Nalini Ravichandran | ENS

CHEWING tobacco is no better than smoking when it comes to the ill health effects.
But a research done on 65,000 persons in the districts of Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram has revealed that more than 12 per cent of those studied, above the age group of 20, are into tobacco chewing regularly.

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, con

Sharadha Narayanan | ENS

Only seven of the total 13,702 tanks fenced; 4,695 yet to cross survery stage; 1,978 tenements on water bodies in Chennai alone
FIVE years after the Madras High Court ordered that all encroachments to water bodies in the State be cleared, the Public Works Department (PWD) is yet to begin eviction work in one-third of the tanks in Tamil Nadu.

The lorries were seized by the Revenue Department officials

KANCHEEPURAM: Show cause notices have been issued to the owners of 20 sand lorries seized by the District Revenue Department officials at Sathanancheri in Uthiramerur taluk.

According to official sources, the Uthiramerur tasildar, Kasthuri received a tip off that sand was being quarried illegally from river Palar at Sathanancheri, w

Plea seeks direction against encroachment in village

Government Pleader told to seek instructions, file counter affidavit

Dennis Selvan |

IN what is considered to be a `turf war' between State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd (Sipcot) and the sons of the soil for control of the precious turf itself, the lure of lucre is at its core in the industrial vicinity of Sriperumbudur.

It is a war for the control of about 500 acres of land.

Until 10 years ago, Alandur, a residential suburb of Chennai in the Kanchipuram district, famous for its ancient temples, had no underground sewerage. As in 80 per cent of the metropolitan area outside the city of Chennai, most households depended on septic tanks with soak pits.

Deepa H Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: The common biomedical waste facility functioning at Thenmelpakkam in Kancheepuram district is all set for an upgrade, with the Global Environment Fund, an international funding body under the United Nations Development Programme, agreeing to provide $2,58,000 for the project.

<p>While management of natural resources is crucial, micro finance is a catalyst for achieving sustainable agriculture. The experience of HIH shows how micro finance has played a supportive role in the ecological journey of a large number of farmers in Tamil Nadu.<br />

V. Venkatasubramanian

KANCHEEPURAM: Residents of Kancheepuram Municipality have started feeling the pinch of drinking water shortage with a sudden and steep reduction in daily water supply duration.

TAMIL Nadu is planning to increase the forest area in the State to 33 per cent and the State forest department has launched a slew of measures to attain the target, according to forest officials.