Project implemented at Rs. 3.97 lakh

More than 50,000 malaivembu seedlings were distributed to private farms

The Bt cotton crop standing on 13,000 hectares of land at several villages of Perambalur district has been affected by three distinct diseases, causing anxiety among farmers.

A team of scientists from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tiruchi, along with officials of the Agriculture Department inspected the cotton fields in various villages on Monday and evolved a strategy for saving the standing crop.

Trade and industry bodies of the region appeal to the Centre

Welcoming the decision of the State government to open the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) with immediate effect, the trade and industry bodies of the region have appealed to the Centre to allocate the entire quantum of power generated at the plant to the State to tide over the power crisis.

Industrial houses come forward to offer guards; free seedlings to be given against promise of proper upkeep

You can not miss the signboards propped up on medians at prominent localities in the city, flashing messages of planting trees, and urging residents to avoid using plastics. With going green being the new watchword, efforts in creating awareness of increasing green cover have paid off.