Water pollution

Financial penalties to replace legal prosecution for green violations

At present, several sections under these laws invite imprisonment ranging from 3 months to 7 years along with a penalty of Rs 100,000.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Nadikudi residents say effluents making them sick

They demanded that the State government and the local administration take necessary action and shut down the  factories. 

published on : 23rd June 2022

Fish kill cases rise, KSPCB yet to act

The officials do not even visit the site to take note of the situation,” said Mahesh, a resident of Mahadevapura.

published on : 8th June 2022

Mayiladuthurai activist performs two-hour headstand by river to throw light on pollution

Kathiravan was later taken to a primary health centre and given intravenous fluids before being taken home.

published on : 27th May 2022

TN scheme to rejuvenate Cauvery, curb pollution awaits central fund

Vivasayigal Munnetra Kazhagam state general secretary K Balasubramani said farmers living in tail end of the river are struggling to continue agriculture due to water pollution.

published on : 21st 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

Microplastics in Cauvery affecting fish: IISc study

After noticing deformities in fried fish sold on the river’s bank, Nongthomba set out to find the cause.

published on : 12th April 2022

Jharsuguda: Ash pipeline bursts, toxic slurry pollutes village pond

As per the villagers the toxic waste got released after an ash pipe burst inside OPGC compound wall.  

published on : 10th April 2022

Water pollution: CMC passes the buck to Railways, Orissa HC issues notice

The court had issued orders on that day expecting the CMC to stop release of the untreated sewage into the river immediately.

published on : 5th April 2022

KWA flags high iron content in water from Aruvikkara plant

Iron content has increased to 0.4mg/litre against the normal rate of 0.3mg/litre

published on : 23rd March 2022

Garment printing units in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur add to pollution

A Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board official said the board, in 2021, issued a closure notice to 40 units in the district for violating norms.

published on : 10th February 2022

Long-billed vultures, eagles go missing from Kagaznagar forest

Two to three vultures were also spotted recently, but even they have reportedly migrated since their nests were heavily damaged and there was an absence of food. 

published on : 29th January 2022

2,180 Grossly Polluting Industries still operational in country: Government

According to the data shared by the minister, Uttar Pradesh has the most operational GPIs at 1,088, followed by Haryana at 600.

published on : 16th December 2021

VMC ties up with start-up for disposal of cigarette butts to curb water pollution

It may be just a cigarette butt, but indiscriminate dumping of it may lead to water contamination.

published on : 10th December 2021

Not so pure TN waterbodies seek immediate attention

CPCB report says sewage, faecal contamination of State’s waterbodies could be very high, Poondi being the worst hit

published on : 20th October 2021
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