Designated officer, 22 food safety officers appointed for district

Traders engaged in food business in the district were oriented to the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 here on Thursday. Chairing the meeting, Collector Jayashree Muralidharan pointed out that the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 had come into force across the country from August 5, 2011 and it was essential that all traders engaged in food business conformed to the provisions of the Act.

Bench directs PWD to file a status report by April 24

A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here seeking a direction to forbear the Public Works Department (PWD) and Collectors of Karur, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam and Tiruvarur districts from quarrying sand along the stretches of rivers Cauvery and Kollidam.

The Tiruchi District Consumer Movement urged the Centre to allot the entire quantum of power generated in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) to the State considering the abysmal power scenario in the State.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at a meeting to celebrate the International Women's Day, Consumer Day and the memorial day of Muthuvelan, founder of the Movement, held here recently. J.Selvaraj, president, presided over the meet.

Unable to take up mechanisation due to water, power shortage'

Expressing concern over the “bleak prospects” for agriculture sector on account of various factors, the Tiruchi District Cauvery Delta Farmers Welfare Association has appealed to the government to amend the Land Ceiling Act and encourage cooperative and corporate farming in the State.

Industrial houses come forward to offer guards; free seedlings to be given against promise of proper upkeep

You can not miss the signboards propped up on medians at prominent localities in the city, flashing messages of planting trees, and urging residents to avoid using plastics. With going green being the new watchword, efforts in creating awareness of increasing green cover have paid off.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi Complex, achieved a major milestone on Friday with the despatch of the first set of headers for the 2x800 MW power project at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

A.V. Krishnan, Executive Director, flagged off the first set from BHEL's High Pressure Boiler Plant here.

Best efficiency of power plants could be achieved only through placing orders for spares with original equipment manufacturers, A.V.Krishnan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchi, said.

Speaking at a customer meet organised by the Spares and Services Business Groups of BHEL's New Delhi, Tiruchi, and Ranipet units at Chennai recently, he assured efficiency of spares supplied by BHEL.

The Federation of Consumer and Service Organisations has appealed to Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) to take steps to check pollution in the Uyyakondan river.

Airport Advisory Committee suggests giving compensation to farmers

In an effort to enhance green cover, Forest Department would embark on the task of planting seedlings of various fast growing tree species outside forest areas in the district.

The seedlings would be planted in government offices and institutions, industrial premises, private education institutions and along roadsides.