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 #11414  by ananth
 June 1st, 2014, 10:31 am
Jasmine, mango clusters may boost exports from region


If things go as planned by the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Madurai district will get clusters of jasmine and mango exporting units in the coming years.

P Prasanth Waghmare, assistant general manager of APEDA, said that mango and jasmine clusters were planned for the district while charting out the Agri Export Plan for 2012 to 2017 during the 12th plan period but things went dormant after a while. Hence, the APEDA has decided to kick-start the process of reviving the project by setting up the clusters for Madurai. Waghmare was in the city on Thursday to address an awareness programme on agro products' cluster and export promotion organised by Agriculture Marketing Department at Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry hall.

Waghmare said that 60 such clusters were planned across the country and Madurai was provided with jasmine and mango clusters APEDA will start working on establishing these clusters while identifying more such clusters in the region and they will involve all the stakeholders such as farmers, industrial forums, state and central governments.

The lack of a cargo lifting, especially a centre for perishable cargo, at Madurai airport will also been taken up, he said. This is a requirement for transporting agricultural products through airlines. They will discuss the issue with the central government authorities since it is already connected with international destinations like Colombo and Dubai, he said. Commenting on the recent ban on mangoes by the European Union (EU), he said that the concerned departments in central government have taken up the issue with the EU and the issue may be resolved soon.

Earlier, addressing the programme, Waghmare explained to the chamber members and farmers about the advantages of exporting agro products and various schemes available for them under APEDA. The entire exercise of exporting agro products is to take the product from farm to customers abroad with value addition and ensure stringent quality of the product, he said. Further, it will benefit each stakeholder starting from good prices for farmers to ensuring foreign exchange to the Centre and employment generation to state government.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 825547.cms
 #11444  by Sundar
 June 16th, 2014, 3:50 pm
Path to progress stopped with Sellur flyover built for 10 years and the aged Ring Road

Hopes of Madurai people getting world-class infrastructure soared high when the tier-II city was chosen for the implementation of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in 2006.

A comprehensive City Development Plan was drawn up in June that year for implementation of a multi-crore development project, taking into account the city’s infrastructure needs that included water supply, sanitation, storm water drainage, rejuvenation of water bodies, solid waste management, transportation and traffic management, street lighting, health and education, besides provision of basic needs for the poor.

Now, it is 2014, but the impact of implementation of JNNURM is hardly visible. In what looks like a throwback to the 1980s, the roads are back to their worn-out state; drinking water supply has not been augmented; traffic has become more chaotic; and water bodies cry for attention. Even the multi-coloured city buses, which were put into service with JNNURM funds, have lost their sheen. The city’s development plan is still confined to seminars and symposia organised in posh hotels.

The main objective of the CDP was emphasis on “issues of liveability and the implied requirements in terms of enhancing city productivity, reducing poverty, improving urban governance and management and enhancing financial sustainability.” These objectives addressed the concerns of the region that centred around sluggish industrialisation, absence of employment opportunities and resultant social tension.

Organisations such as Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (Maditssia) and Confederation of Indian Industry have been voicing their concerns over neglect of the south. They have been emphasising that infrastructure development alone would help attract big business houses and big ticket investments to Madurai.

As per the 2011 census, Madurai district had a population of 30.38 lakh. Madurai city accounts for a population of 10,16,885. Transport Department data on vehicle population shows there are a little over 8 lakh vehicles, which include 7.54 lakh two-wheelers, 46,508 public transport vehicles, 14,662 three-wheelers and 217 mini buses in the city.

Highways officials say there are proposals to build new flyovers and road overbridges in Goripalayam, Kalavasal and Palanganatham. Widening of arterial roads is also on paper.

“We are either laying worn out roads with borrowed funds or carrying out patch works on bridges,” says a senior official, pointing out that the last flyover, measuring 980 metres in length and built over a period of 10 years, is in Sellur. The last infrastructure development was the formation of 27.2-km Ring Road. The Madurai airport was spruced up in a big way at a cost of over Rs. 100 crore. But the two IT Parks built by the previous government remain non-starters.

