Bridge across Cauvery to carry pipelines nearing completion

The Tiruchi Corporation is set to commence work on laying the pipelines across the Cauvery river, a crucial phase in the execution of new drinking water augmentation scheme for the city. Once the pumping mains are laid across the bridge, the corporation would be able to start pumping water from all the three collector wells of the Rs.221.42 crore drinking water supply augmentation scheme. The three collector wells for the new water scheme on the Coleroon river bed at Melur near Srirangam are ready already.

On the Kudankulam issue, Mr.Chidambaram said the decision to commission the plant was final and nobody could change it. As a democratic country, we have heard the voices of dissent, but agitations and debates cannot go on endlessly. Based on the reports of the expert committees, the Centre and the State government have decided to commission the plant. Though 2011-12 was a difficult year, the Centre has come out with a budget which seeks to achieve a growth rate of 7.6 per cent .

Introduces probiotic treatment to fight foul odour; urinating in open places to attract fine

62,500 hectares to be covered during samba, thaladi season

The Agriculture Department would adopt 84 villages in the district to promote the system of rice intensification (SRI) technique in paddy cultivation during the samba and thaladi seasons this year.

The PWD has taken up the project at a cost of Rs.40 crore

TIRUCHI: Renovation works on the Srirangam Nattu Vaical, a major irrigation channel which branches off from the Cauvery River and runs across the island town of Srirangam, are expected to be completed by June.

In a first comprehensive renovation of the Srirangam Nattu Vaical in several decades now, the Public Works Department has take