Vellore: Sand mafia are freely plundering the resources of the Palar river.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of R. Rajendran Vs Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board dated 05/07/2016 regarding discharge of effluents by M/s. N. Muneeba Tanning Company into the Applicants (R. Rajendran) lands. Tribunal directs the Tannery to be immediately closed and electricity disconnected.

Chennai: The Madras high court has given the Vellore district administration one month to verify whether sand quarrying on Palar river bed was being carried on as per rules, and whether the operato

Had it been implemented the upper Palar would have received good water flow in the recent floods

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of P.K. Ellappan Vs. The Government of Tamil Nadu dated 07/05/2015 regarding illicit sand quarrying being carried on in Palar river bed at Pinayur Village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, 07/05/2015.

The Madras High Court has given two weeks to the Central and State governments to file a detailed statistical report on river sand mining in the State and the transactions of sand miners.

VELLORE: After sand-mafia allegedly assaulted and injured a college student on Saturday for protesting the mining of sand in the Palar riverbed, villagers gathered in front of the Vellore Collector

“No action taken despite repeated representations”

Volunteers of Palar Padhugappu Vizhippunarvu Iyakkam (Palar Protection Awareness Movement), Vellore district, residents of Kangeyanallur, members of women self-help groups, male youths and students staged a demonstration in front of the Vellore district office of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) at Gandhinagar here on Wednesday.

PUCL team presents video and photographic evidence; mining operation could extend up to 200 hectares

Illegal sand mining is happening in broad daylight in the river basins of Palar and Cheyyar, according to a fact-finding team of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

Palaru Pathukappu Vizhippunarvu Iyakkam (Palar Protection Awareness Movement-PPAM) has taken out a rally and conducted a public meeting demanding measures to prevent sewage, effluents of leather in