There appears to be no end in sight for the pollution problems created by the textile processing and tannery units for the beleaguered farming community in Erode district. The textile and leather processing units, which had avoided the discharge of untreated effluents following strict monitoring from the administration till a few weeks ago, are now enjoying a free rein. The local body poll has presented the much-needed opportunity for these units.

The areas have not received water for the last 20 days, they say
Drinking water shortage has become acute in many parts of the city and its peripheral areas.

The anti-nuclear activists, who suspended agitations staged against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) recently following an assurance given by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, have renewed their warning to the State and the Central governments saying that they would observe a token fast on October 9 if the ongoing works in the upcoming nuclear power project were not stopped altogether by October 7.

Sustainable development combined with a moderate lifestyle and widespread environmental awareness is needed to conserve what was left of India's forests and wildlife.

It has been launched on pilot basis to benefit farmers in Villupuram district
A mobile-enabled kisan card system to help the agricultural community engage in cashless transactions, especially with their input providers, was launched here on Sunday to benefit farmers in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu by Pallavan Grama Bank.

It will be implemented by Sulabh International in 150 houses

“It will take 18 months to construct the waste disposal plant”

The Puducherry Municipal Services Private Limited, which is entrusted with the task of garbage management in the town and suburban areas from January this year, has expressed optimism that the solid waste management rules will be implemented fully in the coming days.

Mangrove habitats along the coastal line of Tuticorin will be regenerated. More attention will be on conservation of mangroves, according to Shekar Kumar Niraj, Conservator of Forests, Virudhunagar circle.

Around 60 to 70 hectares of mangrove habitats would be restored in Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts. The forest officials would execute the exercise under mangrove regeneration scheme with Central Government's financial support.

Though the onset of northeast monsoon is still a month away, the water level at Poondi reservoir has already reached the brim. In a bid to stock resources, one of the shutters was opened on Thursday to transfer water to Cholavaram reservoir.

Chennai is witnessing the classical development versus environmental debate yet again as students, faculty and well wishers of the Pachayappa’s College are up in arms against the State Government’s proposal to raze the lush green campus and make way for a metro station in its vicinity. All this is happening at a time when global efforts are being taken to understand the economical value of ecosystem services provided by natural resources.

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