Cyclone Thane, packing wind speed of 140 kmph, made landfall on the coast between Cuddalore in Tamil and Puducherry Friday morning, officials of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) here said.

“The cyclone is in the process of crossing between Cuddalore and Puducherry coast. The wind speed is around 140 kmph at Puducherry and Cuddalore. Waves measuring 1.5 metres height are hitting the shoreline,” an IMD official told IANS.

Pallavan Grama Bank, Regional Rural Bank (RRB) sponsored by Indian Bank, has launched a pilot project on mobile-enabled Kisan Credit Card aimed at the farming community.

It has been launched on pilot basis to benefit farmers in Villupuram district
A mobile-enabled kisan card system to help the agricultural community engage in cashless transactions, especially with their input providers, was launched here on Sunday to benefit farmers in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu by Pallavan Grama Bank.

A sum of Rs. 1.8 crore has been earmarked for implementing solid waste management project in Villupuram district, according to Collector C.T. Manimekalai.

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.

Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited (NOCL) is aiming to ready its petroleum refinery project in northeastern Tamil Nadu by this year-end, with an additional investment of Rs 12,000 crore.

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to encourage the private sector to set up units in the state to address the acute power shortage and as part of this, five private companies have “cleared formalities” to establish thermal power plants.

The pulse polio programme will be conducted in Villupuram district on January 23 and February 27.

A total of 3,31,200 children below the age of five would be covered, according to Collector R.

VILLUPURAM: Uzhavar Mandrams have become a mechanism for farmers to access modern agricultural technology to increase yield and improve their standard of living, according to Collector R.

VILLUPURAM: Higher Education Minister K.