It will be headed by the Collector as its ex-officio chairman

A District Coordination Committee, comprising representation of various departments, is all set to be constituted within the next few days to initiate quicker action against dyeing units that are found discharging untreated effluents in the open and seize the vehicles that transport the illegally dyed fabrics.

The Department of Environment (DoE) has fined five factories in Dhaka and its adjoining areas Tk 2 crore for polluting the environment, reports UNB.

Officials from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) demolished 12 illegal dyeing units near Pallipalayam in Tiruchengode Taluk on Monday. The drive was carried out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in coordination with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been fine tuning the technology of extracting pigments from fly-as

Even groundwater in the area is polluted: residents

Even groundwater in the area is polluted, say residents

With the water from Mettur dam hardly reaching River Cauvery in Namakkal district, the effluents discharged from the unauthorised dyeing units in Pallipalayam and Komarapalayam into the river has become its only source of water. “Anyone crossing the bridge that connects Erode and Pallipalayam can easily see the extent of pollution caused to the river”, says environmental activist R.K. Madeshwaran.

About 500 owners and workers of small manual dyeing units in and around Komarapalayam in Tiruchengode taluk went on a token fast on Saturday alleging that Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB)

Continuance of the large-scale pollution of the River Cauvery by authorised and illegal dyeing, textile processing and tanneries on either side of the river (in Namakkal and Erode districts) was th

Owners reaping profit at the expense of environment

The district administration has come under severe criticism yet again for the inordinate delay in sealing large number of dyeing units caught for illegal operations. Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board sources told The Hindu that over 30 dyeing units, which were caught over the last six months, were yet to be sealed though the Board had given directives to the District Collector many months back.

Directorate of Environment (DOE ) on Monday imposed fine of Tk. 24 lakh on two dyeing factories in Narsingdhi for lapses in effluent treatment plants (ETP) of the factories.