By R Haldorai WITH the Coimbatore Plastic Manufacturers and Merchants Association obtaining a stay in the High Court against the ban on the use of plastics, Coimbatore Corporation has stopped raiding shops, seizing and slapping fine on sellers and users for the past two weeks. The use of plastic carrybags has since increased in every nook and corner of the city. Many councillors, who were not aware of the stay, raised doubts blaming the corporation health wing officials for being inactive.

The Directorate of Open and Distance Learning of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, is currently offering twenty one certificate courses for the benefit of farmers, entrepreneurs and self-help groups. Course details

Ground water samples were collected from 18 wards of Coimbatore city south zone, among which 2 samples were collected from 2 different locations from each ward, totaling 36 samples.

A study of structural chromosomal aberration frequencies in peripheral blood lymphocytes was performed in a group of 20 professional drivers exposed to airborne pollutants and 20 matching controls. The subjects in the latter group were of the same sex (males) and of similar age as the exposed ones, and also had similar habits of smoking and alcohol.

COIMBATORE: K. Gopal Memorial Trust, one of the three charitable trusts of the C.R.I. Pumps, has constructed a biomass gasifier crematorium at Saravanampatti on the city's northern border.

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Constructed at Rs.2.20 crore to mark the 30 {+t} {+h} death anniversary of the company's founder K. Gopal, the crematorium is powered by renewable energy.