N Ramesh

Widespread rains, forecast reduce water release from Mettur by around 60 per cent

The water release, which stood at 12,000 cusecs till Saturday evening, was reduced to 5,000 cusecs on Sunday.

05 Dec 2022

Twelfth instalment of PM-Kisan aid withheld from Thanjavur farmers over not updating eKYC

However, several of the farmers in the district who had benefited from the 11th instalment of Rs 2,000 have not received the 12th instalment.

25 Nov 2022

Three-year-wait for Thanjavur residents prolongs as Rs 5.83 crore Sivaganga Park project drags on

For, the city corporation is yet to complete the `5.83-crore project even after it has overshot the deadline by almost two years.

24 Nov 2022

Thanjavur farmers insure additional 2.5 lakh acres in 10 days, but acreage still lower than last year

As on November 7, samba and thalady cultivation over around 39,000 acres in the district were only insured under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).

18 Nov 2022

Bio-mining project at Thanjavur compost yard likely to be delayed further

When contacted a city corporation official told TNIE that of the 2.30 lakh cubic metres earmarked for bio-mining, 1.95 lakh cubic metres of waste have been bio-mined.

16 Nov 2022

Yield falls but DPCs in Thanjavur buy 12 per cent more paddy due to record acreage  

The average crop yield during this kuruvai season, however, is 5,600 kg per hectare as compared to last year’s 6,400 kg per hectare, pointed out officials.

11 Nov 2022

Deadline close by, only 18 per cent of paddy crops in Thanjavur insured

Though there was widespread loss last samba season, only seven of the total villages were given insurance claims, which the farmers attribute as a factor for their reluctance to insure this year.

08 Nov 2022

Subash Kapoor sentenced to 10-year RI for smuggling 19 idols

Prosecution says Chola artefacts valued at C94 crore were sent to gallery in New York

02 Nov 2022

Bengal workers toil in Thanjavur’s fields as local hands give them pass

Besides low cost labour, the unavailability of local hands is cited as reason for engaging more migrant workers in the farmlands in the region.

27 Oct 2022

Thanjavur traders record brisk sales, courtesy increase in kuruvai paddy acreage

Fabric showrooms at Gandhiji Road in Thanjavur and street vendors have been witnessing heavy rush over the past few days.

24 Oct 2022

Overnight rains add to moisture content in harvested kuruvai paddy, dim farmers' prospects

Of the 72,816 hectares under Kuruvai paddy cultivation in the district this year, crop over 67, 816 hectares has been harvested.

22 Oct 2022

Only 7 of 856 Thanjavur villages eligible for crop insurance claim

Samba crop cultivation here, last year, sustained severe damage from unseasonal rains, leading to yield loss.

20 Oct 2022

Pollen shedding, premature harvesting due to unseasonal rains: Thanjai farmers stare at dip in kuruvai paddy yield

Even as kuruvai paddy harvesting is in the final phase in the district, farmers are staring at a reduction in yield as compared to last year due to the unseasonal rains.

12 Oct 2022

Miyawaki forest to come up in 100 Thanjavur villages, courtesy 'Oorukku Oru Vanam'

Tree saplings will be planted in around one acre of land in each of the villages under the Miyawaki method, which involves the planting of two to four tree saplings per square metre.

07 Oct 2022

Sunday downpour wreaks havoc on Thanjavur's ready-for-harvest Kuruvai paddy

With fine weather beaming in the district in the days preceding the downpour, the farmers looked forward for a good yield during harvest.

27 Sep 2022