J. Praveen Paul Joseph

Luxuriant: Gorgonids and Seagrass bed in Udangudi in coastal Manapad in Tuticorin district.

Tuticorin: There is a rich patch of coral reefs, gorgonian (sea fan) and seagrass beds in the south off Tuticorin coast, according to a study conducted by Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (SDMRI) here.

The study on physico chemical characteristics of estuary (Rajakkamangalam) water samples were collected in four sampling stations were studied in 2001.

Nagercoil: Kanyakumari is the only district where almost all forests are primeval, dense and worth mentioning. Various types of forests from luxuriant tropical wet evergreen forests to southern thorn scrub forests are there in Kanyakumari division because of diverse locality factors varying rainfall from 50 to 130 cm and elevations from sea level to 1,829 meters, said the Tourism Minister, N.

NAGERCOIL: The Department of Forest has decided to plant seven lakh saplings under Tamil Nadu Afforestation Programme with financial assistance from Japan, said the District Forest Officer, V. Sundarraju.

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MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench here has directed the Kanyakumari District Coastal Zone Management Authority to probe into allegations of constructions being put up within 100 m of the coast in Kanyakumari town panchayat.

Nagercoil: Kanyakumari Collector Rajendra Ratnoo conducted a surprise check in Primary Agriculture Co-operative Bank at Eraviputhur to verify the stock position of fertilizers and pesticides.

He told a gathering in front of the bank that there was adequate stock of fertilizer and pesticides in the godown. He appealed to them to make use of this opportunity.

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ERAYUMANTHURAI fishing hamlet, southernmost villagein Kanyakumari district is the worst affected by sea erosion and is in the danger of disappearing from the map.

Located between the Arabian Sea, AVM Canal and the perennial Thamirabarani River, Erayumanthurai is very vulnerable for sea erosion.

Pteidophytes do not form dominant vegetation anywhere on the earth surface now, but have been replaced by the seed bearing plants. Their occurrence in several small patches relays the message of richness. During the present study, 24 species of Pteridophytes were reinventoried from Vilavancode, Kalkulam and Thovalai sacred groves of Kanyakumari district, Southern Western Ghats.

The physico-chemical and bacteriological characteristics of ground water samples collected in Dharmapuram village, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu was assessed.