Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited (NOCL) is aiming to ready its petroleum refinery project in northeastern Tamil Nadu by this year-end, with an additional investment of Rs 12,000 crore.

After declaring 43 industrial areas in India as critically polluted and imposing a moratorium on their expansion, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is going easy on them. As many as 23 critically polluted areas have been removed from the moratorium list since last October on the basis of inadequate action plans submitted by the respective states.

CUDDALORE: Collector V. Amuthavalli has fixed a target of planting as many as two lakh saplings across the district before August 15.

She said this after planting a sapling at the Cuddalore headquarters government hospital here on Tuesday.


The Central Government is planning to set up five new power transmission lines with private sector participation at an estimated cost of Rs.6,485 crore (worth over $1.40 billion). These planned transmission lines would help power evacuation from the proposed coastal generation projects in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

CUDDALORE: The National Forest Policy has stipulated that 33 per cent of the total land mass should be forests, but Tamil Nadu has forest area of only 17 per cent, according to K.T. Pachamal, Forest Minister.

All efforts would be made to extend forest cover to the mandated level within five years, he said at an official function held at St.

Barnala lauds Indian Red Cross Society
CHENNAI: The State chapter of Indian Red Cross on Sunday launched a slew of hygiene-promoting programmes, including a napkin vending machine for adolescent girls and clinical laboratories in 32 district centres of the service organisation in the State.

Launching the projects, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, complimented the Rs.73-lakh solid waste managemen

CUDDALORE: Flood control measures at a total outlay of Rs. 600 crore are yet to take off in Cuddalore district.

The Assembly elections have stalled the tender procedures for assigning as many as 54 works in this regard, according to K.V. Elangeeran, president of the Vettuvaikkal and Naraikkal Eri Paasana Vivasayigal Sangam.

In a statement released here, Mr.

The Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal for setting up a Rs.5,907-crore lignite-based thermal power project by Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) in Tamil Nadu.

Dramatic reverses in Ariyalur and Cuddalore
Female literacy has improved in State
CHENNAI: While the overall child sex ratio has improved in Tamil Nadu, the dip in the boy-girl ratio in at least 14 districts, including Chennai, provides the demographic downside in the provisional population figures of the 2011 Census released on Friday.

According to the datasheet, the child sex ratio (CSR) in

SHASUN Chemicals in the SIPCOT industrial park in Cuddalore, from where a bromine gas leak earlier this week left hundreds of people gasping for breath, was functioning illegally as it did not have a valid consent from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to operate the plant. Getting the consent is mandatory under the Water and Air Act.