Tirupur: A Corporation team led by Sanitary Inspector S. Elango seized about six tonnes of plastic materials with thickness of less than 20 microns from shops and commercial establishments during raids conducted in the city on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Voicing views: Farmers at the public hearing conducted by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in Tirupur on Thursday.

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Water for all: K. Shanmugam with the citation he received.

Tirupur: K. Shanmugam, an assistant engineer with the Department of Agricultural Engineering, is elated as a concept developed by him for judicious use of water has started changing the life of agrarian community at Ellapalayam Pudur village near here.

Say no: Corporation officials distributing pamphlets to create awareness against use of plastic materials less than 20 microns on Kongu Main Road in Tirupur.

Tirupur: The Corporation administration conducted a special drive on Monday to create awareness among traders against the use of plastic materials made of virgin or recycled plastic having thickness less than 20 microns.

In the present paper an attempt has been made to study the waste management strategies of textile industries in general and bleaching and dying industry in particular and suggest techno-economical line of treatment of the same. The TDS, chlorides and sulphates are the matter of concern in the treated effluent.

M. Gunasekaran Action follows an alert by BBC Exporters in Tirupur shocked TIRUPUR: The sudden action by the British bargain retail chain, Primark, of firing three knitwear exporters of Tirupur for engaging child workers for embroidery and sequin work has come as a shock to the exporting community of the textile city. The retail chain, which has been sourcing garments from over 50 vendors here for the last two decades, acted on an alert by BBC.

Nitric acid treated rice husk was used for adsorption of two textile dyes Congo red (CR) and Black E (BE).

The New Tirupur Area Development Corporation Limited (NTADCL) is the first public private partnership, set up in 1995 primarily to supply industrial water to Tirupur, a major export centre for knitwear, in India.

Water is a big concern. Growing cotton is water-intensive at the best of times as is manufacturing textiles and treating the waste generated. In India, cotton guzzles more water than anywhere in the world

Industrialists and regulators are unclear on best practices in India's wastewater management in the textile sector, which generates 1,750 million litres a day (mld). Says Mangilal Gandhi, owner of