greener pastures: Collector C. Munianathan planting a sapling at the Collectorate premises as a part of the

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KAARAPIDAGAI: A public hearing on the proposed Thirukuvalai Thermal Power Station was abruptly called off amid public opposition on Friday.

The project envisages the setting up of a 1820 MW coal-based thermal power plant and a 150 MW thermal power station by the Tridem Group at Kaarapidagai and Vizhundhumaavadi at Keevazhur block in Nagapattinam.


About 1000 people gather at public hearing in Keezhaperumpallam village

NAGAPATTINAM: Of the total planned cultivable area of 1,10,300 hectare for Samba cultivation, about 63,634 hectare has been brought under Samba transplantation and 14,953 ha under direct sowing. Therefore, about 78,587 hectare have fallen under Samba crop. Additionally, about 25,647 ha have been brought under Thaladi crop cultivation.

District Human Development Reports also shows slight improvement in life expectancy
THE State Planning Commission on Wednesday released the District Human Development Reports (DHDRs), which show a marginal improvement in life expectancy and infant mortality rates. The study was conducted in five districts: Thiruvannamalai, Sivaganga, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Dindigul.

NAGAPATTINAM: To ensure water availability for samba cultivation in the tail-end areas in the delta region, monitoring committees would be formed under tahsildars.

This was decided at an emergency meeting of a special committee, chaired by A. Annadurai, District Revenue Officer, at the collectorate on Monday to ascertain the status of water availability in the tail-end areas.

WITH A MESSAGE: Members of an environment protection group taking out a march from Coimbatore on Monday to Poompuhar in Nagapattinam District as part of a campaign against pollution of water resources.

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People express strong opposition to the project at Maruthampallam

NAGAPATTINAM: A public hearing on a proposed 2x500 MW coal-based thermal power plant at Maruthampallam village in Sirkazhi taluk was postponed amid opposition to the project from the public gathered there on Tuesday evening.
Could affect 3 villages

NAGAPATTINAM: Voluntary organisations should play a crucial role in moulding mindsets towards sanitation and solid waste management, said Collector C. Munianathan at the Triple Ecosan Toilet festival at Kameshwaram village in Nagapattinam.

Nagapattinam district in Tamil Nadu has a coastline of 161 km.The Government of India through its Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Wetland and Wildlife Management Division funds various olive ridley conservation projects every year along this coast. A description of various activities carried out along the Nagapattinam coast is given.