Farmers are opting for the real estate option due to poor agricultural conditions

Pushed by unsettling agricultural conditions and pulled by lucrative real estate deals, farmers across the famed and fertile Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu are selling their lands to real estate developers. In Amma Chatram, Marudhanallur, Tirunageswarm, Mathur, and in a host of other villages in Thanjavur and adjacent districts, farmlands are being converted to residential plots at a galloping rate.

Tamil Nadu, the most urbanised among the large States in India, has witnessed uneven urban growth.

In a meeting held on Tuesday, fishermen and environmentalists strongly opposed the government proposal to relocate 1,356 slum tenements and evict more than 3,000 hutments in Srinivasapuram to create a 15-acre park near Adyar Creek.

They also objected to the development of a 45-lakh square-feet commercial hub which includes theatres and hotels at Foreshore Estate.

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited has awarded the contract to Wilbur Smith Associates for preparing a feasibility report for the four circular bus corridors in Chennai and the detailed project report for the first leg of this Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), which starts from Adyar and extends up to Porur through Ramavaram.
One among three bidders