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Tamil Nadu

Neither the city nor the sea will relent

Posted on: 3 Sep, 2014
As a result of climate change and uneven development, fishing communities in Chennai are caught between a seaward moving land and a landward moving sea

News Briefs

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Polio spread calls for renewed efforts

Righting the wrongs: Beyond affirmative action

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2014
The core of India’s malnutrition puzzle lies in institutional functioning. There are succssful examples, though few

Getting more with less

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014

Cauvery gouged

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014

If only cities can see wetlands

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014
Sixty People died in a building collapse in Chennai last fortnight. There is much more than the municipal incompetence that needs to be fixed to avoid such tragic incidents. This building was located on Porur lake, a water body that provides services like groundwater recharge and flood management to an otherwise water-starved city. If you care to ask the obvious question how construction was permitted on the wetland, you will get a not-so-obvious response. Wetlands are rarely recorded under municipal land laws, so nobody knows about them.

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Issue Date: Jul 9, 2014
The United Nations (UN) released this week the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, 2014. The report, launched by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, says that many of the development goals have been met or are within reach by 2015.

Heat wave claims 169 lives in Andhra

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jun 16, 2014

Is the Grid ready for the windy days?

Posted on: 4 Jun, 2014
The southwest monsoon months of May through September are some of the windiest months in the peninsula and Tamil Nadu has a lot to gain during these months. If the wind energy is efficiently harnessed by the state’s grid, wind energy can contribute up to 18 per cent (~12,000 Million kilo Watt hours) of the state’s electricity generation. But it should not repeat last year's mistakes
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