Chennai crossed the 1,000-mm mark in terms of rainfall received this month. This has happened only three times before in the last 200 years. Chennai, along with other coastal districts of Tamil Nadu, has been receiving heavy rains for several days. Water stagnation has been reported in 186 streets across 75 areas in #Chennai.
Heavy downpour and the consequent waterlogging disrupted normal life in several parts of the state including Chennai on Friday. Rain and thundershowers lashed Chennai and neighbouring districts. Twenty-one districts have declared a holiday for educational institutions in the wake of heavy rainfall.
Nine died and nine others were injured in a building wall collapse at Pernambut in Vellore in the early morning on Friday. The deceased include five women and four children. Preliminary probe revealed the identities of the deceased as Misba Fathima, Aneesa Begam, Roohi Naz, Kouser, Thanzeela, Afira, Mannula, Thamed, and Afra.
About 287 houses in four-storey buildings were allotted for hutment dwellers at Jailpettai around 2011.
The water level in Mullaperiyar Dam rose to 138.95 feet at 11 am on October 30, 2021, prompting Tamil Nadu to release 1,675 cusecs of water into Periyar and causing concern among Kerala government authorities for the safety of those living in the vulnerable downstream areas.
These women in Tamil Nadu's Rameshwaram are farming seaweed, a miracle drop in the fight against climate change!
Humane Express | This TN collector is building toilets for disabled people in their homes, for free!
When public spaces lag in becoming accessible to persons with disabilities, the Virudhunagar district has pioneered a scheme to ensure that at least the basic needs of the disabled persons can be met in their homes. Realising that very few houses have toilets that are disabled-friendly and no government scheme exists to fill this gap, the district officials, led by Collector J Meghanatha Reddy, created a project named Udhayam to build accessible toilets.
The DMK government presented the revised budget for 2021-22 at 10 am on August 13 at the Kalaivanar Arangam. Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan presented a paperless budget for the first time. PTR stated that this is the first time in the country that a state is presenting an e-budget. The Budget comes days after PTR brought out a white paper on the state's finances.
The DMK government presented the revised budget for 2021-22 at 10 am on August 13 at the Kalaivanar Arangam. Finance Minister PTR Palanivel Thiaga Rajan presented a paperless budget for the first time. PTR stated that this is the first time in the country that a state is presenting an e-budget.
One Sunday every month, a 55-year-old postmaster embarks on a day-long trek deep into the Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve forest to fulfil an assurance made to a 110-year-old woman five months ago.