The Tamil Nadu government has issued orders to upgrade two of its cement plants with an investment of around Rs 515 crore.

Demand for freshwater fish caught at Mayanur increases

The blanket ban on deep sea fishing along in the State, to facilitate breeding, has jacked up inland and sea-fish prices in the district where people relish sea food delicacies. Karur being an industrial town has people from regions including the northern states. Not just during weekends but also during the week demand for meat and seafood is high.

Says agriculture has been affected severely because of the imposition of power cut. The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has called for the use of solar-powered farm pump sets to tide over the problem of power shortage in rural areas.

Stating that agriculture had been affected severely because of the imposition of power cut, the party, in its document on agriculture, stressed the need for tapping solar energy. Steps should be taken for the distribution of solar powered-farm pump sets at concessional rates.

Bench directs PWD to file a status report by April 24

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here seeking a direction to forbear the Public Works Department (PWD) and Collectors of Karur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts from quarrying sand along the stretches of rivers Cauvery and Kollidam.

To benefit habitations, schools, Adi Dravidar welfare hostels

Rural water supply schemes in the district have been expedited to benefit habitations, schools, Adi Dravidar welfare hostels, and anganwadis considering the need to provide safe potable water to those locations.

An individual from Valayapalayam in Aravakurichi Taluk of Karur district has filed a writ petition in the Madras High Court Bench here to quash a Government Order passed on December 31 sanctioning

The Madras High Court Bench here on Thursday ruled that there was no prohibition on the police to book sand smugglers on charges of ‘theft' under the Indian Penal Code as well as ‘illegal mining' u

TNPCB snaps power supply as they fail to comply with zero discharge norms

Ever since the implementation of zero discharge norms failed leading to closure over the past month, dying unit owners in the district have put all their efforts at stake to tide over the crisis. Now, they are engaged in talks with the textile manufacturers and exporters.

Ensure that civic solid waste is cleared expeditiously in urban and semi-urban areas during monsoon to prevent spread of communicable and infectious diseases, Monitoring Officer for monsoon preparedness in the district and Principal Secretary Apurva Verma told officials here on Friday.

An amount of Rs. 50 crore has been earmarked towards the implementation of a marine discharge project for treated effluents from dyeing and bleaching units, situated mostly in the western belt of the State.