PUDUCHERRY: The National Green Tribunal has asked the Puducherry government to set up two check posts near a riverbed within 30 days to prevent illegal mining of sand.

Puducherry government flayed for showing scant regard to environment matters

The Union Territory administration and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests have been flayed by environmental activists for not constituting a separate appellate authority to decide the appeals against consent given by Puducherry Pollution Control Committee and showing scant regard for environment matters in Puducherry.

The Madras High Court has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) and Puducherry government to constitute an Appellate Authority under Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act

The Madras high court has issued an order to the Union environment and forest ministry to constitute an appellate authority in the Union territory of Puducherry under the Air (prevention and contro

The National Green Tribunal has restrained a company here which manufactures caustic soda from carrying out construction activities and expansion of production capacity and directed the Puducherry

Flag Number 2 has been hoisted at both ports

Cyclone Phailin is likely to cross Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast on October 12 but Puducherry and Cuddalore administrations, the two coastal areas that have borne the brunt of cyclonic storms in the past, have sounded a cyclone warning, unwilling to take any risks.

Around 2,000 volunteers from across Puducherry came together on Saturday to participate in the International Coastal Cleanup event coordinated by the Indian Coast Guard Station.

The beaches are strewn with disposable cups, water bottles and plastic bags. This is a very sad situation, since these materials will greatly affect the coastal environment, Commandant of the ICGS Puducherry N. Somasundaram said. Gandhi Statue area is the most affected because that is where all the vendors and the maximum crowd come in.

Illegal sand mining will be “closed down” in the next 15 days, said District Collector S.B. Deepak Kumar.

On Wednesday, the collector went on an inspection to the various parts where illegal sand mining is rampant. The visit included Soriyankuppam in the Bahour area, where sand is taken from the Pennaiyar River and Manalipet and Thethampakkam in the Villianur area.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre, the States of Karnataka and Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry on an application from Tamil Nadu for a direction to the Centre to

For drinking, irrigational and industrial purposes

Andhra Pradesh has come forward to supply water to the Yanam region through French channel and Adavipolam channel for drinking, irrigation and industrial purposes. An agreement to this effect was signed by P.R. Meena, Secretary, PWD, Puducherry, and Engineer-In-Chief (irrigation), Andhra Pradesh, on behalf of the respective governments in Hyderabad recently.