N.M. Samuel

The story of an anti-HIV/AIDS programme in Tamil Nadu's Namakkal district may hold many lessons for the health professional and policy-planner.

PMK founder S. Ramadoss and former Union Minister Anbumani Ramadoss along with party cadre staging a novel agitation in front of the Collectorate in Dharmapuri on Thursday.

DHARMAPURI: Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramadoss has urged the government to declare Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Namakkal and Vellore districts drought-prone.

Promoting conservation: NCC cadets taking out a cycle rally in Salem on Friday to create awareness on environment issues.

The neglected and underutilized crops chosen for this study included finger millet (Eleusine coracana), Italian or foxtail millet (Setaria italica) and little millet (Panicum sumatrense). Two locations where these crops have been traditionally under cultivation and intrinsically linked with food security, livelihood and cultural identity of local tribal communities, were chosen as target sites.

NAMAKKAL: The Kamalalayam tank, located near the historical Namakkal fort here, is once again turning into giant lavatory as the authorities concerned have failed to take up regular maintenance works.

The district administration had sanctioned liberal funds two years ago to improve the surroundings of the tank and planned to turn this water body into a tourist place.

NAMAKKAL: Over 7 lakh tree saplings were planted in different parts of Namakkal district till date as part of the massive sapling plantation project of the district administration, Collector U. Sagayam said.

They stage a novel protest wearing leaves

SALEM: Thamizhaga Adivasi Amaippugalin Kootamaippu (TAAK) has demanded the immediate implementation of the Forest Rights Act 2006 in Tamil Nadu.

To highlight this issue, they also staged a novel protest here on Tuesday wearing leaves.

The scheme insists on Participatory Rural Appraisal exercise

NAMAKKAL: To boost production under rainfed agriculture, 16 watersheds at an outlay of Rs 57.03 crore have been created in 9,505 hectares in Tiruchengode taluk in the district under the National Watershed Development Programme in Rainfed Areas (NWDPRA) of the Union government.

NAMAKKAL: The Namakkal district administration would initiate stern action, if the dyeing units that were closed for violation of rules, were found being operated once again.

Progress: Tourism and Culture Secretary V. Irai Anbu (second from right) inspecting the tourism development works in Kolli Hills in Namakkal district on Tuesday.

NAMAKKAL: Tourism and Culture Secretary V. Irai Anbu reviewed the progress of various tourism development works being carried out in the Kolli Hills here on Tuesday.