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The Stanley reservoir to get safety, efficiency upgrade

A view of the Stanley reservoir in Mettur. — The State has launched a massive exercise of improving the safety and operational efficiency of select dams with 80 per cent financial assistance from World Bank. This ambitious project, named ‘Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project’ (DRIP), estimated to cost Rs.745.49 crore, is being executed in four […]

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Mettur dam gets copious inflow

Heavy but unusual summer rain in catchments of the Stanley reservoir at Mettur has brought copious inflows since Sunday morning, brightening the chances of opening it on the scheduled date of June 12 for the upcoming irrigation season for delta districts. PWD sources said that the catchments falling under Krishnagiri district have been receiving moderate […]

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Jasmine price falls to Rs. 10 a kg

For a kg of jasmine, a farmer has to spend aroundRs. 30. – For jasmine growers of Salem district, it is a life sans fragrance. These flowers, which were sold some three months back at Rs. 1,000 a kg fell to Rs. 10 a kg on Tuesday because of a sudden glut in its production […]

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Consumers protest against wastage of milk

Spilt milk: Milk producers poured milk on Kannankurichi Main Road in Salem on Friday. Worried over the growing resentment among consumers and animal lovers that milk producers who are on an indefinite ‘Stop milk supply’ agitation for higher procurement prices, are resorting to ‘unfair’ practices such as emptying the milk on the road and putting […]

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Opt for high density plantation for mango

Sharing knowledge: An Iraeli mango expert interacting with horticulture officials on mango production in Salem on Friday. A training programme for canopy management in mango cultivation was conducted here for horticultural officers on Friday. The programme organized by Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops and Tamilnadu Horticulture Development Agency had two extension officers from Israel, […]

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Kissan Swaraj Yatra members hold discussions with Salem farmers

Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan On a visit: Members of Kisan Swaraj Yatra which is undertaking a tour throughout the country to highlight farmers’ issues, arrived in Salem on Thursday and held discussions with local farmers on a variety of common issues that needed to be resolved. – SALEM: The members of Kissan Swaraj Yatra (KSY), […]

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Biovoltine Sericulture Workshop in Salem

Sericulture Director V. Prabhakaran (left), handing over the ‘Best Performer Award’ to Nachammal from Palani at the workshop on ‘Success of Bivoltine Sericulture’ at Salem on Wednesday. S.M.H. Qadri, Director, Central Sericulture Research Institute, Mysore, is in the picture. — Photo: P. Goutham. The government has been extending many innovative schemes to promote Bivoltine sericulture […]

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Salem’s Green Army’s Training on Template Techonology

Gains momentum: Green Army members preparing rice nursery in the template system of rice intensification cultivation at Kullampatti in Sankagiri block. The members of Green Army, who have been assisting farmers in modern farming in Salem district, also underwent an intense training in the template technology nursery for System Rice Intensification (SRI) along with farmers […]

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Farmers Meeting Held at Salem

Collector J.Chandrakumar (left) listening to grievances of farmers in Salem on Friday. – Photo: P. Goutham Various issues related to farmers were discussed at their grievances day meeting held here on Friday. Collector J. Chandrakumar presided over the meeting in which the farmers from various districts took part. Many said that the welfare assistance for […]

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Namakkal Poultry Zone-Targeting production of 20 lakh egg units per day

Eggs kept at a poultry farm in Namakkal . The hatcheries in Namakkal Poultry Zone are gearing up for an additional production of 20 lakh egg units per day to meet the demand of the Tamil Nadu Government, which has introduced eggs for five times a week in its ambitious noon meal scheme. The industry […]

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