What is needed
Driving through arterial roads during peak hours is a big challenge. Free movement of even two-wheelers is difficult. As in Chennai, flyovers must be built at many places with long-term vision, feel road users.

On the lines of the Clean Ganga initiative, the Vaigai should be cleaned. Instead of looking at the government for financial allocation, the once-popular ‘Namakku Naame’ scheme could be put to good use by roping in corporates, trade bodies and voluntary organisations, opine residents.

Though the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple attracts a large number of devotees, its contiguous areas remain congested and unclean. The landmark Thirumalai Naick Palace requires a facelift as the sprawling campus lacks user-friendly toilets and good approach roads, KR. Gnanasambandan, former TANSTIA vice-president, says.

Greater Madurai
Trade bodies call for formation of a satellite township, ‘Greater Madurai.’ An area of over 2,000 to 3,000 acres can be earmarked for a self-sufficient township. By implementing the mega project, two things can be achieved: One, ancient Madurai can be preserved for posterity; two, the proposed township will facilitate a level-playing field to compete with metros, a retired engineer says.

Madurai residents have huge expectations on the newly-elected AIADMK MP R. Gopalakrishnan. Speaking to The Hindu, the MP says he will fulfil his poll promises. “You will see a new Madurai,” he says.

Vision 2023, a strategic plan for infrastructure development in Tamil Nadu, with special emphasis on southern districts, is the latest hope.
 #11479  by M.Mohamed Rafi
 June 26th, 2014, 10:10 am
It is quite understandable that Madurai needs better infrastructure , good incentives for an alround growth in terms of Public amenities and industrialisation. But atleast concerned Maduraiites can initiate a drive among the public to maintain cleanliness in public spaces, garbage disposal, neat upkeep of buildings in prominent locations (Though it earns a huge rent the A.C Building at Goripalayam gives a sore sore look , as it has not been painted since 1980!), demolition of ruined , dilapidated structures, observance of traffic rules, better civility, public hygiene etc. First of all we have to rename several unpleasant names of places..... like Mattuthavani, which will definitely boost the image of our Madurai. otherwise decline is inevitable. let's see what happens.
 #11576  by ananth
 July 26th, 2014, 4:18 pm
Ramnad NIMZ will spur growth of industries in Madurai: trade bodies

The NIMZ will pave way for establishment of numerous large-scale industries in Madurai that would supply ancillary parts to manufacturing units, said representatives of the trade bodies.

Trade bodies have hailed the Chief Minister’s announcement in the Assembly on Thursday that a National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) will be set up in Ramanathapuram.

The NIMZ will pave way for establishment of numerous large-scale industries in Madurai that would supply ancillary parts to manufacturing units, said representatives of the trade bodies.

Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the venture would spur industrial and economic growth in Ramanathapuram and create large-scale job opportunities. “It is good that the State government is focusing on industrial development in southern districts with announcements such as extension of Madurai-Tuticorin industrial corridor and NIMZ,” said its president N. Jegatheesan.

According to him, setting up of automobile industries and manufacturing units related to defence and civil aviation will be a boon to southern districts. “It will propel industrial growth in this region akin to what Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited did to the industrial sector in Tiruchi. The State should provide good infrastructure to attract foreign companies,” Mr. Jegatheesan added.

V.S. Manimaran, president of Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA), said several large-scale industries would come up in Madurai to supply ancillary parts for the manufacturing units in NIMZ.

“Now, ancillary parts industries that manufacture packaging materials, crush metal components and engineering fabrication parts here are dependent on industries in Chennai, Puducherry, Hosur and Coimbatore. These industries comprise 25 per cent of large-scale industries in Madurai,” he said.

Mr. Jegatheesan, however, said projects such as industrial corridor should be completed within a timeframe of five years. “One of the major constraints for acceleration of foreign direct investment in industrial ventures and tourism development in the southern districts is lack of comprehensive international connectivity from Madurai airport,” he said. The Chie Minister must urge the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to include Madurai in bilateral airport treaties with foreign countries, he added.

