The State Government has submitted before the Kerala High Court that instructions had been issued by the State Pollution Control Board to the plywood manufacturing units to take measures to minimi

Polluters big and small, from individuals burning leaves to massive construction sites producing dust, have become the targets of an ongoing crackdown by the Delhi Government and municipal corporat

KOCHI: Naas Plywood Industries, functioning at Allapra near Perumbavoor, has set an example for plywood manufacturers in the area by winning the award instituted by State Pollution Control Board (

Following protests from forest rights activists and environmentalists, the Naveen Patnaik government has changed a controversial circular issued in November last year that sought to undermine a lan

Hundreds of people affected by pollution from wood-based units in the district took out a march to the district Collectorate on Tuesday.

The venue of the ongoing struggle against polluting plywood manufacturing units in Perumbavoor will be shifted from Kuruppampady to Kakkanad next week.

Three plywood manufacturing units in Perumbavoor which approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to regularise their operations have been asked to wait for the order in a case pending before

Kerala government has been given one month time to submit a reply to the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to pollution caused by plywood manufacturing units in Vengola panchayat in Ernakulam dist

The supreme court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) started inspecting the wood-based industries including plywood factories and neighbouring localities in Kuttipadam division in Vengola panchayat on Wednesday. The different stakeholders in the industry are considering the visit of the high power committee as a very “significant step”.

The committee is headed by P V Jayakrishnan, the chairman of the CEC and other members include Mahendhra Vyas and M K Muthoo. The committee is assisted by important government officials in the district including RDO, Moovatupuzha, District Medical Officer, Malayatoor DFO, Deputy Director, Panchayat and chief environmental engineer, regional office, Pollution Control Board, Ernakulam.

Decrying indiscriminate use of natural resources and deforestation in the name of growth, Union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan today said that industries and corporates should focus on protecting the environment and ensure balanced and sustained development.

"...There are some industries, which feel that we should indiscriminately use natural resources, cut down our forests and use them for growth," she told reporters here on the sidelines of the annual general meeting of the Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute, an autonomous body under the union ministry of environment.

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