Census of birds in Krishnagiri district was conducted by the Forest Department at the seven forest ranges in the district from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the second year in succession on Friday.

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today alloted Rs 150 crore for immediate relief measures and directed four Ministers to visit the districts which bore the brunt of cyclonic storm 'T

Seven years after the 2004 tsunami, with the coastal communities in Tamil Nadu yet to reconcile with its after-effects, another disaster is gradually unfolding. A massive relief and rehabilitation campaign, largely driven by private aid with the state playing a mere regulatory role, has opened up the coast for investment, making it a most attractive zone for a new kind of disaster capitalism with ultra mega industrial projects of ports, thermal power plants and petrochemical industries. An investment-led growth regime

To handle problems of alternating natural cycles such as rain, drought

Wetlands are important bird habitats and are also used by local people for their livelihoods. Study was undertaken to assess the status of the wetland birds in the selected wetlands by using total count method during January-March 2006. Forty two major wetlands were surveyed in four districts of Tamil Nadu namely Kanyakumari, Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.

Monitoring and Supervisory Committee appraises central schemes

Works to the tune of Rs.92.98 crore is being implemented under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme for the current fiscal here in the district. These include 2,314 works in all the 434 panchayats in the district. These were among the host of central schemes that came up for appraisal by the district Monitoring and Supervisory Committee, at the Collectorate recently.

London-based Hardy has been forced to stop crude oil production at its Cauvery basin block because the Oil Ministry has refused to extend a key contract in the field without competitive bidding, go

Illegal mining of silica-rich sand goes unabated in the interiors of Chettipulam village, allegedly under the gaze of revenue administration, here in Vedaranyam. At least 10 mining sites operate illegally in the village, which is one of the few isolated pockets rich of silica sand. Silica sand falls under the category of rare earth minerals, considered critical for high-end technologies, and its mining is subject to ancillary riders.

Sites for solid waste management programmes to be identified

Minister assures steps to boost output at Bamini fertilizer plant
THANJAVUR: Minister for Cooperation Sellur K.Raju has said Rs.277 crore will be disbursed as crop loans by cooperative banks in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts this year.

Till June 25, Rs.22.49 crore has been disbursed, the Minister said, at a review meeting held here on Sunday.