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Illegal Mining in Yercaud

Clinching facts about the illegitimacy of Vedanta’s continued bauxite mining activity in Yercaud even after closing down its aluminum plant in Mettur and consequent loss to the government was reported in a report released by a fact-finding team of the Social Research, and Legal Advocacy Society here on Sunday.According to the report, the continued mining […]

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TNHB Houses in Yercaud in Ruins

Sixty-seven villa-type houses built by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) at Pagoda Point in Yercaud, which give a stunning view of the lush green valley, are a picture of neglect today. Thorny bushes and snakes have taken shelter in to the houses. The innovative housing project of TNHB has been left to decay for […]

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Yercaud Church to Celebrate 158 yrs

CSI Holy Trinity Church, Yercaud will celebrate 158th Consecration Day on Sunday. – Photo: Special arrangement The British-built Church of South India’s ‘Holy Trinity Church’ in Yercaud will celebrate its 158th year of Consecration on Sunday. The European community for whom the unexplored tribal village atop Shevaroyan Hills offered a soothing climate and peaceful existence […]

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MALCO Targets Holy Shervaroyan Peak for Mining

Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Resources PLC may have got marching orders at Niyamgiri, the sacred hill of Orissa’s endangered Dongria Kondh tribals, but an equally sacred peak in Tamil Nadu has not been as lucky. For, Agarwal’s Madras Aluminum Co Ltd (Malco) continues to denude the Shevroyan peak, a sacred hill of the Malayali (natives of […]

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