This analysis of NREGA in Tamil Nadu shows many positive aspects of the program. Finds that Provision of job within the village is very much encouraging and the villagers consider NREGA as a boon for improving rural livelihood. Also points out few shortcomings and has suggested few changes desired in the act for better performance.

Exnora comes out with a new concept

DINDIGUL: Five lakh tree saplings would be planted in the district next year to regenerate endangered tree species such as Portia tree (poovarasu) which was vanishing from these parts rapidly, said Collector M. Vallalar.

DINDIGUL: The idea of interlinking all tanks has been gaining momentum as the district administration has identified four villages, Ulliakottai, R. Kombai, Vadugambadi and Mallapuram, in Gujiliamparai union, one of the grey areas in the district, to implement it as a pilot project.

DINDIGUL: For the first time, 2.5 lakh saplings were planted in different parts of the district in a single day, thanks to participation of community and voluntary organisations.

Stern action will be initiated against erring officials

DISCUSSION: Farmers at the grievance day meeting in Dindigul on Friday.

DINDIGUL: Stern action will be initiated against officials who failed to display a list of hybrid plant saplings at the agriculture extension centres.

They stage a novel protest wearing leaves

SALEM: Thamizhaga Adivasi Amaippugalin Kootamaippu (TAAK) has demanded the immediate implementation of the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Tamil Nadu.

To highlight this issue, they also staged a novel protest here on Tuesday wearing leaves.

DEMAND: Tribal people staging a demonstration in Dindigul on Monday.

DINDIGUL: Tribals from different villages on the Kodaikanal hill on Monday organised a demonstration here on Monday to flay a move to displace them from their land by Forest Department officials. They appealed to the government to implement the Forest Rights Act and redraw tribal areas.

District Human Development Reports also shows slight improvement in life expectancy
THE State Planning Commission on Wednesday released the District Human Development Reports (DHDRs), which show a marginal improvement in life expectancy and infant mortality rates. The study was conducted in five districts: Thiruvannamalai, Sivaganga, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Dindigul.

Equal importance given to improve road connectivity: Collector

Efforts on for filling up teacher posts in schools particularly in hilly regions

Basic amenities to be improved at government schools especially in villages

K. Raju

As man encroaches forest land, elephants and Indian gaurs left with no choice

AT LOGGERHEADS: Two from a herd of Indian Gaurs grazing off the road at the foothills of Sirumalai in Dindigul district.