Virudhunagar industrial park set to wean away people from cracker units

In the last few months, scores of people died in blasts in fire cracker units that had not been following safety measures, and were employing people illegally.

published on : 21st March 2023

Worker crushed to death in Sriperumbudur after factory supervisor switches on machine

The deceased, N Raghu Kumar Ravat from Bihar, had turned 21 years old a few days ago, said the police. He joined the mould-making firm only two months ago. 

published on : 2nd February 2023

Erode villagers want polluting private steel plant shut

When it rained last week, the steel plant operating in the SIPCOT campus released untreated chemical effluent, which led to the pollution of a local lake.

published on : 7th December 2022

Centre asks Sipcot to apply for fresh ToR for industrial park near Chennai

The tribunal halted the project in Tiruvallur district because of its proximity to Pulicat lake bird sanctuary.

published on : 20th November 2022

Thoothukudi: Villagers demand reconveyance of land given for SIPCOT

The petition said the State government acquired over 1,616 acre of land for the SIPCOT project in 1997, and that land parcels were leased to various industries.

published on : 18th October 2022

NGT suspends green nod for Sipcot park near lake in Tamil Nadu

Rs 250-crore project for synthetic organic chemicals, paint units was to come up on 700 acres at two villages near Pulicat bird sanctuary

published on : 9th October 2022

Tamil Nadu: Demand to return land acquired for Sterlite to previous owners

"The people in the villages surrounding the Sterlite Copper have lost their livelihood after giving up their land," he said.

published on : 28th September 2022

Dharmapuri youth await jobs as SIPCOT work yet to begin

The residents have been urging the government to set up industries here so that youth need not migrate to other districts or States in search of jobs.

published on : 13th September 2022

18 years on, Tamil Nadu's Dharmapuri awaiting industrial estate

Dharmapuri is one of the most backward districts in Tamil Nadu. It has no industries and a majority of the people rely on agriculture for livelihood. 

published on : 27th May 2022

TN to host 44th Chess Olympiad: Govt signs MoU with All India Chess Federation

The State government has sanctioned Rs.92.13 crore for this international event in which chess players from 180 countries will take part.

published on : 14th May 2022

Activists flag air pollution in SIPCOT Cuddalore, ask TNPCB to act

The SACEM alleged that the TNPCB neither has a proper continuous air monitoring system, nor has found to have taken necessary action against the polluters.

published on : 1st May 2022

Krishnagiri to get SIPCOT at Rs 1,800 crore: Thangam Thenarasu

Minister for Industries Thangam Thenarasu announced in the Assembly on Tuesday that a new SIPCOT will be established in Krishnagiri on 3,000 acres at a cost of Rs 1,800 crore.

published on : 20th April 2022

Farmers oppose setting up of SIPCOT industrial park in Paliapattu

Thousands of farmers at Paliapattu near Tiruvannamalai have been showing strong opposition and protesting for months against the setting up of proposed industrial park.

published on : 14th March 2022

Stalin lays stone for 1,156-acre furniture park in Thoothukudi

The furniture park is aimed at attracting an investment of Rs 4,500 crore and generating at least 3.5 lakh jobs, and will improve the livelihood of people in southern districts, Stalin said.

published on : 8th March 2022

SIPCOT survey in Tiruppur sparks stir, fear over revival of Avinashi complex

On Tuesday, a three-member team, believed to be deployed by SIPCOT, conducted a survey of farmlands using a drone when the villagers detained and gheraoed them.

published on : 3rd March 2022