SV Krishna Chaitanya

TNPL plans Rs 2,500 crore expansion to double output after Tamil Nadu plastic ban

The Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) is one such company that is looking to cash in on the demand created by the ban.

18 Jan 2019

PM Modi to inaugurate LNG terminal in Ennore 

Work on laying 22.656 km gas evacuation pipeline and dredging activity got completed for facilitating the free movement of LNG carrier vessels.  

17 Jan 2019

40 per cent dip in Bhogi pollution in Chennai

Out of the 15 stations monitored, only 2 clocked PM10 levels in excess of 200 µg/m3

15 Jan 2019

Works for bridge across Pulicat lake to begin next month

The State Highways department is likely to commence work on a High Level Bridge across the ecologically sensitive Pulicat lake from next month.

13 Jan 2019

Centre refutes TN charges, says DPR nod for Mekedatu dam conditional

Centre said any further approval would be subject to Karnataka resolving inter-state matters amicably with co-Basin States of Cauvery basin. 

13 Jan 2019

Chennai airport braces for Bhogi smog, fears disruption

Bonfires lit by residents as part of the Pongal festival in the presence of high humidity, low temperature and moisture may cause smog which disrupts visibility.

12 Jan 2019

Dubious ‘compostable’ bags flood Chennai stores

This short supply seems to have created a grey market, and several stores are seeing these ‘compostable bags’ as an ideal replacement to banned polythene covers.

12 Jan 2019

Chennai only metro city not in national clean air plan

City-based environmentalists question the rationale behind Chennai being left out. In the first place, there are very limited CPCB monitors in Tamil Nadu.

11 Jan 2019

Sterlite seeks fresh permission; victims seethe

Family members of six out of the 13 people gunned down by the police during the Thoothukudi protest spoke out for the first time and held Sterlite directly accountable for the killings.

11 Jan 2019

Monsoon failure: Groundwater level dips in 20 Tamil Nadu districts

A whopping 20 out of 32 districts in the State are in the red and the depletion rate is recorded as high as 4.32 meters in Perambalur district.

10 Jan 2019

Supreme Court clears reopening of Thoothukudi Sterlite plant

The NGT order to permanently close Vedanta Ltd's Sterlite Copper plant is non-sustainable and unjustified, the government had said.

08 Jan 2019

Perform or pay up

This stand of government is in total contrast to its earlier view.

08 Jan 2019

Submarine cable system needs Defence Ministry nod

Clearance for other four segments — Little Andaman to Car Nicobar, Car Nicrobar to Kamorta, Kamorta to Great Nicobar and Long Island to Rangat — will be granted at a later stage. 

05 Jan 2019

Government says no to Sterlite, moves Supreme Court

In its verdict last month, NGT directed the TNPCB to issue a fresh order of renewal of consent and authorisation to handle hazardous substances within three weeks.

03 Jan 2019

Coast cleared for strategic projects, Coastal Regulation Zone rules eased

In Tamil Nadu, environmentalists fear this will open up a new gambit of real estate activities.

29 Dec 2018