Ramanathapuram
“I see a very good future for the district,” said Collector K.Nanthakumar, reacting to Chief Minister’s announcement of developing NIMZ in Ramanathapuam and Tiruvadanai taluks, establishment of a 15 MLD (million litre per day) capacity desalination plant and a 50 MW solar power unit in Kadaladi taluk on an outlay of Rs. 1,500 crore.

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) was establishing a 1,600 MW thermal power station at Uppur in Tiruvadanai taluk on an outlay of Rs. 10,000 crore and with the development of NIMZ, there would be tremendous potential for development of Tiruvadanai taluk.

Besides the proposed 15 MLD capacity desalination plant at Valinokkam, locations have been identified for five desalination plants, each having 100 MLD capacities, as per government’s earlier announcement, he said. “We are at the advanced stage of completing the studies,” he told The Hindu over phone.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... 251912.ece

One more announcement to fool south TN people. Great going
 #11578  by ananth
 July 27th, 2014, 2:46 am


HC bench enters 11th successful year, chorus grows for more judges


MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court is successfully stepping into its 11th year on Thursday. But, it is entering another new year with a baggage of 78,886 main cases and 79,795 miscellaneous petitions.

The bench constructed at a cost of Rs 120 crore started functioning from July 24, 2004 along with 17,633 main cases and 1,691 miscellaneous cases, which the principal seat in Chennai had transferred to it.

According to a data of the bench as on July 21, a total of 4,01,346 main cases were instituted in the last 10 years, which has jurisdiction over 13 districts. They are Kaniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Madurai,Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Theni and Karur. Apart from it, 6,439 main cases were transferred to the Madurai bench by the principal seat. Out of 4,01,346 main cases, the bench disposed of 3,43,362 cases. This year started with 73,201 pending main cases of 2013. Apart from it, 32,294 main cases were filed newly this year. Totally, 1,05,615 main cases including main cases transferred from the principal seat were before the bench as on July 21. Of them, 28,729 cases including cases settled through lok adalats and others were disposed of. Accordingly, there are 76,886 main cases which are pending before the bench.

As far as miscellaneous petitions are concerned, the bench has disposed of nearly three lakh petitions. As on July 21, the bench has a pending of 79,795 petitions.

Meanwhile, the chorus for increasing the number of judges at the bench is growing strong. Initially, the judges' strength at the bench was five. Over the years it increased gradually. Now, it has 13 judges. Out of the 13 judges, justice A Selvam is the only judge adorning the bench continuously. Other judges come to the bench on a rotational basis.

It is witnessed that number of cases at the bench has been increasing gradually. Hence, the bench needs more judges, they said. Advocates practicing at the bench while expressing happiness opined that the judges' strength should be increased. The bench should be given one-third of total judges. They further pointed out that in the judges' appointment, advocates practicing at the bench should be given proper representation.

So far only one advocate S Nagamuthu who practiced at the bench has been elevated as judge of the Madras high court.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 953575.cms

Central govt appointed Jaswant Singh Committee gave recommendation full 35 years back. In that they had said one third of judges should be transferred to Madurai bench. Currently madras high court's full strength is 60 judges. So Madurai bench should have 20 judges and not 13. Steps should be taken for the same. Also currently only 12 halls r available. Govt should sanction the required funds to construct 8 more court Hall for smooth functioning. Will state govt do?
 #11633  by ananth
 August 11th, 2014, 10:22 am
INO Waits for Madurai Nod to Set Up Lab

Scientists from around 25 institutions across the country, who are part of the `1,660-crore India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project, are awaiting the nod from the Local Planning Authority of Madurai, before they can start work on prototype of a larger detector.

The issue involves a piece of land at Madurai that was allotted to the INO after suitable payment. The land was to house the first laboratory for the project that will have a prototype of the larger detector and later on, the campus of the Inter Institutional Centre for High Energy Physics that conducts research and training for the INO project.

However, in Madurai, the land is still classified as residential use zone and hence such a construction cannot be undertaken.

“When we applied to the Madurai Local Planning Authority (LPA) for permission to start construction of the laboratory building, we were informed that we first need to request for reclassification of the land from ‘mixed residential use zone’ to ‘educational use zone’ before starting any building construction. We applied for the reclassification by May. Once this nod is given by the LPA, we will begin the work on the project,” Naba K Mondal, Project Director, India-based Neutrino Observatory.

