C. Jaishankar

RAMANATHAPURAM: The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust (GOMBRT) has decided to implement schemes for improving the economy of farmers along the coast of Ramanathapuram and Tuticorin districts.

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RAMANATHAPURAM: The Wildlife Warden of the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park S. Shenbagamoorthy has asked the managements of schools in coastal areas to take special interest to create awareness among students about the biodiversity of Gulf of Mannar.

C. Jaisankar

RAMANATHAPURAM: It is a dream come true for 33 members of various families of Vedhakaran Valasai near Thiruppullani in the district, as they are about to reap profits by cultivating groundnut and vegetables in their 10.5-acre land, which was barren for the past 30 years, thanks to community farming.

R. Sairam

MADURAI: T. Kallupatti, 50 km from here, may appear yet another sleepy small town in the State. But what is less known is that it is one of the four town panchayats identified for a pilot project for biomass power.

RAMANATHAPURAM district will soon find its place among the districts in Tamil Nadu, which generate power through windmills. Experts from Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) have conducted a survey along the coast of Rameswaram and Dhanuskodi during the past two years. They have installed wind monitors in three locations to calculate the velocity of wind. Following the assessment of the velocity of the winds along the coastal areas, the TNEB has decided to erect some windmill towers between Rameswaram and Dhanuskodi for power generation.

A survey was taken up to assess the quality of well waters in coastal taluks of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu. (2007)