Govts have carried out court-mandated safety measures at the nuclear plant, it said

The Supreme Court on Thursday shrugged off the last objections from activists and people that the Central and Tamil Nadu governments had failed to carry out court-mandated safety measures to clear the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear power project.

Petitioner's advocate had alleged that the plant had been commissioned in grave disregard of the safety guidelines.

In a moral boost for the outgoing UPA-II, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition to stall commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu while expressing satisfaction at the government’s steps towards safety measures.

Dwindling storage level in dams and no sign of rains in the catchment areas has become a cause of worry for the Tirunelveli district administration.

Unit-II should also attain critical stage by 2014 end

In the last two years, wind mills of a mere 282 MW were commissioned

Is the end of Tamil Nadu’s wind power “growth story” in sight? In a State that witnessed an unprecedented growth in the sector of wind energy not long ago, capacity addition during the just-concluded financial year of 2013-2014 was marginal, with 107 megawatt (MW).

HC orders notice to Central Board of Irrigation and Power, Kerala Chief Secretary

The Madras High Court Bench here on Tuesday ordered notices to the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) and the Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala on a public interest litigation petition to revive Pampa-Achankovil-Vaipar Link Project (PAVLP), shelved by the Centre way back in 2006 following opposition from Kerala.

Fishermen from Idinthakarai, which is a 15-20-minute drive from Kudankulam, have been protesting against the plant for the past 960 days

Residents of Idinthakarai village in Tamil Nadu, who are opposed to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), have decided not to allow any party to campaign in their village.

“The cost of the Fukushima disaster has been conservatively estimated at $250 billion. The cap being placed by the Indian government on the nuclear power suppliers (in case of an accident) is `1,500 crore. It’s not even one is to 10,000 — if a nuclear disaster were to take place,” said Mr Bhushan, speaking on the need of stringent safety and unlimited nuclear liability at a press meet organised by Greenpeace.

Soil mulching being adopted for raising horticultural crops on 50 hectares in Tirunelveli district

Plasticulture, a new technology of soil mulching with polythene sheet that conserves soil and water, is being adopted for horticultural crops for the first time in the district, which has started experiencing adverse effects of monsoon failure for the fifth year in succession.

It has produced 69 crore units since inception in October 2013.