According to the board, it would encourage high school students to adopt ECOmmute (cycle or walk) that would cut air pollution.
TNPCB chairman A Udhayan told TNIE there are about 250 employees in the corporate office, and all senior officers and staff volunteered to take part in the initiative.
In June, 2017, NGT directed the chairpersons of 10 SPCBs, including Tamil Nadu, to give up their duties, as their appointment did not comply with the guidelines prescribed by the tribunal.
Industry players allege corruption well-rooted and widely prevalent
CP Balasubramanyam and SV Krishna Chaitanya
They also directed for submission of a status report before the next hearing.
According to a petition filed by the Chief Operating Officer of the company, A Sumathi, the copper plant was given ‘consent to operate’ in 1996.
Though action taken reports were submitted by the authorities on the temporary measures undertaken by them, the bench opined that the works are not being done at the expected speed.
Toxic foam formation took place in Mettur dam due to illegal dumping
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) recently released a report saying there are no harmful chemicals or bacteria in Narayanapuram and Keelkattalai lakes.
According to test results accessed by Express, neither bacteria nor chemicals were in excess to the prescribed limits.
TNPCB chairman Nasimuddin passed the orders on Wednesday late evening and power connection was cut in the early hours on Thursday.
The TNPCB has withheld information to an RTI applicant on Vedanta Limited’s Sterlite operations in Thoothukudi without giving proper justification.
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.
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.