Cuddalore, 17 September 2008: TNPCB today ordered Aria Chemicals from engaging in any activity in their proposed plant site until they receive formal permissions to commence construction. This step was taken by the TNCPB after numerous community complaints of illegal construction at the site. Officials of the TNPCB visited the site on 11 September 2008 acting on a community complaint of 5 September 2008 and issued orders to the unit to stop all activities.
Commencing construction operations before obtaining requisite permissions is a trend in SIPCOT Area. It is one of the few instance when TNPCB has effectively curbed this illegality.