S M Arun | ENS
Thoothukudi, July 8

WHILE the proposed Indo-Sri Lanka ferry service between Thoothukudi-Colombo and Rameswaram-Talaimannar was given increased importance in terms of business and tourism related activities, the environmental aspect had taken a backseat, according to marine biologists and environmentalists.

A host of organisations from Tamil Nadu's coastal districts, representing the fishing communities, and advocacy groups submitted a memorandum for the rights of fishermen to over 50 MLAs and leaders from 10 major political parties. The memorandum contained reservations over parts of the Coastal Regulation Zone Amendments, 2010.

Putting a virtual stop to the controversial Sethusamudram canal project, the Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to wait for a

J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: With the Centre seeking time for completion of the Environment Impact Analysis (EIA) on an alternative alignment for the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project without cutting across Adam's Bridge or Ramar Sethu, the Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred judgment till February 2011.

The Tamil Nadu Government on Friday resolved to be firm on the Mullaperiyar issue. Presenting Budget 2010-11 at the new Assembly Complex, State Finance Minister K Anbazhagan said his Government had filed an interlocutory petition before the Supreme Court.

EXPERTS from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Kochi have set up equipment off Kodiakarai coast to carry out environ- mental impact assessment (EIA) for a new alignment of the Sethusamudram Ship- ping Canal project.

RAMANATHAPURAM: Collector T.N. Hariharan on Thursday appealed to the fishermen to extend cooperation to the maritime scientists for undertaking studies for the Sethu Samudram Ship Channel project.

Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has been nominated by Union Ministry of Shipping to carry out environmental impact assessment (EIA) for new alignment of Sethu Samudram channel joining Southern tip of India and Northern tip of Sri Lanka.

Sharmistha Mukherjee / New Delhi January 5, 2010, 0:12 IST

The Ministry of Shipping is nearly doubling the initial cost estimates of the controversial Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, which aims to dredge a navigable channel through the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka.

THE Supreme Court on Monday posted to February 23, the case relating to Sethusamudram wherein Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy sought an alternate alignment for the project without affecting the revered Ramar Sethu.