Five lights of 3 watts and 5 watts efficiency will be provided to beneficiaries

Vellore is one of the four districts in Tamil Nadu selected by the State government for fitting of LED (light-emitting diode) lights in the free solar-powered green houses being constructed against the allotment for 2012-13 under the Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green Houses Scheme (CMSPGHS), according to R. Nanthagopal, Collector of Vellore and N. Srinivasan, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA).

The Centre has identified Vellore as one of the high priority districts for taking action to achieve the millennium development goals (MDG) by 2015, according to Satheesh Kumar, Chief Officer, Unit

The Chemical Industries Association has urged the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to review its policy of banning new industrial activity in areas where the comprehensive environmental po

A new climate change study released by Anna University predicts a 3.5 degree Celsius temperature rise in Tamil Nadu by the end of this century.

Clean drinking water is out of reach for 4.64 crore people in rural areas in the country, says a report tabled by the Union water resources ministry in Parliament last week.

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday allocated Rs 2.81 crore for sinking of deep bore wells and building overhead tanks to supply water within forest areas, with a view to prevent wild animals f

Using scientific methods of disposal, Panapakkam earns on an average Rs 4,200 per month from sale of waste.

As many as 13 panchayat presidents from Vellore district received the ‘Nirmal Gram Puraskar’ award.

The award is given by President of India to the presidents of panchayats that did well in maintaining hygiene in their respective villages by operating women sanitary complexes well, preventing open area defecation, maintaining school hygiene etc.

Line departments directed to repair water storing infrastructure before monsoon

Vellore Collector P. Sankar has directed the officials of the line departments such as Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board, Public Works Department (PWD), Rural Development Department and the Revenue Department to carry out repairs to the water bodies well before the onset of the north-east monsoon to improve holding capacity of the tanks and ponds and facilitate recharge of groundwater.

Prevent Jolarpet Municipality officials from going ahead with the work

Ambalur villagers expressed their opposition to the move of the Jolarpet Municipality to dig five additional borewells in the Palar River in Ambalur panchayat near Vaniyambadi to tide over the drinking water scarcity of Jolarpet residents.

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