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.

The Meenavar Viduthalai Iyakkam and Tamizhar Kazahagam outfits, based in Tuticorin district, have submitted a petition to the Kanyakumari Collector seeking a ban on beach sand mining in the distric

Members of the Fishermen United Front, Tuticorin, have sought a CBI enquiry into the illegal beach sand mining and forwarded a memorandum to Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and the CBI Zonal


‘NLC poised to substantially increase power generation capacity’

The first unit of the 1,000-MW Tuticorin thermal power project (2x500 MW), now under construction, is likely to be commissioned in December 2013 and the second unit by March 2014.

Sterlite Industries (India) jumped 5.18% to Rs 80.25 at 12:14 IST on BSE after the company said that the National Green Tribunal upheld its interim order of 31 May 2013 and allowed the company's Tu

Special teams led by Revenue Secretary Gagandeep Singh Bedi on Monday began inspection of mining lease areas along the coastline.

Speaking to mediapersons before the inspection, Mr. Bedi said six teams would be deployed at six different locations across the Tuticorin district.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had constituted special teams recently in the wake of violations in beach mining after former Tuticorin Collector Ashish Kumar launched a crackdown on illegal activities on August 6.

Rejecting Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board's contention about gas emissions from Sterlite's copper smelting plant in Tuticorin, the National Green Tribunal on Thursday allowed the company to cont

The factory was asked to close in end-March by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board

Sterlite’s copper smelter factory at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu is allowed to carry on production, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) said on Thursday, in continuation of its interim order of last month, permitting resumption of operations.

The National Green Tribunal on Monday allowed Sterlite Industries to resume normal operations at its Tuticorin copper smelter, which has been shut since March after an order of Tamil Nadu Pollution