Minister assures steps to boost output at Bamini fertilizer plant
THANJAVUR: Minister for Cooperation Sellur K.Raju has said Rs.277 crore will be disbursed as crop loans by cooperative banks in Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts this year.

Till June 25, Rs.22.49 crore has been disbursed, the Minister said, at a review meeting held here on Sunday.

THANJAVUR: India would be affected severely due to climate change considering the high emission from industries, according to environment experts, said P.

Linking of rivers in India and proper use of the water would propel the development engine of the country, said D.Gangappa, Convenor of the Akhila Bharatha Jala Sangama Andolan and former collector of Thanjavur, here on Tuesday.

He told The Hindu that the Andolan has suggested that the Central government link the Ganga and Brahmaputra with the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh at Amarkanteswar.


Crops in 1,000 acres submerged, 15 villages cut off; `1,000 cr worth damage estimated in Thanjavur
FLOODS in the Vellar and wild stream caused by heavy rains for the past three days, have cut off transport to nearly 15 villages.

CHENNAI: A sea level rise by even one metre in 2050 will have a serious impact on infrastructure, wetlands and lands along the Tamil Nadu coast line, says a study by the Centre for Development Finance.

The report concentrated on the impact of sea level rise as a result of climate change and financial implications of sea level rise on existing and proposed infrastructure along the coast.

Tamil Nadu has a coastline that is 1,076 km long, and most of the vital installations and infrastructure, are located along the coast, not to mention the mangroves.

After taking on corporate giants for allegedly violating environmental laws, the ministry under the combative Jairam Ramesh has a new target: a controversial distillery unit owned by former Union Minister T R Baalu

THE Madras High Court has directed the secretary of Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi, to afford sufficient opportunities to all the parties concerned before arriving at any decision on the issue of establishing a distillery unit at Vadaseri village in Thanjavur district by the Kings India Chemicals Corporation Limited, owned by the kin of former Union Minister and DMK functionar


THANJAVUR: Bhakthavachalam Memorial Trust Krishi Vigyan Kendra (BMTKVK) at Sengipatti near here conducted a training programme for extension functionaries to create awareness about Coconut Leaf Beetle (Brontispa longissima), a new threat to coconut and other palms at the kendra recently.