MELAPERUMPALLAM (Nagapattinam): Strong opposition, en masse walk-out condemning partisanship, and censure of media in the presence of over 500 police personnel marked the public hearing for the proposed 2X660 MW thermal power project at Thalaiudayarar Koilpati village near Thalachangdu here on Thursday


Says a report released by the Forest Survey of India

CHENNAI: There has been a marginal increase in the forest cover in the State, according to a report released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) recently.

The set-up is straight out of a sci-fi movie. But its applications are for real disasters. Taking a cue from the tsunami that hit the Indian shores on December 26, 2004, the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) virtually mapped Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu to study levels of inundation in the area for future use in case of natural disasters.

NAGAPATTINAM: Organic farming is the way forward to battle the nature-induced and human-made vagaries of the tail-end of the Delta. This was reiterated at a one-day seminar on organic farming organised jointly by the Department of Agricuture and Krishi Vigyan Kendra at its premises here at Sikkal recently.

Vegetated coastal ecosystems provide goods and services to billions of people. In the aftermath of a series of recent natural disasters, including the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and Cyclone Nargis, coastal vegetation has been widely promoted for the purpose of reducing the impact of large storm surges and tsunami.

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RAMANATHAPURAM: The Forest Department on Sunday launched its first ever synchronised bird census in all 12 bird sanctuaries in the State.

Bank conceives a loan component for vermicomposting

NAGAPATTINAM: The Indian Overseas Bank has conceived a loan component for vermicomposting to provide for sustainable agriculture at the tail-end areas.

The scheme envisages a loan component of upto Rs.5 lakh towards project cost.

ON December 26, 2004, giant waves lashed coastal India and left behind a trail of death and destruction. It also left behind lessons in resilience for many. The tsunami anniversary kindles memories of loss and offers, for the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that helped the victims in their trying times, an opportunity for introspection.

NAGAPATTINAM: Farmers complained of pest-infected fields and water logged conditions at the monthly farmers

NAGAPATTINAM: Cauvery Farmers