PUDUKKOTTAI : Residents of Neduvasal have called off their 22-day protest against the proposed hydrocarbon extraction project in the village.

PUDUKKOTTAI: Tension prevailed at Neduvasal near Alangudi on Thursday when residents staged a protest following information that the Union government had allegedly given the green light for a hydro

Gamesa, a leading player in the renewable energy space, has secured a contract for setting up a 15 MW solar farm in Pudukottai district.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Ossie Fernandes Vs.The Union of India dated 29/09/2015 regarding Coastal Zone Management Plans with reference to the CRZ Notification, 2011 for the districts of Kanyakumari, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Pudukottai and Thirunelveli.

The Cauvery delta encompasses legendary farmlands for at least over the last 2300 years BP that had supported the growth of the famous Chola and Pandya kingdoms. The chrono-stratigraphic study from six sediment cores taken from the Cauvery basin indicates Holocene evolution of the present delta in response to past sea-level changes.

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Modified scheme benefits tenants and covers all food grain

Crop insurance scheme is being implemented as modified national agricultural insurance scheme in all the 13 blocks in Pudukottai district during 2013-14 based on the administrative sanction accorded by the Centre and approval by the State government.

The Madras High Court bench here ordered notice to the special district revenue officer (DRO) for land acquisition, Pudukottai, on a batch of four writ petitions filed by farmers from Kumaramangalam village, opposing the DRO’s proceedings to acquire their lands for laying a national highway.

In their writ petitions, the petitioners said that they were given land under the State government’s special scheme for the distribution of land to landless agricultural labourers in 2006.

BHEL’s Power Plant Piping Unit (PPPU) at Thirumayam in Pudukkottai district, which began trial production a year ago, has begun reaching out to the beneficiaries as part of its Corporate Social Res

Expressing protest against non-inclusion of Pudukottai district during the recent survey by a team of ministers in samba crop-affected districts, farmers staged a walk-out from farmers’ grievances day meeting here on Thursday.

As soon as C. Manoharan, Collector, came to the meeting hall and started explaining the recommendation by the district administration for certain relief package for the drought-prone zones, a group of farmers were up on their feet, lodging their protest and anguish.

The Centrally-sponsored ‘National Mission on Food Processing’ (NMFP) has been established jointly by the State government and Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries. The objective of the programme is decentralisation of implementation of schemes through participation by State governments.

In a press release issued here on Wednesday, C.Manoharan, Collector, said the NMFP would focus on food processing for enhancing farm productivity and farmer’s revenue. The State government would be facilitated in addressing both institutional and infrastructural gaps along the value chains. An efficient supply chain for farm produce would be created. It would also promote initiatives for skill development, training and entrepreneurship in post-harvest management and food processing industry. The food processing industry would be assisted to meet the standards in terms of food safety laws and market demand – both domestic and international.