Prevailing parking rates in the city are among the lowest anywhere in the world. Car users are pampered so much that even hawkers pay double the amount to use street space. While hawkers pay Rs.100 a month as rent to the Corporation for using 20 sq. feet of public space, car owners using a parking slot every day shell out only around Rs.45 a month for the same space.

The extended Producer Responsibility principle, notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forest recently, places the onus on the producers for the entire lifecycle of the product. To comply, many mobile handset companies have started aggressively promoting their ‘payback' service that facilitates the exchange of mobile phones. But one ought to do with other e-waste that stays accumulated at home is a concern that still remains to be addressed.

It was alleged that dyeing units, which were facing effluent discharge problem in Tirupur, Erode and Pallipalayam had shifted their base to Dharmapuri district. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India thanked the Collector for her prompt action on its demand to remove illegal dyeing industries.

Farmers have raised apprehension over the drawing of water resources from Srivaikuntam Dam for industrial purposes here on Friday.
At a meeting convened at the Collectorate here to redress their grievances, the farmers claimed the suction of water by motors as “unfair” and “unjust”. The authorities should not ignore such activities in favour of industrial bodies, they said.

Illegal mining of silica-rich sand goes unabated in the interiors of Chettipulam village, allegedly under the gaze of revenue administration, here in Vedaranyam. At least 10 mining sites operate illegally in the village, which is one of the few isolated pockets rich of silica sand. Silica sand falls under the category of rare earth minerals, considered critical for high-end technologies, and its mining is subject to ancillary riders.

“I am proud to be part of a team that works towards minimising pollution levels and saving the earth for future generations,” says K.Thamilselvan, a field assistant of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB). He is part of the team of personnel involved in manning five stations as part of the Chennai Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme.

In a bid to address acute power shortage, the Tamil Nadu Government has decided to encourage the private sector to set up units in the state and as part of this, five private companies have “cleare

She recalled that the Tamil Nadu State Agricultural Council Bill, introduced in the House in June 2009, had become an Act. As per the sub-section three of the section 1, the law would come into force from the date to be decided by the government through a notification. The notification was not issued, she said, responding to observations of the Communist Party of India deputy leader, S. Gunasekaran, who described the Act as a black law.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday upheld a single judge's order setting aside land acquisition orders covering 35.48 acres at Kalappatty in Coimbatore (North) taluk on the national highway to Avinasi.

Nearly 7,000 fishermen, including over 3,000 women from 11 coastal hamlets in the district, observed a fast at Idinthakarai on Tuesday demanding the closure of the nuclear reactors under construction at Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project.