As much as 5,000 acres in this district would benefit by the micro-irrigation programme for which the government would give cent per cent subsidy, Collector Darez Ahmed said here on Thursday.

According to an official release, he was speaking at a meeting with farmers of Veppur panchayat union regarding farming operations, bank loan and adopting various agri-allied activities.

The government subsidy for constructing individual household toilets has been increased to Rs. 4,700 a unit and 2,488 beneficiaries would be sanctioned the subsidy in the district soon, said Collector Darez Ahmed.

Speaking at the valediction of a mass contact programme at Sirumathur here on Wednesday, Mr.Ahmed said about 672 beneficiaries in the village were being given Rs.1,000 as monthly assistance under the social security schemes of the government.

The Federation of Cuddalore District Farmers' Associations has appealed to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to put in place permanent flood control measures in Cuddalore district.

In a representation, Federation secretary Karmangudi S. Venkatesan said Cuddalore district, by virtue of its geographical location, was acting as a drainage point for rainwater run-off originating from the districts of Salem, Erode, Karur, Namakkal, Tiruchi, Ariyalur and Perambalur.

The municipalities in Tiruchi, Perambalur and Ariyalur district will implement solid waste management programme and ensure environment and ecology-friendly programmes, by recycling degradable waste

In an attempt to enhance green cover in the district, the Tiruchi Police have decided to plant 1,000 saplings on lands belonging to the department. The saplings would be planted in police stations, police quarters, Armed Reserve grounds and other police offices with a view to turning them as green premises.

Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited (NOCL) is aiming to ready its petroleum refinery project in northeastern Tamil Nadu by this year-end, with an additional investment of Rs 12,000 crore.

19 per cent increase than last year's; Rs.

Farmers in Perambalur district were provided Rs.25 crore crop loan through the primary agricultural co-operative societies during the current year, said Collector M.Vijayakumar, here on Thursday.

PERAMBALUR: Acquisition of land for the proposed 3,702-acre special economic zone (SEZ) in Perambalur district would be completed soon and 2,937 acres had been acquired and handed over to the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), said A.Raja, Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, here recently.

Talking to reporters after inspecting the construction of co

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has refused to interfere with the decision of the State government to acquire 16.5 acres in Naranamangalam village of Perambalur district for an expansion project of Madras Rubber Factory (MRF).

Justice K. Venkataramanan, in his order, stated there was no need for him to interfere as the land owners (petitioners) had not made out any case.

The petitioners, K.