A considerable increase in the number of direct sighting of tigers was recorded in the eight-day tiger population estimation taken up in four tiger reserves in the State.

According to wildlife authorities in Aanamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) in Pollachi, three tigers were directly sighted and a similar number was reported in the newly formed Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR) in Erode also.

The process of land acquisition for 20.5 km in six revenue villages along the Podanur – Pollachi section was derailing the pace of gauge conversion works, railway officials said.

Senior officials from the Construction Wing of Southern Railway, Chennai, led by Chief Administrative Officer K. Vijayakumar inspected the ongoing works from Podanur to Pollachi.

COIMBATORE: A day after four lorry loads of medical and municipal wastes brought from the Kerala were seized near Pollachi, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) took up the issue with its counterpart in the neighbouring State.

“Immediately on learning about the dumping of biomedical wastes from Kerala in farmlands at Chemmanampathi near Pollachi, I instructed the TNPCB Chairman to write a letter to the Kerala PCB asking them to take proper steps to prevent such instances

The fourth phase of the intensive ‘Tiger Monitoring Programme,' envisaged by the Tiger Task Force of the Union Government, began at the Kalakkad - Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) in Tirunelveli on Friday.

Giving details about the programme H. Malleshappa, Chief Conservator of Forests and Field Director, KMTR told The Hindu that the work on three phases had been completed. In the fourth phase, the setting up of 100 cameras in every four sq.km. area had begun.

Three trained and tamed kumki elephants of the Tamil Nadu Forest Department camp at Kozhikamudhi in Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR)

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Expect a 15 per cent jump in tiger populationFOREST officials hope for a substantial increase in the tiger population in Tamil Nadu during the synchronised wildlife census exercise that is scheduled to begin towards the end of this month.

Pollachi: Minister for Forests N. Selvaraj on Tuesday told journalists that for enhanced vigil and administrative efficiency, the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve would be bifurcated.

Focus on blanket sellers from UP and MP
Villagers asked to report movement of strangers
Monsoon patrolling begun in the forests
COIMBATORE: The Department of Forests is carrying out to a drive to check offences in the Pollachi forests.

Pollachi: Residents and farmers of Mappillai Goundenpudur near Pollachi staged a demonstration in the village in protest against pollution caused by an industrial unit.

The demonstrators led by M.S. Gnana Janarthan, representative and co-ordinator of the struggle committee, said that activated carbon manufacturing unit located in the village was causing air and water pollution.

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Pollachi: A training programme on Solid Waste Management for the presidents of village panchayats was organised at Pollachi Municipality recently

A release from the Municipal Commissioner, K.R. Selvaraj said that solid waste management scheme was being implemented successfully in Pollachi and a ban has been imposed on use of plastics below 20 microns.