The Centre has already released funds for the prototype and the laboratory at Vadapalanji and Karadipatti villages of Madurai district, which would be built at a cost of about `35 crore. The work on this would be done by various institutions, including the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and the IITs.

The organisation has already started the work on the construction of roads to the hills in Theni district which would house the neutrino observatory about 1.3 kilometre below the surface.

Brushing aside criticism of the project and its safety, G Rajasekharan of IMSc pointed out that neutrinos produced in the observatory are already present on the surface of earth. “Neutrinos are all around us. But it is difficult to detect them on the surface because there are several other particles. In this project, the observatory is located around 1.3 kilometres below the surface of the earth. At that distance, the hard rock of the Western Ghats will filter all other particles except for the neutrinos,” he pointed out.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/ ... 373701.ece

As it is we don't get any project for Madurai. At last when something is coming up, this Local Planning authority is sitting with the file. I could remember the tamil proverb, "Sami varam thandalum, poojari kurekke nirkirar" kadhai than here.
 #11642  by ananth
 August 12th, 2014, 2:50 pm
Ex-servicemen get rest house in Madurai


The facility will be beneficial to all ex-servicemen from Madurai and neighbouring districts to make use of the polyclinic, canteen and the departmental store.



Now, ex-servicemen and serving defence personnel visiting the city on short trips have a reason to cheer. Their long-standing demands have been heard and the much-awaited rest house at Postal and Telegraph Colony here has been inaugurated.

The rest house, ‘Golden Palm Sainik Aramgarh,’ was inaugurated on Monday. It has come up on the same premises where Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) Polyclinic Type ‘C’ is located.

The facility will be beneficial to all ex-servicemen from Madurai and neighbouring districts to make use of the polyclinic, canteen and the departmental store.

Inaugurating the rest house, Lieutenant General Jagbir Singh, General Officer Commanding, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, said, “The new facility has been established keeping in mind the welfare of the ex-servicemen.” The facility has two air-conditioned rooms for officers and their families, two air-conditioned rooms for junior commissioned officers and their families, three rooms for officers from other ranks and their families and a dormitory with 10 beds for single occupants. A representation was made on the occasion to empanel more corporate hospitals for further medical treatment of ex-servicemen. “The four empanelled hospitals are refusing to provide treatment to ex-servicemen since the medical bills are not fully reimbursed by the Army Medical Team in New Delhi. Hence, we have been facing problems in shifting patients suffering from serious ailments to other districts,” said T. Ganesan, secretary, Airforce Association, Madurai.

The ex-servicemen also appealed to the Defence Ministry to take steps to construct a spacious complex on its land situated near Pasumalai with facilities to recruit jawans.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mad ... 307111.ece

If enough land is available at pasumalai then defence ministry should come up with a cantonment there. We don't have any defence establishment at Madurai except the recently setup ITBPF at Idayapatti. So we need a cantonment as well as one Air force base
 #11651  by Jayvjay
 August 13th, 2014, 12:58 pm
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 310395.ece
Why have the Information Technology Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Tier-II cities failed to take off?

The Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) throws light on the reasons for the failure of the IT revolution to reach Tier-II cities in the State as envisaged by the government a decade ago.

According to the CAG report on Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), tabled in the Assembly on Tuesday, the government directed the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu (ELCOT) to establish IT-specific SEZs to reap the benefits of increased foreign investment and create massive employment opportunities in the State.

The ELCOT invested Rs. 400 crore, as on March 2013, in the IT-SEZ projects, but they did not fulfil the objectives in cities other than Chennai. The SEZs were established without even feasibility studies and detailed project reports (DPRs), the CAG points out. Besides, seven of the projects, except Tiruchi, were implemented without the approval of the government’s project investment committee.

In Tirunelveli and Salem, the land acquired was unsuitable for the SEZs. In Madurai, the ELCOT took up two SEZs at Vadapalanji and Ilandhaikulam without ascertaining the market potential. Moreover, the land selected for Vadapalanji was not contiguous.

