Saravanan M P

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board faces huge scarcity of electric spares

Because of the shortage of items like electric poles, aluminium and copper wires, pin insulators and others, we are unable to give connections within a stipulated time, a worker said.

03 Dec 2021

China power crisis hits dye supply, Tiruppur garment makers wary

According to sources, price of dyes, chemicals and wetting agents used for colouring fabrics has increased by more than 30 per cent in the last few months.

23 Oct 2021

Tiruppur farmers don’t reap what they sowed, blame ‘outdated’ seeds

Farmers who bought seeds from the Seed Centre at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) alleged that they had been given outdated seeds as they did not germinate.

20 Oct 2021

255 beneficiaries to receive TNUDB houses in Tiruppur

Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUDB), formerly Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), built the units in 2016.

06 Oct 2021

Once crushed by competition, their success is now set in stone

The sound of chiseling greets you even before you enter the workspace of Ilaiyaraja (40) and Muthukumar (40) in Thirumuruganpoondi.

03 Oct 2021

On 45 acres and for over 20 years: TN farmer scripts unique deer love story

A farmer from Tiruppur threw open acres of his land for the shy spotted deer to thrive on turning the place into a mini sanctuary.

02 Oct 2021

Left out of ST category, rue Kurunjiyars 

Kuravar community claims it is the actual indigenous tribe of TN, not Narikkoravars

30 Sep 2021

5 years on, Tiruppur dyeing unit owners await subsidy on power tariff

Owners of dyeing units in Tiruppur have reiterated their demand for subsidy in power tariff for treating effluent in common effluent treatment plants (CETP).

24 Sep 2021

20-year-old from NIFT-Tiruppur introduces gen-next to fabric of yore

One afternoon, while brainstorming for a college assignment, Jyothi had an idea. As a little girl, she’d dreamt of making clothes for babies.

12 Sep 2021

SC family denied power connection as caste bias plays out in Tiruppur

 Further, the family charged officials from the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) of colluding with the dominant community.

03 Sep 2021

1km-flyover being built for eight years now in Tirupur

The one-kilometre project connecting Kulanthupudur with Velampalayam across the railway track is mired in land acquisition issues.

30 Aug 2021

Meet farmer who saved over 900 trees

The sobriquet Tree Man will fit none better than Kanagaraj of Palladam. A farmer who also runs a transport business, S Kanagaraj has given new lease of life to 920 coconut trees that faced the axe.

24 Aug 2021

Farmers rope in drones to fight pests, cut labour cost in Tiruppur

Senthil Kumar, a farmer in Dharapuram who owns 20 acres, said: “A few months ago, I got to know about the agri-drones through my friends.

17 Aug 2021

SN Sundarambal: Forgotten freedom fighter of Tiruppur

The other is the “simple and humble” SN Sundarambal, who didn’t step back from the frontline of the movement even when nursing a newborn.

15 Aug 2021