The Human Rights Protection Centre (HRPC) here has alleged that illegal garnet quarrying is rampant in Tirunelveli district despite the order of the National Green Tribunal prohibiting quarrying.

Work on the construction of a canal linking three rivers to provide water to the parched regions of two districts has run aground for lack of funds.

The third and the fourth phase of work on the 73-km-long flood and stormwater channel, being dug to connect Tamirabharani – Karumaeniyar and Nambiyar rivers to take the perennial river’s surplus water to the dry regions of Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts, has come to a grinding halt due to non-availability of funds.

Net Present Value was not realised from user agencies in seven cases

Tamil Nadu has its share of adverse comment in the findings of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) relating to diversion of vast tracts of forest lands for development and industrial projects, mismanagement in realisation of Net Present Value (NPV) from user agencies and in managing compensatory and penal funds for afforestation.

Naturalists make a strong case for comprehensive study to save them from extinction

Equipped with unique evolutionary advantages, ground nesting birds used to survive against all odds. But now these bird species are under grave threat that has come in the form of shrinking of their habitation and predatory animals.


The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted permission to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) to run its first reactor at 50 per cent (500 MW) capacity and synchronisation of its genera

Officials from the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) and the Department of Geology and Mining have completed the physical survey of 17 major mineral quarries and five granite quarries,

With the 1,000 MWe (mega watt electrical) first unit of the Kudankulam nuclear project scheduled to be commissioned next month, a slugfest has erupted among the power-starved southern states to ens

When the petition came up before a Division Bench comprising Justices R Banumathi and T S Sivagnanam today, the Judges posted it for hearing by the first bench which was seized of matters relating

Demands initiation of an independent safety review

The Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) has demanded an immediate halt to the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear power project (KKNPP) and initiation of an independent safety review.