1.60 lakh children to be given the drops in Pudukottai

NAGAPATTINAM: About 1.44 lakh children, below the age of five, in the district would be given polio drops during the Pulse Polio campaign to be held on December 21 and February 1.

CHENNAI: The CPI (M) on Tuesday made a strong case for effective implementation of the rainwater harvesting programme, a mega plan to desilt hundreds of lakes, including the Veeranam lake in Cuddalore, and drainage systems for Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Thiruvarur districts to prevent floods.

Usually we sees at least 5,000 outpatient cases daily but on Wednesday there have been less than 2,000, said a senior official at Kilpauk Hospital
NORMAL life was thrown out of gear on Wednesday as the city went under a thick sheet of water following torrential rains, as cyclone

NAGAPATTINAM: Private initiatives in organic farming are the only option as the establishment was not yet sold on the wisdom of avoiding chemicals in agriculture, organic farmers opined at a meeting held here recently.

Yogesh Kabirdoss, Chennai: GLOBAL Positioning System (GPS) has come handy to study the movement of migratory birds in the State.
Come December, the field station of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) Mission, an NGO, which is engaged in natural conservation at Kodiakkkadu in Nagapatinam district, will start monitoring the movement of migratory birds using GPS.

Shyam Ranganathan, BREADWINNERS: NREGS has come as a boon to labourers, especially women.

NAGAPATTINAM: With samba planting almost over in the district, villagers are turning back to the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) for income.

The hydrogeological environment in the Nagapattinam district has been subjected to pollution considerably. The eastern part of the district being tail end of the canal system, and due to inferior quality of ground water, the agricultural prosperity in the eastern part attained a set back. The agricultural lands are brought under aquaculture use.

NAGAPATTINAM: A total of 96 villages in the district have received the Nirmal Gram Puraskar award for 2007-2008, Collector M. Jayaraman said in a press release on Thursday.


FOREST MOVE: Teak trees planted along the banks of the Uyyakondan river in Tiruchi. Similar exercise will be undertaken on private lands.

PROMOTING AWARENESS: School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu receiving the first copy of