Farmers having cultivable lands irrigated by water from Karuppanadhi dam are a worried lot

Farmers having cultivable lands that are irrigated by the water from Karuppanadhi dam are the most worried lot as illegal sand mining is being reported in the dam area for the past several days.

In a bid to draw on alternative energy to trim its annual electricity bill.

The issue of alleged irregularities in mines of beach minerals came to the fore after former Tuticorin collector, Ashish Kumar, had conducted inspections at a private sand quarry.

The report stated the allegation made by the complainant was filed with a wrong motive, envy and vindictive and far away from the truth

The Indian Bureau of Mines, which works under the Ministry of Mines, said it had found no evidence in the alleged illegal mining of atomic minerals across Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts in Tamil Nadu by a private mining company.

The average power generated Oct 26 was 165 MW

For the second day in succession, the first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Sunday generated 188 MW power and increased its average out put as compared to the previous day.

KKNPP administration would establish an information centre shortly to dispelfears about nuclear reactors, radiations, etc.

Besides executing community development programmes in the villages around Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site, the KKNPP administration would establish an information centre shortly to dispel fears about nuclear reactor, radiation and other related issues, Site Director, KKNPP, R.S. Sundar has said.

Keen on sealing the agreement for two more nuclear reactors in Kudankulam during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Russia next week, India has suggested a way to quantify the insurance risk

Since the middle of August when the State government lifted the restrictions, about a dozen biomass power plants, which were till then meeting energy requirements of many HT consumers substantially, have scaled down their production drastically, as the demand has virtually vanished. Even though 20 per cent power cut is in force with effect from October 1

Officials have to be bribed to obtain consent, SHGs allege

Self-help groups (SHGs) involved in brick making, as well as artisans, complain that restrictions imposed by the department of mines to control illicit sand mining are crippling their trade, a charge denied by mining officials.

The Madras High Court bench here on Tuesday directed the Tuticorin police to file a counter-affidavit to a petition filed by the Human Rights Protection Centre (HRPC), Tuticorin district, seeking p