S. Annamalai

MADURAI: Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) plans to extend the use of waste plastic in cement processing to more districts in February. At present, the

A three-dimensional mathematical model to simulate regional groundwater flow was used in the coastal area of Kanyakumari district in South Tamil Nadu. The study area is characterized by heavy rainfall, less extraction of groundwater for agricultural, industrial and drinking water supplies.

More than 400 college and school students participate in training programme

Nagercoil: The district administration has selected six wards of Nagercoil Municipality for the implementation of collecting and sending non-degradable plastic waste from Kanyakumari district to India Cements in Tirunelveli district as fuel, said the Collector, Rajendra Ratnoo.
India Cements

ON December 26, 2004, giant waves lashed coastal India and left behind a trail of death and destruction. It also left behind lessons in resilience for many. The tsunami anniversary kindles memories of loss and offers, for the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that helped the victims in their trying times, an opportunity for introspection.

Sumana Narayanan inadvertently walks the thin line between a curio and wildlife contraband.

Nagercoil: A seminar on the status of tanks was convened here by environmentalists attached to various non-governmental organisations on Saturday.

Most of the tanks of Kanyakumari district were full of weeds which reduced their capacity and promoted evaporation of water resources of Kanyakumari district intended for irrigation and drinking water purposes.

Remotely sensed data can provide useful information in understanding the distribution of groundwater, an important source of water supply throughout the world. In the present study, the modern geomatic technologies, namely remote sensing and GIS were used in the identification of groundwater potential zones in the Kanyakumari and Nambiyar basins of Tamil Nadu in India.

T. Ramakrishnan

CHENNAI: A scheme meant to benefit farmers in setting up groundwater recharge structures has hit a roadblock.

V Gangadharan | ENS

IN keeping with the provisions of the Schedule Tribes and Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, the State forest department is in the process of finalising a report on the Critical Wildlife Habitats (CWH) in Tamil Nadu.

The study was carried out to evaluate radioactive concentration
in food crops grown in naturally highbackground radiation areas in southwest India. Seventeen varieties of food crops were collected from different parts of Kanyakumari district. The gross alpha and beta activities of the collected samples were measured using alpha scintillation counter and low beta
counter respectively.