PM Modi lauds palmyra plantation drive to prevent erosion of islands in Gulf of Mannar

During his 'Mann Ki Baat' talk, the Prime Minister highlighted the initiative to plant palmyra seeds on the islands of the Gulf of Mannar, a fragile ecosystem which is on the verge of erosion

published on : 29th November 2021

These 'sinking' Tamil Nadu islets find a saviour in palmyra plants 

An ecologically fragile, but a pivotal location in a State; a tree that stands tall, deep-rooted, and spread across the region, with the power to pull through the odds.

published on : 7th November 2021

Ramnad pens palmyra records, 17 lakh seeds planted in 12 hours 

Sources said more than 1,45,245 women attached to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act programme collected 17,71,840 seeds, weighing  3,26,335 kilogrammes for the drive.

published on : 2nd October 2021

Tamil Nadu: 17 lakh palmyra seeds sown in 12 hours

Additional Collector (Development) and Project Director of District Rural Development Authority KJ Praveenkumar said the campaign’s aim was to spread public awareness. 

published on : 2nd October 2021

Mission Palmyrah to give TN tree its due

Govt plans to plant 76L seeds over several months; Rs 3 cr allocated for the project

published on : 18th September 2021

Palmyra tree roots stronger in TN

“Palmyra is our State tree and is part of the life of Tamil people, language and wealth. These trees act as rain fetching centres and conservator of water bodies.

published on : 15th August 2021

Palmyra handicraft business down with Covid

While lockdown had severely impacted transport of crafts to other States, sales hasn’t picked up despite relaxations, rue workers

published on : 10th July 2021

Sanya Malhotra, Amyra Dastur receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Sanya Malhotra, best known for starring in films 'Dangal', 'Badhaai Ho!' and 'Ludo', shared a post-vaccination picture of herself on Instagram Stories.

published on : 29th May 2021

These TN youths sell Nungu to fight summer heat, lockdown losses

They sell one piece of palmyra fruit for Rs 3. Many cars that pass by the highway stop there to buy fruits from them.

published on : 29th April 2021