Irate members of the public besieged the cement factory of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) here, as raw material from there, carried by the wind, was causing health problems for peop

A gut wrenching odour emanating from the greenish yellow coloured “water” flowing down the Popular Mudaliar channel hits the nostrils forcing one to back off the channel banks.

To be labelled with FSC logo highlighting the PSU’s environmental concerns

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has granted certificates in Forest Management and Chain of Custody to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL). This could enable TNPL products to be labelled with the FSC logo highlighting the PSU’s social and environmental concerns and contributions. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation established by leading social, environmental and economic players to promote responsible management of forests. FSC issues certificates in Forest Management (FM) and Chain of Custody (CoC).

The Tamil Nadu government has issued orders to upgrade two of its cement plants with an investment of around Rs 515 crore.

Indian paper industries are now constantly working to become more eco-friendly by effective utilization of resources. In the same line, TNPL (Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd.) initiated many innovative measures to reduce energy consumption and to reduce the carbon foot print.

It is adjudged best performer in pulp and paper category

Good job:Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah (right) handing over the Best Performer Award to the TNPL Managing Director, T.K. Ramachandran (second from right), at a function in New Delhi recently.

The pulp and paper industry is water intensive among major chemical process industries. Water is the medium where all the pulp and paper making process are carried out and used as vehicle to transport the pulp in the mills from one unit operations to another. A major fraction of water used becomes contaminated during various processes.

Earlier promises yet to be kept by TNPL, allege people

Cement plant to cost Rs. 78.11 crore

Effluents have destroyed fertile area: MLA

No effluent let out, says TNPL MD Mohammed Nasimuddin

Effluents released into the channel on September 14: Associations

Plan to gherao TNPL paper mill at Kagithapuram

A raw material faster to source.
Eco issue
Owing to environmental concerns, large paper manufacturers are bound to look at waste paper as a supplement, say industry sources

R. Balaji

Chennai, July 17 Large paper mills that have depended on virgin raw material will increasingly look at recycling paper to increase raw material availability, say industry experts.