NAGAPATTINAM: The authorities of the famous Velankanni church (Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Health) on Tuesday launched a solid waste management project at a cost of Rs. 1 crore in the campus to maintain hygiene and public health as lakhs of pilgrims from various parts of the country visit the church throughout the year.

NAGAPATTINAM: Several rural development works including creation and deepening of tanks and ponds, desilting of irrigation channels and laying of mud roads are in full swing in Nagapattinam district under the National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) scheme and nearly Rs.61 crore had so far been disbursed as wages to the workers for 2008-09, said Collector M. Jayaraman on Friday.

R Venkatramani

NAGAPATTINAM: Hundreds of rare species of conches, kept in 191 gunny bags for smuggling, were seized by the Forest Department officials at Nagapattinam on Saturday.

The officials are on the look out for the persons who were allegedly involved in the smuggling attempt.

NAGAPATTINAM: Procurement of samba paddy by the Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies Corporation (TNCSC) in the Cauvery delta region of Nagapattinam district has exceeded the target on Friday by purchasing 2.14 lakh tonnes against the target of two lakh tonnes.

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.

NAGAPATTINAM: The increase in demand of fish and fishery products could be met only by increasing the production through aquaculture and the global demand has been growing steadily, said Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jairam Ramesh on Sunday.

Rs. 100 crore allotted

NAGAPATTINAM: Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board is constructing 527 permanent houses at a cost of Rs.13.19 crore for tsunami-hit people of Keechankuppam coastal hamlet near here and it would be completed by end of March, said M.Jayaraman, Collector, here on Wednesday.

Four years after the 2004 tsunami, a look at the reconstruction and rehabilitation work that has been carried out.

Permanent houses for tsunami victims built by the Development Promotion Group (DPG), a Chennai-based NGO, at Vanavanmahadevi village in Nagapattinam district.


People of Pillaiperumalnallur near Porayar in Nagapattinam district laid siege to a private oil exploration company on Monday in protest against the failure of the company management to keep to its promise to the locals in a land deal, leading to the arrest of about 75 of them.