Melvyn Thomas | TNN

Surat:To safeguard the health of thousands of artisans working in the agate stone processing industry in Khambhat region, the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) plans to provide financial and other aid to them for setting up a non-hazardous stone processing system.

Anantapur, May 11: Hundreds of unregistered granite and slab industries have been evading taxes in Tadipatri in Anantapur district for some years.

There are about 200 granite and 1,500 slab industries in Tadipatri, of which 61 are granite and 632 slab industries are unregistered. But these industries are operating by flouting norms with officials support.

Stone crusher units instructed to provide telescopic chute at the product unloading conveyor

PERAMBALUR: The Collector, M. Vijayakumar has urged the stone crusher units to comply with the air pollution control measures.

It was in 2002 that Perry Gottesfeld, a public health professional, started Occupational Knowledge (OK) International in San Francisco in the US. His outfit helps developing countries curb illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous materials and environments in places of work.

Dennis Selvan

Five persons were killed and six injured in a premature explosion triggered by a lightning flash in a stone quarry at Mathur village near Salavakkam, some 15 km from Chengalpattu, on Thursday.

A flash of lightning triggered explosion, which was planned to occur two hours later

MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed a Government Order issued on September 22 to supply waste material generated from a stone quarry managed by Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited (TAMIN) at Pokishamalai, a hillock at Keezhavalavu of Melur Taluk near here, to a self help group (SHG).

ANANTAPUR, Sept. 22: Industrial pollutants are contaminating the Penna river in Anantapur district.

Many industries located along the banks are indiscriminately releasing effluents into the river at Tadipatri which has constant groundwater levels in the district.

There are 200 granite and 1,000 blackstone industries concentrated in and around Tadipatri.

The district administration has made special arrangements to put an end to illegal sand mining and stone quarrying in the district, and vigilance squads comprising officers from the revenue, police, forest, and mines and geology departments have been formed.

Goa government

Environmental pollution study was undertaken in the stone crushers of Chitrakoot area, U.P., to assess the dust exposure risk in stone crushers. The stone available in the area is igneous rock based granite.