Chennai Corpn seizes 21.67 tonnes of plastics in four days

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has seized 21.67 tonnes of single-use plastics between 31 December and 3 January. It also includes voluntarily handing over plastics by people. Continue Reading

Sterlite row: SC to hear TN plea against NGT order 8 Jan

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on 8 January, Tamilnadu’s appeal against the NGT order to reopen Vedanta Ltd’s Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin. Continue Reading

Plastic ban to be strictly implemented: Chennai Collector

“State government’s plastic ban will be strictly implemented from 1 January. So, I request all plastic manufacturers to start reducing production immediately,” said Chennai Collector A Shanmuga Sundram. Continue Reading

Air quality improved after Sterlite’s closure: TNPCB

The Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board submitted before a panel constituted by the National Green Tribunal here on Sunday that the ambient air quality has improved in the vicinity of the closed Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant in Tuticorin, which was contested by the firm. Continue Reading

TN parties urge NGT panel to endorse Sterlite’s closure

Tamilnadu parties, including the main opposition DMK, and also an anti-Sterlite body Friday urged a panel set up by the National Green Tribunal to recommend endorsing the state’s closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin. Continue Reading