The Madras High Court on Wednesday granted an injunction till June 3, restraining the assistant director of mines and minerals from issuing permits for quarrying of sand or any other minor mineral

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of K. Selvarangam Vs. The District Collector, Thiruvallur dated 17/04/2014 regarding illegal quarrying of sand is going on at Puthu Eri, Nayapakkam village, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. The Tribunal has come down heavily on District Collector, Cuddalore stating that "we do not think that it was appropriate for the District Collector to write such letters repeatedly and in a way block the progress of the proceedings before the Tribunal."

Letter to M/s TANGEDCO (Tamil Nadu Electricity Board) from Ministry of Environment & Forests regarding environmental clearance of 2x800 MW Ennore SEZ Supercritical Imported Coal based Thermal Power Plant by M/s TANGEDCO at Village Vayalur, in Ponneri Taluk, in District Thiruvallur, in Tamil Nadu dated 7th January, 2014.

Community based climate change adaptation: The 3P model - A presentation by Ashish Chaturvedi at the 4th National Research Conference on Climate Change, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, October 26-27, 2013.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday granted an interim stay on the Chennai Corporation’s plan to go ahead with the setting up of a Solid Waste Management (SWM) facility at Kuthambakam vill

One of the water bodies in the city that is used as a transit point in the city’s water supply system, Porur Lake, is crying for attention and could do with a good dose of cleaning.

Located beside the Mount-Poonamallee Road and with a flyover dividing it, the lake, spread over an area of around 200 acres, surprisingly makes for a picturesque view when viewed at a distance. Move closer and the harsh reality reveals itself.

This summer, Chennai Metrowater’s well fields in Tiruvallur district will be rejuvenated after a gap of nearly a decade to tackle water shortage in the city.

The fast-depleting resources in the reservoirs, the major suppliers of drinking water to the city, have set the focus on well fields in Poondi, Tamaraipakkam and floodplains near Kosasthalaiyar river. Besides rejuvenating the 20 borewells in these well fields, the water agency plans to sink 16 more borewells to augment water supply.

Residents at Sadayankuppam, Thiruverkadu resort to temporary structures

The work on a bridge that would have made their lives much more convenient began two years ago. But even today, residents of Thiruverkadu are forced to use a narrow causeway to cross the Cooum as the work remains incomplete. For residents in and around Sadayankuppam, a rickety wooden structure is their only option to cross the Buckingham canal. These two localities are just some of the few where work on vital infrastructure projects has been stalled as land acquisition has not been completed.

The Vallur thermal power project, a joint venture project of the erstwhile Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and the NTPC, should have supplied at least 375 megawatt of electricity to Tamil Nadu nearly two years ago – October 2010. The State should have got another 375 MW from the project in April 2011 and 375 MW more in October 2011.

This was the schedule of the project made public three years ago. In two weeks, it is going to be five years since the formal inauguration of work on the project.

Despite issues, TNRDC officials confident of completing work before deadline

The Rs.600-crore Ennore-Manali Road Improvement Project (EMRIP) has been put on the fast track and will be completed before the target date, a top official of Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) said on Tuesday.

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