R. Krishnamoorthy

Open defecation, dumping of waste have caused hygiene problems

Bad condition: A view of Chettiyeri lake, which was a drinking water source for Ariyalur sometime ago.

ARIYALUR: Once the main source of drinking water for residents of Ariyalur town, the Chettiyeri lake is in a state of utter neglect.

Main pipeline getting damaged due to widening of roads

ARIYALUR: The Ariyalur municipality has warned that stern action would be taken against persons tapping drinking water illegally by using motors and by creating huge pits along the 28-km main water pipeline from the water pumping station at Tirumanur to Ariyalur.

For proper ecological maintenance, upkeep
ARIYALUR: A total of 25 village panchayats in the district have bagged the

PWD Minister Durai Murugan inspects the progress of works

GOOD PROGRESS: PWD Minister Durai Murugan, second from right, inspecting the progress of the flood control project works near Musiri on Wednesday.

TIRUCHI: Exnora International has expanded the reach of its environmental campaign and activities by starting its first branch at a village in Ariyalur district, with the support of Tiruchi District Exnora.

S. Ganesan

Work on protective structures along Cauvery, Coleroon begins

Strong effort: Work under way on building permanent protective structures along the right bank of the Cauvery at Vengur.

TIRUCHI: The construction of permanent protective structures along the Cauvery and Coleroon rivers has begun as part of the Rs.253.71-crore flood control project.

ARIYALUR: The proposed expansion of the limestone mining project by the Department of Mining in Perianagalur village in Ariyalur district would not affect the people as all precautionary steps would be taken to protect their safety and to prevent pollution, said Collector T.K.Ponnusamy, here on Tuesday.

Presiding over the meeting convened by the Departments of Mining and Environment to hear the