TIRUCHI: The Tiruchirapalli District Exnora has expressed anguish and concern over the indiscriminate cutting of age-old trees in the city as part of the encroachment-eviction drive and widening of roads to ease congestion.

FIVE persons, two at Yervadi in Tirunelveli district and three at Musiri in Tiruchi distrcit, died of of diarrhoea on Thursday.

At T Pettai Union of Musiri taluk, three persons, including a 18-month-old baby, died and more than a hundred villagers took ill following symptoms of diarrhoea in T Pettai Union of Musiri taluk on Thursday.

Not potable:C. Masilamani, district secretary, Tamil Nadu Vivasayigal Sangam, showing a bottle containing polluted water at the farmers' grievance day meeting in Tiruchi on Friday.

TIRUCHI: Collector T. Soundiah directed the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board officials to check pollution of water supplied through the Uyyakondan channel for irrigation.

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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.

For equitable distribution:The Assistant Vice-President of Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited Rajendran (third from left) and Corporation Commissioner T.T. Balsamy (left) inspecting the drinking water augmentation project at Melur in Tiruchi.

BRIDGING DIVIDE: C.K. Ranganathan, Chairman, CII, Tamil Nadu, speaking at a panel discussion on


The disposal method was successful in Coimbatore Corporation

Health hazard:Mounds of solid waste at the garbage dump at Ariyamangalam in Tiruchi.

TIRUCHI: The Tiruchi Corporation has decided to go in for

TIRUCHI: The Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute (AEC and RI), Kumulur of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University organised a five-day national training programme on pre and post harvest management techniques for seed quality assurance recently.

TIRUCHI: All village panchayats in the district should start the works sanctioned under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme within a week, Collector T. Soundiah has said.

TIRUCHI: An estimated 21.67 lakh people in Tiruchi district were targeted for coverage under a mass drug administration programme on February 28 as part of the lymphatic filariasis control measure.