Farmers in Ambur area complained of pollution of groundwater sources in the area on account of the indiscriminate discharge of effluents from the tanneries into the Palar river. An official of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board said that 50 per cent of the salt is recovered from the tannery effluents in the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Thuthipet near Ambur.

Major restoration project drawn up for waterbodies in Tiruvallur district

Residents pin hopes on to-be-elected civic body

Underscoring that the growth of a State would be judged best by the quality of well-connected roads, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced various projects, including the development of three Chennai roads to international standards and extension of East Coast Road (ECR) up to Kanyakumari.

Councillors participating in the ordinary monthly meeting of the Vellore Corporation Council here on Wednesday urged the State government to implement the Integrated Drinking Water Scheme for Vellore district, for which the foundation was laid by former Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin early this year

The State government has sanctioned a total of Rs. 1,157 crore for free distribution of milch cows, goats and sheep to the rural poor.

Of the total amount, the scheme for free distribution of milch cows accounts for Rs. 232 crore and for goats and sheep Rs. 925 crore. All these amounts are to be spent over the next five years.

About 4,500 guppy fishes to be introduced into wells, sumps in houses at Poondhottam
It is a method of biological control of mosquitoes
It neither affects environment nor harms non-target organisms
VELLORE: About 4,500 guppy fishes were distributed in sachets free of cost to 321 residents of Poondhottam area here on Friday, as part of a malaria prevention campaign launched by the Zonal Entomolo

The destruction of forests leads to the destruction of valuable medicinal herbs, and therefore it is necessary to protect the forests and preserve the herbal species, said T.V.

TIRUPATTUR: The Forest Department has formed teams in various ranges of the Tirupattur forest division to keep an eye on man-made forest fires. Forest areas, which have been identified as vulnerable to fire, will be given additional attention.

Conservator of Forests, Vellore circle, A.V. Venkatachalam, said fire protection squads had been deployed under range officers.

Deputy Chief Minister M.K.

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