80 per cent subsidy will be granted for farmers: Villupuram Collector

They are sandwiched between the Uppanar and Bay of Bengal

The Consumer Federation Tamil Nadu (CONFET) has appealed to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to arrange suitable compensation, as provided for under the Food Safety and Standards Act, to the family of A

Industries Minister opens additional class rooms

A bagasse-based cogeneration power unit of 15MW capacity will be set up at the Moongilthuraipattu Cooperative Sugar mill, according to P. Thangamani, State Industries Minister.

As many as 170 students of the NLC Girls’ Higher Secondary School in Neyveli Township fell sick immediately after taking mid-day meal on Thursday.

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in coordination with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been fine tuning the technology of extracting pigments from fly-as

Tamil Nadu is likely to get 617 MW of additional power from the Neyveli Lignite Corporation by March 2014, according to B. Surender Mohan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NLC.

He told a press conference here on Monday that from the NTPL project, a joint venture of the NLC and the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, being set up at Tuticorin, the State would get 387 MW and another 230 MW would come from the Thermal Power Station-II Expansion in Neyveli.

First unit of 500 MW likely to go on stream in December 2013

A consortium of banks has agreed to lend Rs. 937 crore for the 1,000-MW NTPL power project, a joint venture of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation and the Tamil Nadu Power Generation and Distribution Corporation. The project is coming up at Tuticorin. The agreement was signed by NLC Director (Finance) Rakesh Kumar and Bank of India Deputy General Manager (Mumbai) S. Gunasekar on the NLC premises on Monday.

Unprecedented level of deaths reported this season

It is a cause for concern that sea turtles or green turtles are facing extinction to an unprecedented level at the peak of the breeding season in Tamil Nadu. In the past two months several hundred carcasses of the adult green turtles have been found littered along the coastline in the State. That this endangered has found a place in the Red List speaks volumes about its inevitable role in preserving ecology, according to S. Murugan of the Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology of Annamalai University.

Claim that special package was not fully delivered

Cashew farmers of Cuddalore district affected by cyclone “Thane” are ruing their misfortune of crop losses even a year after the disaster. They say that the special package announced by the government to revive cashew crop on about 29,000 hectares is yet to be fully delivered. It is the contention of the farmers that only when the entire package is made available to them, they would be able to raise fresh crops. For instance, first they are offered monetary assistance for removing uprooted trees; then they are supplied VRI-3 hybrid saplings ( an early-ripening and high-yielding variety) to review cashew cultivation.