Coimbatore: Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam (TPDK) on Thursday said it will block the Kerala-bound trains and supplies of vegetables and all essential commodities to its neighbouring state if th

To link Siruvani distribution network with Pilloor network

To overcome any difficulty it may have on the water supply front in Summer 2013, the Coimbatore Corporation has initiated a few measures. Disclosing the details, Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy said that the civic body planned to link the Siruvani distribution network with the Pilloor distribution network at a few points in the city.

The recent showers in the catchment areas of Siruvani reservoir has brought an end to the city’s fear of an impending water scarcity, as the present storage will help in meeting drinking water needs of Coimbatore City and a number of way side habitations for the next two months.

After a delay leading to disappointment over South West Monsoon’s benefits for the city, a sharp spell of showers in July end helped in improving the storage considerably.

Area adjacent to Muthikulam and Siruvani forests

The Tribunal for Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands)- First Additional District Court has declared as evergreen forest 37.32 hectares of land claimed by a private party as cultivated area at Anakaranam Malavaram of Palakkayam village in the Mannarkad Forest Division . The scheduled property in survey number 2020\3 of Palakkayam village was notified as ecologically fragile land under the Kerala Forest (Vesting and Management of Ecologically Fragile Lands) Act, 2003 which came into effect on June 2, 2000

The Coimbatore Corporation Council on Monday resolved to ask the Chief Minister to sanction another water supply scheme for Coimbatore city. The resolution, proposed by Mayor S.M. Velusamy, said that it was difficult to meet the drinking water needs of the city and adjoining areas with water from the existing water supply schemes.

To enable supply of adequate water for residents of all wards in the city, there was a necessity for another water supply scheme, Pilloor III. Mr. Velusamy said that the Corporation was taking all possible efforts to address issues related to water shortage.

Members of various farmers associations, political parties, industrial associations and general public observed a fast here on Tuesday urging the Centre to prevent the Kerala Government’s move to construct a dam across Siruvani River in Attapadi.

Senior functionaries of various political parties including Erode MP A. Ganesamurthy and former Union Minister Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan took part in the protest which was led by Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam district president E. R. Kumarasamy.

A functionary of Hindu Makkal Katchi resorted to a novel protest in Chennimalai on Monday to oppose the Kerala government's move to construct a dam across River Siruvani at Attapadi.

State Public Relations Co-ordinator of the party T. Senthil Kumar performed angapradakshinam at the Chennimalai Murugan temple to express his protest as Kerala's move would affect the farming community in Erode, Tirupur and Coimbatore districts. Siruvani was one of the tributaries of River Bhavani, which was the primary source of water for irrigation in Erode district.

Minister for Forests and Environment inaugurates camp for kumki elephants

State Government will initiate measures to end man-animal conflict and Rs. 44 crore will be spent for the purpose over the next four years, said K.T. Pachamal, Minister for Forests and Environment on Wednesday. He was inaugurating a camp for two kumki elephants at Chadivayal at the foot hills of Siruvani.

Residents of various colonies staged a protest fast on Tuesday in front of the Thudialur bus stand protesting against the proposed land acquisition for the Western Bypass Road from Madukkarai to Thudialur.

The proposed road from Madukkarai cutting across Siruvani Road, Marudhamalai Road and Thadagam Road to join Mettuppalayam Road is expected to ease congestion within the city. The proposed project at Rs. 284 crore passes through areas such as Kovaipudur, Somayampalayam, Pannimadai and the latest alignment proposed is likely to damage houses, apartments and lands.

The proposed construction of a dam across Siruvani River in Attapady Valley in Kerala will have an impact on Tamil Nadu with regard to irrigation, drinking water supply and hydropower generation, i