TIRUCHI: Tamil Nadu is the most critically affected among the Southern States owing to over exploitation of ground water resource, observed D.S.C.Thambi, Regional Director, Central Ground Water Board, Chennai, here on Wednesday.

Of the 385 blocks, over 142 blocks were over-exploited in the State.

KULITHALAI: The successful solid and liquid waste management model practised in Kulithalai with the support of stakeholders and voluntary organisations could be replicated by civic bodies in Nepal, said the visiting Director General, Department of Water and Sewerage, Gajendra Kumar Thakur, here on Wednesday.

Speaking at the conclusion of a two-day exposure visit of the team led by him to Kulith

TIRUCHI: A large number of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadre, including women, participated in a day long fast in Thottiam town on Thursday to condemn the indiscriminate sand mining by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) members.

The fast was also to condemn the frequent traffic jams and accidents caused by the large number of lorries used for the transportation of the sand fr

TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi District Cauvery Delta Farmers Welfare Association has urged the government to take steps to clear of silt and widen all the 17 irrigation canals in the Tiruchi region so as to ensure that water for irrigation reached the tail-end areas.

The association also urged the government to take steps to build check-dams across the Cauvery River utilising the revenue generated throu

TIRUCHI: The Green Tiruchi Movement launched by Project Greenhands, the environmental branch of Isha Foundation, here on Saturday envisages planting of 1 lakh saplings in the district over a decade in keeping with the Foundation's initiative to restore to Tamil Nadu 33 per cent of green cover at the earliest.

Exposed, untreated excrement can kill by the million. One of the hardest-won UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is a 2015 target of halving the proportion of those without sustainable access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Even if achieved, the target would still leave some 500 million on the planet without this basic requirement for survival and dignity.

T E Narasimhan / Chennai September 21, 2010, 0:23 IST

A sizeable number of small and medium units in the leather industry in Tamil Nadu have closed shop.

Regulatory issues such as environmental standards and a lack of tax incentives has hit the tanning industry in the major districts of Dindigual and Tiruchy and other tanning hubs in Tamil Nadu.

According to industry sources, the number o

Village nurses and sanitary inspectors assigned to monitor

Health department launches a poster campaign to sensitise people to preventive measures
Hospitals told to report cases of A (H1N1) flu, dengue, malaria and filariasis to health officials

TIRUCHI: The Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has launched a surveillance to monitor incidence of water borne and other communi


Crop-based discrimination for free power supply should be dispensed with

R. Rajaram

12-km stretch along periphery of reserve forests to be wired