At present, several sections under these laws invite imprisonment ranging from 3 months to 7 years along with a penalty of Rs 100,000.
They demanded that the State government and the local administration take necessary action and shut down the factories.
The officials do not even visit the site to take note of the situation,” said Mahesh, a resident of Mahadevapura.
Kathiravan was later taken to a primary health centre and given intravenous fluids before being taken home.
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.
Muthuraman sought directions to initiate legal action against the authorities of PWD and TNPCB for the human rights violation.
After noticing deformities in fried fish sold on the river’s bank, Nongthomba set out to find the cause.
As per the villagers the toxic waste got released after an ash pipe burst inside OPGC compound wall.
The court had issued orders on that day expecting the CMC to stop release of the untreated sewage into the river immediately.
Iron content has increased to 0.4mg/litre against the normal rate of 0.3mg/litre
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.
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.
According to the data shared by the minister, Uttar Pradesh has the most operational GPIs at 1,088, followed by Haryana at 600.
It may be just a cigarette butt, but indiscriminate dumping of it may lead to water contamination.
CPCB report says sewage, faecal contamination of State’s waterbodies could be very high, Poondi being the worst hit