Thoothukudi: Residents see red as effluent turns stream pink

The jungle stream, which meanders through Gomezpuram in Mapilaiyoorani village, has tuned pink beginning from the bridge crossing Mapilayoorani- Tharuvaikulam road.

published on : 28th January 2023

Isha exempt from green rules, Madras HC bins TN notice

It added Isha, therefore, is exempted from getting prior sanction as per the December 22, 2014, notification exempting educational institutions from prior environmental clearance.

published on : 15th December 2022

Relief for Isha Foundation as Madras HC sets aside TNPCB show cause notice

The petition filed by Isha Foundation challenged the show cause notice saying that a yoga centre is considered an educational institution and hence it is exempted from environmental clearance.

published on : 14th December 2022

TNPCB warns of action against dumping of construction waste

Action will be initiated under provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act,1986 and Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 as amended, said a release.

published on : 22nd October 2022

Despite NGT clampdown, TNPCB nod for twin fishing harbours inside Kaliveli estuary

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has issued Consent to Establish (CTE) for the twin fishing harbours proposed inside the ecologically-sensitive Kaliveli estuary.

published on : 23rd September 2022

Madras HC asks Kodaikanal municipality for report on plea to shift 'polluting' dumpyard  

The court sought a report on a PIL filed by Jhatkaa Org, seeking direction to close down or shift a dumpyard situated in Seeradum Kanal village in Kodaikanal.

published on : 27th July 2022

1.28 lakh tonnes of gypsum yet to be shifted from Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper plant

Large quantities of chemicals, except copper concentrate, were removed before August 10, 2018.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board control room to check use of banned plastics in State

The control room will operate daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm till July 31 and provide guidance and information as may be sought by various stakeholders regarding the ban.

published on : 8th July 2022

Illegal sand mining doesn't come under pollution control board purview, says report submitted in HC

The Madras High Court on November 12 last year added the TNPCB as a party, and the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) as a respondent to the case pertaining to illegal beach sand mining.

published on : 19th May 2022

Action sought against officials over Thamirabarani river pollution

Muthuraman sought directions to initiate legal action against the authorities of PWD and TNPCB for the human rights violation.

published on : 14th May 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board: Power connection to Sterlite snapped, unit closure ordered

TNPCB chairman Nasimuddin passed the orders on Wednesday late evening and power connection was cut in the early hours on Thursday.

published on : 25th May 2018

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board denies RTI applicant information on Thoothukudi Sterlite plant

The TNPCB has withheld information to an RTI applicant on Vedanta Limited’s Sterlite operations in Thoothukudi without giving proper justification.

published on : 29th April 2018

Sterlite challenges TNPCB order on plea seeking renewal of Consent To Operate for Thoothukudi copper smelter plant

The plea by Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to renew the CTO beyond March 31 was rejected since the guidelines stipulated by the TNPCB were not met adequately.

published on : 18th April 2018

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board refuses to renew consent for Thoothukudi Sterlite plant, smelting operations shut down indefinitely

The scheduled maintenance activities were supposed to be for a period of approximately 15 days, it is now likely to be extended.

published on : 10th April 2018

India-based Neutrino Observatory receives nod from environmental ministry

The ministry accorded environmental clearance to the neutrino project at Pottipuram village in Uthamapalayam taluk in Theni district promoted by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

published on : 27th March 2018