TNPCB notices to Villivakkam and Porur panchayats

CHENNAI, JULY 6. The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has issued show-cause notices to the Commissioners of the Villivakkam Panchayat Union and the Executive Officer of the Porur Town Panchayat for not taking necessary action to stop the indiscriminate discharge of sewage through tankers in their areas, ``polluting the land and causing nuisance to the residents in the vicinity''.

A TNPCB press release said the Porur Town Panchayat and Villivakkam Panchayat Union were contravening Section 25 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. They have been directed to show-cause within 15 days why action should not be taken against them.

A similar notice was issued to the Commissioner of the Alandur Municipality for contravention of the provisions of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000, by burning solid wastes at Pallikaranai on the Velachery-Tambaram road.

The garbage yard was not protected and the area was engulfed with smoke, which resulted in air pollution.

A show-cause notice was issued to the Commissioner of the St. Thomas Panchayat Union at Chitlapakkam, Kancheepuram District, for failing to prevent the dumping of garbage and other wastes, including plastics, generated within the Palavakkam Village Panchayat in the low-lying areas and ponds meant for water storage during the rainy season.