Infrastructure major GMR Infrastructure Ltd is planning to set up solar power plants with a total capacity of 75 MW in Tamil Nadu, industry sources told Business Line.

A high-level committee under the textiles ministry is meeting on August 24 to take stock of the prevailing situation in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu.

The National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) project was launched at Vadavathur village, Erumapatti block, Namakkal district recently.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the Tamil Nadu Government a week's time to submit its comments on the environment impact study by an institute on the Sterlite Industries' plant in Tamil Nadu.

CHENNAI: The drinking water supplied in several areas of Meenambakkam by the local Town Panchayat is discoloured and muddy. This has left the residents shocked, besides leaving them with too little water for everyday use.

CHENNAI: The residents of Avadi Municipality will soon be receiving drinking water to quench their thirst and a sewerage network to dispose off the waste water by November 2011, according to Metro Water Managing Director Dr K Gopal.  The water supply and underground sewerage scheme worth `261.89 crore which includes building eight overhead tanks, seven underground tanks, distribution of mainline for a length of 328 km and a pumping main for a length of 19 km will benefit 3.4 lakh people, said Gopal on Thursday.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, announced a mass cleaning programme in Chennai and its suburbs.

Industrial units are set to get some relief from power cut with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board to supply power to high tension consumers with power from wind energy generators at night.