Antony Fernando

Traditional fishers in Tamil Nadu bear brunt of monsoon bans

While Fisheries department officials maintain that they cannot take chances with the weather and hence banned all forms of fishing, it’s often traditional fishers who take the brunt during the monsoon

19 Nov 2021

Urea dispatched from Karaikal to delta districts

The Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative (IFFCO) has imported around 91,000 metric tonnes of urea from China and Oman, which arrived in two shipments at Karaikal Marg Port last week.

16 Nov 2021

28 bovines stranded in islet on Kollidam river rescued in boats

The district fire officer sent a team of ten personnel from the Sirkazhi fire station, which crossed the river and caught some of the cattle heads in the early hours of Friday.

13 Nov 2021

Grounded traditional boat fishers in Tamil Nadu reeling under monsoon blues

Fishermen with smaller fibreglass motorised boats, and non-motorised catamarans, fish closer to the shore, earning less than those with mechanised boats.

12 Nov 2021

Worries galore, Deepavali may not just be as bright for these people in Nagapattinam

According to officials, 43 villages in Mayiladuthurai district and 80 villages in Nagapattinam district have been left out from the scheme by the insurance firm concerned citing lack of losses.

05 Nov 2021

A whole school in Nagai honoured with ‘parivattam’

Teachers from a school in the village of Ramagovindankadu in Vedaranyam block and parents tied ‘parivattam’ on all 65 students marking the reopening of the school on Monday.

02 Nov 2021

Union government scheme to create 200 fish product entrepreneurs in Karaikal

The beneficiaries would be given hands-on training by experts and a loan of up to Rs 10 lakh to start the business.

01 Nov 2021

Families saddened as Lankan court denies relief for 23 TN fishers

The Sri Lankan court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of 23 fishermen from Nagapattinam and Mayiladuthurai to another 15 days.

29 Oct 2021

When terrace turns into paddy nursery

While seedlings are raised in nurseries commonly in soil before transplanting, it is rare to raise it in terrace, claim agriculture experts.

27 Oct 2021

Forest department crackdown on poaching; increases awareness, vigil

On Sunday, two youths from Narikurava community  -- L Ravi and S Sarath -- from Puthur village near Sirkazhi in Mayiladuthurai district were apprehended by the forest officials for hunting cranes.

26 Oct 2021

Groyne construction works commence to arrest sea erosion in Mayiladuthurai's Chinnamedu

The action comes following orders passed earlier this year for its construction at the village in Sembanarkoil block.

25 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam@30: Battered and bruised by disasters, yet district's resilience stands unshaken

The first major disaster came in the form of huge tidal waves hitting the shores up to a height of 16 feet on December 26, 2004.

21 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam@30: Hopes for industrial revival

While Nagapattinam is known for its agriculture and fishing, what seems to have been forgotten is that it is one that has missed out so much on industrial growth.

21 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam@30: Port’s lost glory

Nagapattinam, which once served as a port of Chola Kingdom and centre of sea trade between many countries across the globe, is now bereft of any such activity.

21 Oct 2021

Nagapattinam fishermen sent to judicial custody till Oct 28 in Sri Lanka

It is the first time since the pandemic that Sri Lankan authorities are remanding detained Nagapattinam fishermen, the official added.

16 Oct 2021