Most studies of the causes of diarrhoea in low-income and middle-income countries have looked at severe disease in people presenting for care, and there are few estimates of pathogen-specific diarrhoea burdens in the community. The researchers undertook a birth cohort study with not only intensive community surveillance for diarrhoea but also routine collection of non-diarrhoeal stools from eight sites in South America, Africa, and Asia.

Congress volunteers staged a demonstration opposite the Head Post Office on Anna Road here on Monday.

Questions have been raised about the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board’s virtual clean chit to the tanneries in a report last year after 10 workers died on Friday at a tannery in Ranipet in Vellor

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Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum appeals to Centre, State

The Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum (VCWF) has appealed to the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to sincerely and expeditiously implement all the directions of the Supreme Court, issued on August 28, 1996, on a writ petition filed by VCWF in respect of the pollution caused by tanneries in the five districts of Vellore, Erode, Dindigul, Tiruchi and Kancheepuram.

Thanneerpandhal residents’ earlier petitions remain unattended

The public of Thanneerpandhal village in Gudiyatham taluk met the Vellore Collector R. Nanthagopal during the weekly public grievances redressal day camp at the Collectorate here on Monday and submitted to him a memorandum urging him to take immediate steps to close an aluminium factory in the village which has been causing air pollution and the resultant health hazards to the people in the nearby Adi Dravida colony.

Submitting a petition addressed to Baskaran, Member, SHRC on behalf of the neighbourhoods affected by the environmental pollution with the aim of seeking a solution to the problem and enable the NGO to continue its environmental mission, R.T. Rajan, Director of SOLAI said that he has given a hectare of his own land to SOLAI for the farm skills upgradation among poor women farmers. But the land is now submerged in drainage water to a depth of five feet. It has thus turned uncultivable.

A host of drinking water supply projects, totally costing over Rs.30 crore, were commissioned by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa through video-conferencing here on Monday.

Of the projects, a combined water supply project for the Melpuram union and an integrated water treatment plant in Kanyakumari district and the expansion of water supply project for the Villupuram municipality were significant in terms of cost.

“No action taken despite repeated representations”

Volunteers of Palar Padhugappu Vizhippunarvu Iyakkam (Palar Protection Awareness Movement), Vellore district, residents of Kangeyanallur, members of women self-help groups, male youths and students staged a demonstration in front of the Vellore district office of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) at Gandhinagar here on Wednesday.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), Vaniyambadi unit, on Tuesday ordered the closure of a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) run by the Ambur Tannery Effluent Treatment Company Limi

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