Project to come up at Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts, supporting infra to cost Rs 13,000cr

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the proposal of the Government of Tamil Nadu to set up a Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR). The region is expected to attract an investment of around Rs 92,160 crore. The project will come up at Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts in Tamil Nadu. It may be noted already the PCPIRs in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Orissa have got approvals.

The Federation of Cuddalore District Farmers' Associations has appealed to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to put in place permanent flood control measures in Cuddalore district.

In a representation, Federation secretary Karmangudi S. Venkatesan said Cuddalore district, by virtue of its geographical location, was acting as a drainage point for rainwater run-off originating from the districts of Salem, Erode, Karur, Namakkal, Tiruchi, Ariyalur and Perambalur.

It asks company to carry out a fresh cumulative assessment study

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), New Delhi, has suspended the environment clearance (EC) granted by Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for the proposed coal-based thermal power plant of IL& FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Ltd in Cuddalore district. The tribunal directed the company to carry out a cumulative assessment study afresh within a radius of 25 km from the project site and submit it to the MoEF for stipulating any additional conditions and safeguards required for the protection and preservation of the Pichavaram mangroves and marine environment.

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) suspended clearance to a 3,600 MW project of IL&FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Ltd in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, ordering a cumulative impact assessment be

West Bengal has the highest number of red category industries causing high pollution, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, while 43 industrial clusters have been identified as “critically pollut

CHENNAI: PWD Minister K V Ramalingam on Thursday said that as per the existing agreement, Karnataka could not construct a new dam across Thenpennai river without the consent of the Tamil Nadu Government.

Replying to an issue raised by the Congress, CPI and CPM in this regard in the State Assembly, the Minister said the Tamil Nadu Government had written to the Karnataka Government seeking an explanation for the reports about the new dam.

Drinking water schemes seeking to serve 44.36 lakh people in eight districts will be implemented at a cost of over 1,500 crore in 2012-13, Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development K.P.Munusamy told the Assembly on Monday.

Replying to the debate on the allocation for departments under him, the Minister said the schemes, to be implemented in Cuddalore, Villupuram, Pudukottai, Theni, Sivaganga, Coimbatore, Tirupur and Tirunelveli district, would benefit 8,134 habitations in five Municipal Corporations,

Many air pollutants emitted by industries are site specific. Methyl mercaptan is one such site specific air pollutant suspected in the neighbourhood of SIPCOT Industrial Estate, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.

Project management unit to have 4 separate wings

A separate mechanism has been created with headquarters in Cuddalore for monitoring and management of rehabilitation projects in cyclone ‘Thane' affected areas. K. Veera Raghava Rao, Additional Collector, took charge as Project Director (Thane Rehabilitation), in the presence of Collector Rajendra Ratnoo, on the new office premises located at Mariya Soosai Nagar on Friday.

Collector visits the completed revetment wall and ramp at Punavasal village

Flood prevention works taken up along the Kollidam river in Thanjavur district by the Public Works Department (PWD) are nearing completion. The works were started in October 2010. Out of the total works taken up at a cost of Rs. 106.22 crore, works to the tune of Rs. 93.34 crore have been finished so far. The rest will be completed before the end of March.