TIRUCHI: In an innovative attempt at improving sanitation and overcoming infrastructure constraints in railway stations, the Tiruchi Railway Division has taken up a pilot project to try out portable toilets.

TIRUCHI: The State Forest Commission held a consultative workshop with the stake holders here on Friday on various aspects connected with promoting sustainable forest management and ways to enhance tree cover.

TIRUCHI: A Rs.70-crore-integrated solid waste management programme has been planned for the Tiruchi Corporation and the Municipalities of Manapparai, Thuvakudi and Kulithalai.

A detailed project report (DPR) has been prepared by Community Consulting India Private Ltd, a consultant commissioned by the Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Ltd (TNUIFSL).

TIRUCHI: To solve the twin problems of rapid deterioration in the quality of drinking water and alarmingly high rate of decline in the per capita availability, a holistic and integrated sustainable sanitation approach was advocated by representatives from 20 states at the national level training program on ecological sanitation here on Tuesday.

TIRUCHI: The importance of efficient energy management by creating awareness among the student community was highlighted by the speakers at a seminar on

TIRUCHI: A huge volume of banned plastic cups and bags, below the thickness of 20 microns, was seized during a special drive conducted by the Corporation officials over the past two days in the city.

The Corporation has banned the use, sale and manufacture of plastic products below the thickness of 20 microns. The ban applies to plastic bags, cups/tumblers and plastic coated plates.

TIRUCHI: The need for scaling up of sustainable sanitation model to all parts of the country was stressed by Prakash Kumar, SEI-UNICEF Ecosan Consultant, New Delhi.

Excellent beginning

TIRUCHI: Town panchayats and other urban local bodies should take to ecological sanitation models in a big way to overcome their problems in solid and liquid waste management, said T. Soundiah, Collector, here on Wednesday.


Prevalence of kidney stone disease is common in Trichy city and even in adjacent areas. Middle-aged people are more vulnerable. Male are more vulnerable than the female. According to Saturation Index, all the groundwater sources in Trichy Town have the Crystallization (stone forming) tendency.