Marketability

The ELCOT could market only 37 per cent of the land and 13 per cent of the IT space to the IT companies. This was the result of taking up ventures concurrently in all Tier-II cities without ascertaining the marketability of the facilities in these areas, the CAG notes.
This is the treatment for tier-II cities like Madurai ....
 #11652  by ananth
 August 13th, 2014, 1:44 pm
கிடப்பில் 'அவுட்டோர்' ரிங் ரோடு திட்டம் : வரைபடத்தோடு நின்ற வரப்பிரசாதம்


மதுரை: மதுரையில் போக்கு வரத்து நெரிசலை குறைப்பதற்காக பல ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன் தயாரான 'ஸ்டாண்ட் அலோன்' எனும் அவுட்டோர் ரிங் ரோடு திட்டம் வரைபடம் தயாரிக்கப்பட்டதோடு மூடு விழா கண்டுள்ளது.

ஆக்கிரமிப்பும், அபகரிப்பும் நிறைந்த மதுரை ரோடுகளிலிருந்து வாகன ஓட்டிகளை மீட்க எண்ணற்ற வழித்தட திட்டங்களை பெற வேண்டிய கட்டாயத்தில் நாம் இருக்கிறோம். கனரக வாகனங்களின் நெருக்கடியை குறைக்க 2000ல் ரிங் ரோடு திட்டத்தை அறிமுகம் செய்தனர். 14 ஆண்டுகள் கடந்த நிலையில் இதுவரை அத்திட்டம் முழுமை பெறாமல் அரை வட்டமாக பாதியில் நிற்கிறது. இப்போது தான் அதை விரிவாக்கம் செய்வதற்கான அறிவிப்புகள் வெளியாகி கணக்கெடுப்பு பணிகளும் முடிந்துள்ளன. அதிகரிக்கும் வாகனங்களால் ரிங் ரோட்டால் மதுரையின் நெரிசல் குறையவில்லை. அதற்கு மாற்று வழி கண்டறிய தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலைத்துறை ஆணையம் கடந்த 2010ல் ஒரு திட்டத்தை கையில் எடுத்தது. அதுதான் 'ஸ்டாண்ட் அலோன்' எனும் அவுட்டோர் ரிங் ரோடு திட்டம். 72 கி.மீ., நீளமுள்ள இத்திட்டம் திண்டுக்கல் ரோடு செம்பக்குடிபட்டி அருகே தொடங்கி திருமங்கலம் ஆலம்பட்டி அருகே தென்காசி ரோட்டில் இணைகிறது. தனிச்சியம்-அலங்காநல்லுார் ரோடு சந்திப்பு, நத்தம் ரோட்டில் கருவனுார், அழகர்கோவில் ரோட்டில் சுந்தராஜன்பட்டி, மேலுார் ரோட்டில் கொடிக்குளம், சிவகங்கை ரோட்டில் ராஜாக்கூர், ராமேஸ்வரம் ரோட்டில் சிலைமான், நெடுங்குளம் ரோட்டில் பொட்டப்பாளையம், அருப்புக்கோட்டை ரோட்டில் வலையங்குளம், விருதுநகர் ரோட்டில் மேலக்கோட்டை வழியாக வந்து தென்காசி ரோட்டில் நிறைவு பெறுகிறது. இது குறித்து தனியார் ஆலோசனை நிறுவனத்தின் கருத்துக்களை பெற்று வரைபடமும் தயாரானது. அதன் பின் திட்டத்தை தொடங்குவதற்கான ஒரு துரும்பு கூட நகர்த்தப்படவில்லை. இதனால் வரைபடம் தயாரானதோடு திட்டம் மூடுவிழா கண்டது. நெருக்கடியில் விழிபிதுங்கும் மதுரைக்கு இதுபோன்ற திட்டம் வரப்

