PERAMBALUR:The State government is giving priority to effective implementation of rural development schemes in Perambalur district and a sum of Rs.70 crore has been spent during 2009-10 for about 78,300 works through the District Rural Development Agency, said D. Napoleon, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.

K. Subramanian

Being implemented in Perambalur district with World Bank aid

PERAMBALUR: The Irrigated Agricultural Modernisation and Water Bodies Restoration and Management (IAMWARM) project now being implemented in Perambalur district with World Bank assistance will be completed by August this year.

R. Rajaram

In Tiruchi, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur

TIRUCHI: The Forest Department will plant eight lakh saplings in private lands in various forest divisions falling within the Tiruchi Circle under the Tree Cultivation in Private Lands Scheme (TCPL) in the current financial year with a view to enhancing tree cover outside forest areas.

Stone crusher units instructed to provide telescopic chute at the product unloading conveyor

PERAMBALUR: The Collector, M. Vijayakumar has urged the stone crusher units to comply with the air pollution control measures.

Stress on the inclusion of biocontrol agents

TIRUCHI: Farmers should adopt latest technology and integrated pest management (IPM) strategies in onion cultivation, said G.Kathiresan, Dean, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, here on Wednesday.

PERAMBALUR: Government is providing subsidy to farmers who are implementing rainwater harvesting system in their irrigation wells and recharging the groundwater table in Perambalur district, said M. Vijayakumar, Collector, here on Thursday.

Adding various components on to a farm and integrating them has helped small farmers in Tamil Nadu reap rich harvests. The bio intensive farm models promoted by the Department of Science and Technology and based on agro-ecosystem principles, have resulted in a sustainable farm production and livelihoods.

PERAMBALUR: The implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the progress of the works taken up under the programme in Perambalur district were reviewed by Col. Francis, a national-level monitoring officer, here on Wednesday.

We see several Pucca houses being constructed in place of dilapidated and tiled structures on both sides of the road as our car speeds past Siruvachhur, Sirkanpur, Nathakadu and Illupaikudi villages in the Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu. To describe the construction activity as feverish would be an understatement.

If the Buddhadeb govt in West Bengal has got itself into a political and economic mess over acquiring land for the Nano project, it may have done well to have taken a leaf out of the Karunanidhi govt