Speaking to TNIE, a forest department official said, “Going by the CCTV footage, the animal resembles a leopard, but we can’t confirm it as the video quality is bad.
A farmer in in Poomalur village in Palladam has allegedly built a channel from the PAP canal and diverted water to an anandoned stone quarry.
Over 300 villagers from Avivozhi Nagar in Arumuthampalayam Panchayat in Palladam, are waiting for a power connection for more than three years.
In the audio clip, the councillor, identified as Dinesh Kumar of Ward 3, is heard using casteist slur against the workers.
An official from Agriculture Department said they have received the complaint from the farmers and would take soil samples from the farmlands for testing.
Procurement price fell to Rs 13-15 per kilogram months ago, and more than two dozen farmers in Palladam, built Pattarai systems.
Tamil Nadu has done away with the use of caste identity in names. But name boards in several roads in Palladam still carry the caste name.
Social activists claim that despite complaints to the Palladam municipality and the district administration, the boards have not been removed.
According to RTO reports, of the 12,611 licences cancelled in the district, Palladam accounted for one-fifth of the cases, with 2,528 licence cancellations.
According to sources, the broiler industry of Western Tamil Nadu is worth over `4,000 crores with more than 5,000 broiler farms in Palladam.
A number of villages are affected by the floating chicken and poultry waste in the PAP canal.