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.

The Advisor to Government of India's Department of Science and Technology, G. J. Samathanam, has praised Tamil Nadu for giving a good rainwater harvesting model to rest of the country.

Let out by residents living along banks and even government agencies

Buckingham Canal is the most polluted of the three major waterways in the city with nearly 60 per cent of the estimated 55 million litres of untreated sewage being let into it daily, including by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

If all the 5.75 lakh cars registered in the city were to be parked on-street parallel to one another, the area that the vehicles occupy would be as much as seven per cent of Chennai. As existing regulations on parking are inadequate and the enforcement is lax, most of the vehicles in the city eat into precious space on the road.

It is viewed as a big step before declaring it as a tiger reserve

In a significant step towards protecting the varied wildlife and as the next big step to declare it a tiger reserve, the State Government has expanded the Sathyamangalam wildlife sanctuary to 1.41 lakh hectares.

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