This analysis of NREGA in Tamil Nadu shows many positive aspects of the program. Finds that Provision of job within the village is very much encouraging and the villagers consider NREGA as a boon for improving rural livelihood. Also points out few shortcomings and has suggested few changes desired in the act for better performance.

V Gangadharan |

IN a welcome move, the farmers of Tiruvallur district will maintain lakes and tanks themselves for irrigation purposes henceforth. To facilitate this, water users associations (WUAs) have been for med for the first time in the district.

Panel of lawyers, social scientists, former bureaucrats conduct People

B. Kolappan

Tiruvallur: Over a hundred members of the Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) were arrested on Tuesday when they defied a ban and held a demonstration demanding an inquiry into alleged land-grabbing at Kaverirajapuram in Tiruvallur by politicians, officials and Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court P.D. Dinakaran.

N. Anand

Details will be announced in National Solar Mission

SOLAR POWER: Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, inaugurating WinWinD

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has said that no dumping of garbage on a 67-acre grazing land at Kuthambakkam in Tiruvallur district, about 40 km from here, will be permitted, until further orders.


They will prevent surplus water draining into sea

Water Resources Department officials inspect one of the recharge structures being built at the Thiruninravur tank.

K. Lakshmi


Indigenous Technical Knowledge evolved from the experiences of farmers found to possess practical utility in solving some of the farmer

Kalliammal is busy gathering harvested gingerly seed crops and piling them up in a heap and does not notice us as we enter the village. A quick glance around, will tell you that many of her neighbours are in a hurry as well. It