Thirumalairajanar river is being ravaged, exposing the village to vagaries of monsoon

At the stroke of dawn, tractors can be seen along the embankments of the Thirumalairajanar river at Polagam. Here, in Polagam panchayat of Thirumarugal union in Nagapattinam district, illegal mining of sand in the river reigns supreme. Each day, even before the sun ascends the horizon, the bed and banks of this tributary of the Cauvery is slowly and steadily ravaged, exposing the village to the vagaries of the monsoon, which is often accompanied by cyclone.

People's opposition to the setting up of a thermal power project by Sindhya Power at Perunthottam here in Sirkazhi would be represented to the State government. An assurance to this effect was given by Collector T.Munusamy here at the mass contact programme on Wednesday. Over 200 people had handed over their petitions opposing the proposal on the occasion.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has to strengthen the public hearing process and make it “meaningful” in the grant of environmental clearances for projects, according to the National

Ministry told to commission study of all proposed thermal power plants along coast

Suspending the environmental clearance (EC) given to the Chettinadu Power Corporation's 1200-MW power project in Tharangambadi taluk of Nagapattinam district, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to commission a Cumulative Impact Assessment study of all proposed thermal power plants along the district coastline here within one year.

New Delhi: Kerala’s tranquil stretches of emerald green backwaters and Mumbai are among several locales on the western and eastern coasts facing threat from the rising sea level due to climate chan

To refurbish old tail-end sluices and construct new ones

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.

Collector visits the completed revetment wall and ramp at Punavasal village

Flood prevention works taken up along the Kollidam river in Thanjavur district by the Public Works Department (PWD) are nearing completion. The works were started in October 2010. Out of the total works taken up at a cost of Rs. 106.22 crore, works to the tune of Rs. 93.34 crore have been finished so far. The rest will be completed before the end of March.

Sterlite Grid, L&T, Lanco Infratech, GMR Group, KEC in the race to bid. Power transmission firms are gearing up to bid for two much delayed transmission projects worth .

A two-phase pulse polio immunisation programme is scheduled to be carried out in the district in February and April.