Lack of action from TNPCB encouraged industrial units to dump effluents

Officials are making tall claims that they have controlled pollution levels in the district. But the water carrying channels here tell a different, shocking story. The Kalingarayan canal, lifeline of more than 30,000 farmers in the district, carried huge amount of light blue colour liquid near Karungalpalayam and the area was enveloped in an acrid smell. In Bhavani and most other places, the colour of the water was dark green and in a few places, the canal carried dark red-coloured water.