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World Environment Day at Salem Steel Plant

World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5, 2013 at Salem Steel Plant with this year’s theme of ‘Think. Eat. Save’ which aims to encourage reduction in wastage and saving of food. On the occasion, General Manager (Finance & Accounts), Shri N Tamilarasan, hoisted the Environment Flag in the presence of S/Shri JC Mahapatra, General […]

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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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Salem wakes up to sparrow chirps

Adapting to times:Braving hostile environment that threatens their very existence, sparrows are returning to city limits. A scene from Peramanur in Salem. – Bird watchers in Salem city were delighted to see a bunch of house sparrows of the family of Passeridae, chirping and playing in Peramanur locality here, after their mysterious disappearance from the […]

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Campaign to oppose transfer of Salem Corporation Commissioner

Environmental and social activists along with public forums such as Salem Citizens’ Forum, Y Collective and Speak Out Salem have jointly decided to launch a people’s campaign to oppose the transfer of the Salem Corporation Commissioner S. Prabhakaran who assumed charge here a week ago. The Commissioner, according to the forums members, took committed steps […]

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Trees Felled on Salem Brindavan Road

Three fully-grown trees near a private temple on Brindavan Road in Fairlands were felled on Friday. According to residents, some people brought electric cutters, felled these trees and removed them in a mini lorry. Residents alleged that the trees had obstructed the view of recently-renovated private temple on the road. Nature lovers, while expressing shock […]

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Minor landslip on Yercaud ghat road

A minor landslip occurred near Kottachedu village on the Kuppanur – Yercaud ghat road near here on Wednesday. Incessant rains during the past few days, according to officials, had triggered the slide. The road was covered with debris, including small boulders and slush, for nearly 600 metres. When officials from the State Highways rushed to […]

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Salem Day celebrations

Planting of saplings and talks on sustainable environment marked the ‘Salem Day’ celebrations here on Monday. With Mokkeneri Lake as the backdrop, volunteers of various fora, environmentalists, students and activists gathered and observed the ‘Spirit of Salem,’ under which they planted saplings. Bird sanctuary Salem Periyar University Vice-Chancellor Dr. K. Muthuchelian, himself an environmental scientist, […]

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Plant Saplings Says Salem’s Nature Lover

Meena Sethu, an avid city-based nature lover and Correspondent of Golden Gates Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Salem, writes in response to the photo with caption ‘Danger lurks’, which appeared in the columns of Salem Page-3 (Region) of ‘The Hindu’, edition dated September 27. “Many trees have been planted under high tension wires and standing for […]

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TNUDF inspects on-going works in Salem

In full swing:Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund Managing Director A high level team from Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund (TNUDF) on Thursday inspected the on-going works under Tirumanimutharu River and Vellakuttai Channel Improvement Scheme, which is being carried out in six packages with the aid from TNUDF III in the city. Led by its Managing […]

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Supply of raw water for proposed Salem dyeing park

The dyers in Salem met Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S. Arumugam on Tuesday and sought his co-operation in getting the clearance from concerned departments to supply raw water to the proposed Rs. 300-crore Salem Dyeing Park, coming up near Mecheri near here. The representatives of the industry told him about the problems in the wake of […]

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