Thoothukudi District

Policy matters this week

CWC allows preparation of DPR while TN objects to the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river

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News this week: 40% people in Delhi live in houses without sewerage, cyclone Leher passes off peacefully and farmers affected by erosion in Tripura sell land.

40% people in the National capital live in houses not connected to sewerage network

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15 Indian bird species listed as critically endangered by IUCN

Bird species, River Lapwing and River Tern, added to the list of near threatened species in the latest list of IUCN. The population of the two birds is expected to decline further owing to the human pressure on riverine ecosystems and dam construction

Policy matters this week - No more project clearance in critically polluted areas, Tamil Nadu government launches 'Amma' mineral water and Guwahati to get 24*7 water supply.

No environment clearance in eight critically polluted areas

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This presentation describes the work of Sterlite Industries (Vedanta group), in conserving water in its industrial processes at its Tuticorin and Silvassa plants.

The various initiatives taken up include modification in cooling water arrangement, condensate recovery for filter back washing, reuse of collected condensate water generated by anode casting, rainwater harvesting, conversion of gland packing pumps into mechanical seal, provision of electrolytic cell covers in refinery, control valve provision in storage tank steam line, installation of vacuum pump in rotary vacuum drier, modification for cathode washing, introducing special nozzles for washing, leaching process alteration for steam reduction, installing a 300 m

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A case study of Thangammalpuram village in coastal Tamil Nadu in resource management and community development.

Depending upon how you see it, in the geographical expanse of India a train journey could be anything that one would wish it to be ... ir could be a surveyor's way of reconnaissance or an anthropologists opportunity for a participative observation of the cultural mélange travelling along in the coach or a writer's opportunity to draw inspiration from the world around him.

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The company has a dedicated water manager with full fledged water management team, thus bringing a centrality to its efforts.

This presentation deals with the water conservation efforts of Sterlite Industries India Ltd in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. Apart from certain measures for reuse of process water, conversion to air cooling systems from water cooling ones and so on, what is interesting here is more the management structure for water conservation.

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