Fire that broke out at the compost yard of the municipality at Sekkadi Jebamalaipuram near Srinivasapuram here on Sunday night brings into focus the need for improving solid waste management in the town.

Every day, about 110 tonnes of garbage are dumped at the compost yard. But they are not segregated into biodegradable and non-degradable waste. This has to be addressed as segregation will improve waste management.

People of Tiruvarur district on Wednesday appealed to GAIL India Ltd to take up onshore oil and gas exploration in Mannargudi and Thiruthuraipoondi blocks of the district without affecting the cultivable lands and their livelihood.

Speaking at a public hearing organised by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board for onshore oil and gas exploration (exploratory drilling) by GAIL India Ltd at Mannargudi, people said most of the farmers in the district are small and marginal farmers.

Bathing ghats remain dilapidated; mosquitoes find breeding ground

Though the temple town of Kumbakonam is blessed with the Cauvery, the glory of the river seems to be slowly dwindling with it being turned into a cesspool during summer and dumping yard for plastics and other wastes. Senior citizens feel that the river could be put into good recreational use by converting it into a boating paradise when it is in full flow.

P.M.Natarajan, Working Group member, Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, and a noted geologist, has welcomed the proposed Rs.1,560 crore-project to refurbish old tail-end sluices and con

Works to be completed within 27 months: Palani Manickam

The National Highways Department has sanctioned Rs.1,402 crore for laying four-lane on the national highway from Vikkiravandi to Thanjavur, said S. S. Palani Manickam, Union Minister of State for Finance, here on Friday.

Collector visits the completed revetment wall and ramp at Punavasal village

Flood prevention works taken up along the Kollidam river in Thanjavur district by the Public Works Department (PWD) are nearing completion. The works were started in October 2010. Out of the total works taken up at a cost of Rs. 106.22 crore, works to the tune of Rs. 93.34 crore have been finished so far. The rest will be completed before the end of March.

India ranks a dismal 134 among 187 countries in terms of human development index in the UNDP's latest Human Development Report. BEGGING ON A busy street in Mumbai.