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April 14th, 2012
CM orders computerisation of Pollution Control Board

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) is planning to be computerised to issue approvals for private industries in the state.
TNPCB will take steps to develop software and acquire computers to issue approvals after scrutinising applications of private industries. The Board has allotted Rs. 50 lakh towards this decision after the Chief Minister ordered its computerisation.

The Board would also issue tablets with internet connection to all its engineers monitoring pollution levels in every district at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh.
Enhancing its infrastructure, TNPCB will have district offices in Thanjavur, Villupuram and Pudukkottai districts at a cost of Rs. 3.75 crore this fiscal and fill up 121 Assistant Engineers and 30 Environment Experts positions in 2012-13.