noyyal river during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons in 2005 is discussed in this paper. Water samples were collected from 12 wells on either side of the river.