V NarayanaMurthi | ENS Vellore THE experimental trials conducted in Vellore district on the new vaccine evolved by the Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), to combat the deadly anthrax, have proved to be successful, according to its vice-chancellor Dr P Thangaraju. He was here on Wednesday to visit the Veterinary University and Training Center, functioning since 1981 for the benefit of livestock and poultry.

V NarayanaMurthi THE Olympic Games to be held this August in China appears to be playing a cruel game on the lives of thousands of people of Gudiyattam, near Vellore, who are engaged in handmade and mechanised match factories. The banning of export of phosphorus by the Chinese Government in an effort to have a green Olympics has increased the cost of this key raw material. China is the major supplier of phosphorus to many countries including India.

VELLORE and and its surroundings experienced mild tremors at 11.40 pm on Saturday. According to sources, the tremor, which lasted for about a minute, was felt in places like Sathuvacheri, Otteri, Shenbakkam, Kinamattom, Bagayam, Saidapet, Infantry Road and Officers Line in the Fort City. Reports about tremors in Vaniyambadi and Arni, also poured in late in the night. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Vellore Range) T P Sundaramurthy, who confirmed the mild tremors, said that police had alerted all units in the district and adjacent areas for any eventualities.

AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Monday urged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to take steps to prevent the Andhra Pradesh government from going ahead with its plans to construct 10 checkdams across the Ponnaiyaru. In a statement here Ms Jayalalithaa said the Ponnaiyaru was the source of drinking water for Vellore, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Thiruvannamalai districts and construction of check dams would deprive these districts of their drinking water supply. The Ponnaiyaru originates in Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh and confluences with the Palar in Thiruvalam near Vellore.

In the present study, an attempt has been made to evaluate the treatability of a combined tannery and domestic wastewater using lab-scale activated sludge reactor under extended aeration.

Chromium is one of the toxic and hazardous pollutants in industrial wastewaters leading to soil contamination. In this study, the feasibility study of remediating chromium contaminated soil using indigenous microorganisms and Pseudomanas fluorescens was evaluated.

The present study was designed to assess the nature and present status of the two permanent Ranipettai reservoirs viz., Clive Bazaar and Talankur Lakes aeas, Arcot, Vellore with special reference to zooplankton biodiversity.

VELLORE: The installation of a solar energy tapping system should be made compulsory and a condition by the local bodies for issuing building plan approvals for houses in order to encourage the harnessing of the abundant solar energy available in places like Vellore and reduce the use of electricity in the context of the power scarcity faced by the country, C.

P.V.V. Murthi

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