AROUND 200 adolescent girls employed in a textile mill in the suburbs of Madurai are down with diarrhoea and vomiting on March 8 and many of them are still undergoing treatment in hospital.

The adsorption capacity of riverbed sand, sawdust, vermiculite and soil for Cr (III) ions from tannery effluent has been investigated in detail in order to evaluate their possible application as filter material in reed bed treatment system. The adsorption isotherm was determined along with the effect of contact time, initial Cr concentration and pH on the efficiency of Cr removal.

An oligopolistic market, fluctuating market conditions, inadequate modernisation and the subordinate status of hired workers have contributed to the poor living conditions of workers in Sircilla, a powerloom centre of Andhra Pradesh. The state and central governments need to intervene in a more organised fashion to end the distress.

This study presents decolorization of textile azo dye, Orange II, by white rot fungus, Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Orange II (85%) was removed in 7 days (optimum decolorization on 5th day at 28-30

The textile industries in Tamil Nadu are in the process of providing zero liquid discharge (ZLD) system and they are in need of suitable technology for colour and organics removal so as to reduce the chemical consumption, energy consumption and sludge generation, which are problems in the conventional treatment methods.

KARUR: Farmers in the pollution-hit Noyal river basin have urged the State Government to quickly disburse the compensation awarded to them by the Loss of Ecology Committee.

Pakistan's cotton, textile, and apparel industries are key sectors of the nation's economy; their performance can contribute to either a rise or fall in poverty.

Pali farmers teach state pollution body a few things technical Mahaveer Singh Sukarlai has no formal training in science. But he was able to test and tell a gathering of over 300 people that water from a dugwell in Phenkaria village contained arsenic and zinc in concentrations unfit for human consumption. Phekaria is located on the bank of river Bandi, about 50 kilometres downstream from

Sapna Dogra Singh / New Delhi October 17, 2008, 0:46 IST

Production by Indian mills drops to the lowest level since 2004.

Neeraj Thakur / New Delhi October 03, 2008, 0:14 IST

Even as the textile industry has asked for administrative measures to control prices of raw cotton, including banning exports, and giving domestic buyers the first right of refusal, the Ministry of Textiles feels that domestic prices cannot remain immune to global rates.