பிரசாதம். தவிர திண்டுக்கல், திருச்சி மற்றும் தென் மாவட்டங்களுக்கு செல்லும் வாகனங்கள் மதுரையின் நெருக்கடியான ரோடுகளில் சிக்காமல், நெரிலை ஏற்படுத்தாமல் காலவிரையமின்றி பயணிக்கலாம். தேசிய நெடுஞ்சாலைத்துறை ஆணையம் மனது வைத்தால் மட்டுமே இதற்கு விடிவு கிடைக்கும். இதன் திட்ட இயக்குனர் தங்கவேலு கூறுகையில், ''திட்டம் பரிசீலனையில் இருந்தது உண்மை. வேறு சில காரணங்களால் கிடப்பில் உள்ளது. மீண்டும் அதை தொடங்க விரும்புகிறோம். அதற்கான நிலங்களை மாநில அரசு கையகப்படுத்தி வழங்கினால் பாதி திட்டம் நிறைவேறிய மாதிரிதான். அதற்கான ஏற்பாடுகளில் ஈடுபடுவோம்,'' என்றார்.

http://www.dinamalar.com/news_detail.asp?id=1044803

One more project kept in abeyance for reasons known to govt
 #11671  by Jayvjay
 August 16th, 2014, 11:58 am
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 322816.ece
Making an Independence Day promise to water-starved Madurai residents, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa on Friday announced that the Corporation would launch 24X7 drinking water scheme soon.

The plan was to ensure continuous drinking water supply to the entire corporation area on a permanent basis, he said.

Speaking after unfurling the national flag on the 68{+t}{+h}Independence Day celebrations in the Corporation building here, the Mayor said the aim was to supply clean and safe drinking water to all areas in Madurai and an action plan would be prepared after obtaining permission from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in this regard.

He also announced that an arts and science college would be established by the corporation which already ran 66 schools.

New one ,but question is its feasibility, as running a college is very different from school ..

A permanent exhibition enclave would be set up in the city to provide entertainment for the people from all walks of life.

It is much required and also pending for years .

The corporation further planned to construct a huge top-class sports stadium, he noted.

Good idea. If it is an indoor stadium , highly welcome.

Besides constructing a convention centre, the civic body was going to create another swimming pool in the city. He said the corporation would give priority to good roads and adequate street lights in all places.

This is also in news for years , hampering our industrial developments . Atleast, DPR/building plan is prepared & should get approved in this year itself .

Referring to the resolution passed in the corporation council meeting recently to relocate Arapalayam bus stand to Vilangudi for outstation buses, he said works would commence on the new bus stand after obtaining the government’s permission.

To reduce traffic congestion, the State government had decided to construct overbridges at Goripalayam and Kalavasal in the city through the Highways Department, he pointed out.

In tender stage ,I think

Mr. Rajan Chellappa outlined the various developmental works being carried out to enhance civic amenities in all wards of the corporation, especially in the newly added areas.

Corporation Commissioner C. Kathiravan, Deputy Mayor K. Thiraviam, councillors and corporation officials participated in the Independence Day celebrations. Students of corporation schools performed cultural programmes.
 #11672  by ananth
 August 16th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Jayvjay wrote:http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 322816.ece
Making an Independence Day promise to water-starved Madurai residents, Mayor V.V. Rajan Chellappa on Friday announced that the Corporation would launch 24X7 drinking water scheme soon.

The plan was to ensure continuous drinking water supply to the entire corporation area on a permanent basis, he said.

Speaking after unfurling the national flag on the 68{+t}{+h}Independence Day celebrations in the Corporation building here, the Mayor said the aim was to supply clean and safe drinking water to all areas in Madurai and an action plan would be prepared after obtaining permission from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in this regard.

He also announced that an arts and science college would be established by the corporation which already ran 66 schools.

New one ,but question is its feasibility, as running a college is very different from school ..

A permanent exhibition enclave would be set up in the city to provide entertainment for the people from all walks of life.

It is much required and also pending for years .

The corporation further planned to construct a huge top-class sports stadium, he noted.

Good idea. If it is an indoor stadium , highly welcome.

Besides constructing a convention centre, the civic body was going to create another swimming pool in the city. He said the corporation would give priority to good roads and adequate street lights in all places.

This is also in news for years , hampering our industrial developments . Atleast, DPR/building plan is prepared & should get approved in this year itself .

