The present work measures the concentration of different solid species of the trace elements Fe, Mn, Zn, Pb, Cu, Cr, Co and Ni in the surface sediments of Arasalar river estuary at different stations & seasons (2011-2012). Analysis of sediments for trace element concentration gives history of accumulation of metals in environments. Estuarine and marine sediments are very important accumulation site of metals in the coastal areas; therefore analyses of these metals are important to assess the degree of pollution in the marine environment.

Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has strongly condemned the ruling All India NR Congress for failing to get water from Cauvery River for the farmers of Karaikal which is considered as t

A Rs.1-lakh worth solar power system was commissioned at Arooran Manavar Illam, an orphanage in Tiruvarur, recently.

It is up to Puducherry government to resolve the issues: Narayanasamy

The East Coast Rail project was fraught with land acquisition issues and resolving them rested solely with the Puducherry government, said V.Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, Parliamentary Affairs, and Pensions, here at the flagging off of the Tiruchirappali-Nagore passenger extended up to Karaikal, on Monday.

The Government of Puducherry will soon come out with an industrial policy targeted at non-polluting industries, particularly IT and ITeS sectors.

Coastal zone is highly volatile ecosystem which is always in adjustments. Loss of shore line will cause severe impact on human life and as well as their properties. Remote sensing is a reliable technique to study the historical shoreline changes.

EVEN as Karaikal was on Thursday declared flood-affected, coastal Cuddalore reeled in the wake of cyclone Nisha

Shyam Ranganathan

KARAIKAL: Groundwater recharge and conservation of Cauvery water are important for the tail-end region of the delta. And the man-made lakes created by the Karaikal district administration serve both purposes, officials say.

Being close to sea, Karaikal does not have good groundwater supply due to seawater intrusion.

Agricultural production from the deltaic regions is the highest in countries like India. Study of groundwater quality, which is a function of physical and chemical parameters of the geological formations, is important as it will affect the agricultural production.