Commission lab tests that show high hydrocarbon residue in soil, water

Taking into account a spectrum of issues and factors, the Expert Technical Committee, formed by the government to look into the matter of exploration and production of coal bed methane project of M

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Mathialagan Vs Union of India dated 05/02/2015 regarding order of the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Tamil Nadu dated 20.5.2013 by which the SEIAA has granted an approval of Environmental Clearance (E.C.) for the proposal of the 6th respondent, project proponent for extracting quarry sand (Savudu) deposited at survey Nos. 138/1B1, 138/2A, Thillaivilagam Village, Thiruthuraipoondi Taluk, Thiruvarur District .

The Centre should extend Rs. 1,000-crore aid to farmers of Tamil Nadu who have been facing an unprecedented drought in the wake of monsoon failure, P. Shanmugam, State general secretary, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, said.

He told reporters here on Monday that nine farmers in various parts of the State had committed suicide recently, owing to crop failure. The Chief Minister did not announce relief for their families. Each family should be compensated to the tune of Rs. 10 lakh, besides being provided government jobs.

The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday ordered for production of licences granted by the Collectors of Namakkal, Karur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam districts to the Public Works Department for quarrying sand along the stretches of rivers Cauvery, Amaravathi and Kollidam flowing through the six districts.

A Division Bench comprising Justice R. Banumathi and Justice G. . Akbar Ali passed the direction after it felt that the counter affidavits filed by the officials did not contain information sufficient for disposing of the case.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has introduced ‘Swarna Sub1', a flood resistant rice variety.

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.


To overcome problem in operating the equipment in wet land with heavy clay

breaking fresh ground:The improvised drum seeder being demonstrated in Tiruvarur on Wednesday.

R. Rajaram

In Tiruchi, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur

TIRUCHI: The Forest Department will plant eight lakh saplings in private lands in various forest divisions falling within the Tiruchi Circle under the Tree Cultivation in Private Lands Scheme (TCPL) in the current financial year with a view to enhancing tree cover outside forest areas.

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, a farmers