A- A A+
Last Updated : Apr 7 2020 8:08AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi asks central Ministers to remain in touch with states and district administrations to provide solutions in view of COVID-19 crisis            Prime Minister urges Union Ministers to ensure the benefits of Garib Kalyan Yojana reach to poor            Government decides to cut salary of MPs by 30 percent for one year; Suspends MPLAD fund for two years            Center releases additional 3k crore rupees under NHM funds to states for COVID-19 management; 693 fresh confirmed cases in last 24 hrs in India            PM addresses party workers on BJP Foundation Day; urges them to campaign for providing ration to poor, donate to PM CARES Fund           

State News

Feb 20, 2020

Tamil Nadu Assembly passes bill to declare Cauvery Delta Region a Protected Special Agriculture Zone

The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a bill declaring the Cauvery Delta Region a Protected Special Agriculture Zone. The bill, moved by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy, provides for banning certain new industries in the region.

They include hydrocarbon exploration, smeltering of copper, zinc and aluminium, iron ore processing, tanneries and ship breaking. However, the bill also says any ongoing projects would not be disturbed.

Infrastructure development projects like port development, laying of pipelines, road, telecommunication lines, power and water supply facilities will not be banned, as made clear in the bill.

The whole districts of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam and five blocks each of Cuddalore and Pudukkottai districts are brought under the ambit of the bill. However, the more industrialized districts of Trichy, Ariyalur and Karur have been excluded, though they are part of the Delta region geographically.

The bill seeks to establish a 30-member Protected Agricultural Zone Authority headed by the Chief Minister to advise the Government on protecting and improving agricultural activities in the region.

The DMK objected to excluding the ongoing projects from the scope of the bill. Its leader M K Stalin asked to send it to the House Select Committee before passing it. However, the demand was turned down by the Speaker. The DMK members staged a walk out.
The bill was passed after agitations for long by farmers against granting permission for new hydrocarbon projects in the Delta region.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 6 (Apr) Midday News 6 (Apr) News at Nine 6 (Apr) Hourly 7 (Apr) (0605hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 6 (Apr) दोपहर समाचार 6 (Apr) समाचार संध्या 6 (Apr) प्रति घंटा समाचार 7 (Apr) (0600hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 6 (Apr) Khabrein(Day) 6 (Apr) Khabrein(Eve) 6 (Apr)
Aaj Savere 7 (Apr) Parikrama 6 (Apr)

Listen Programs

Daily COVID19 Bulletin 6 (Apr) Market Mantra 6 (Apr) Samayki 6 (Apr) Sports Scan 23 (Mar) Spotlight/News Analysis 6 (Apr) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 12 (Mar) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar)
  • Money Matters 22 (Mar)
  • International News 22 (Mar)
  • Press Review 23 (Mar)
  • From the States 23 (Mar)
  • Let's Connect 22 (Mar)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 23 (Mar)
  • Know Your Constitution 30 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 22 (Mar)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 23 (Mar)
  • Fit India New India 23 (Mar)
  • Weather Report 21 (Mar)
  • North East Diaries 22 (Mar)
  • 150 Years of Bapu 22 (Mar)
  • Sector Specific Discussions 22 (Mar)