The farmers of Salem district have urged the State and Central governments to provide them ‘adequate’ compensation since they fear that farming activities would come to a standstill in their lands once the Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) completes the ambitious Kochin – Bangalore natural gas pipeline project.

Of the 310 kilometre-long underground pipeline that passes through the districts of Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem and Krishnagiri, as many as 70 km of pipeline traverses through 28 villages in Salem district, mainly through Sankagiri and Omalur taluks.

Corporates and citizens come together to segregate and recycle waste

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.

Several farmers here are up in arms against the proposed Gas Authority of India Ltd project to lay a pipeline from Kochi to Bangalore via Erode district for transporting gas.

Drive begins in Salem; continues in Namakkal. Three dyeing units in Salem were demolished by Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) and Revenue officials on Thursday.

TNPCB officials said that based on information that unauthorised units were functioning in Sevapet, Neikkarapatti and Uthama Solapuram, officials raided the units and found three winches in each unit.

The design proposed two parallel 1000 m3/day effluent treatment schemes to mitigate fluoride level and reduce sulphates and hardness.

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.

SALEM: The Salem district administration has undertaken an ambitious drive to make Yercaud free from plastics waste.

As a prelude to it, the administration in association with Lions Club International District 324 B2 had launched the plastics-free campaign at the foot hills by distributing pamphlets and handbills asking the people and tourists not to carry plastic bags to the hill station.


The Tamil Nadu Water Resources Department is concerned at the reported arrangements being made by the Karnataka government to draw the Cauvery water for a drinking water project at a point 30 km downstream the Hogenakkal falls but within Karnataka limits.

The drawal point is 25 km upstream the Stanley reservoir in Mettur.

So far, Karnataka officials have not formally conveyed their plan to t

SALEM: The Project Green Hands (PGH) of Isha Foundation launched its