Referring to the resolution passed in the corporation council meeting recently to relocate Arapalayam bus stand to Vilangudi for outstation buses, he said works would commence on the new bus stand after obtaining the government’s permission.

To reduce traffic congestion, the State government had decided to construct overbridges at Goripalayam and Kalavasal in the city through the Highways Department, he pointed out.

In tender stage ,I think

Mr. Rajan Chellappa outlined the various developmental works being carried out to enhance civic amenities in all wards of the corporation, especially in the newly added areas.

Corporation Commissioner C. Kathiravan, Deputy Mayor K. Thiraviam, councillors and corporation officials participated in the Independence Day celebrations. Students of corporation schools performed cultural programmes.
all the projects announced by Madurai corporation with the exception of college are already announced projects and they are in paper for few years. So don't believe in these dialogues of Madurai corporation or state govt. When it comes to Madurai they just announce and nothing is executed. : firing:
 #11679  by Jayvjay
 August 19th, 2014, 10:35 am
Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TNCCI) is planning to establish an irradiation plant in Madurai at a cost of nearly Rs.15 crore.

A project of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), the plant is effective in killing germs such as bacteria in agricultural products. If established here, Madurai will become the first place in Tamil Nadu to have the facility.

“Agricultural produce subjected to the irradiation treatment can be exported to any foreign country. It does away with germs such as bacteria and pests,” said N. Jegatheesan, president of TNCCI. Products subjected to irradiation need not obtain plant quarantine certification before being exported, he added.

“Initial discussions are underway with several agencies currently. We are hopeful of establishing the plant in six months,” Mr. Jegatheesan told The Hindu on Monday.

According to S. Rethinavelu, president of Agro Food Chamber of Commerce and Industry here, the treatment will increase the shelf life of perishable products.

“By subjecting jasmine flowers to the irradiation treatment, we can determine the time it blooms. When the flowers are exported by air, the treatment not just helps in retaining the fragrance but also makes them bloom after several hours. The time of ripening in fruits and vegetables can be determined,” he explained.

Besides agricultural produce, garments, medical fabrics and processed food materials can also be subjected to the treatment, Mr. Rethinavelu added.

A senior scientist of BARC’s Technical Coordination Wing J. Daniel Chellappa said that in South India, the facility is only available in Bangalore at present.
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 330717.ece


Irradiation plant + cargo complex in IXM will boost the business in our region .
 #11680  by ananth
 August 19th, 2014, 11:23 am
Jayvjay wrote:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 330717.ece


Irradiation plant + cargo complex in IXM will boost the business in our region .
Cargo complex could be through in next few weeks. But there is a catch in it. Without quarantine facilities and officers for the same, cargo complex wont be of much use because most of the exports from Madurai are, vegetables, fruits, flowers etc ., For the same, quarantine facilities plus cold storage is important. So we have to wait and watch

As far as Irradiation plant is concerned, TNCC talked about this atleast an year back. but not much movement on that front. So you can expect it to be over only after few years.
 #11681  by ananth
 August 19th, 2014, 11:26 am
தண்ணீரை எண்ணி... எண்ணி... கண்ணீர் தான் மிச்சம்! மதுரைக்கு தேவை மாற்று குடிநீர் திட்டம்

மதுரைக்கு மாற்று குடிநீர் ஆதாரம் இல்லாததால் வைகை அணையிலிருந்து கிடைக்கும் அரைகுறை நீரை நம்பியே காலம் கடத்தும் சூழல் உள்ளது. பெருகி வரும் மக்கள் தொகைக்கு எதிர்காலத்தில் தேவையை சமாளிப்பது சிரமமே.2011கணக்கெடுப்பின் படி, மதுரை மாநகராட்சியின்மக்கள் தொகை 14 லட்சத்து 62 ஆயிரத்து 420. ஆற்றிலிருந்து குழாய் மூலம் மதுரைக்கு குடிநீர் வழங்கும் திட்டம் 1888ல் தொடங்கப்பட்டது.

அடுத்தடுத்து மக்கள் தொகை பெருகியதால் ஆற்றிலிருந்து பெறப்பட்ட நீர் போதவில்லை. அதை சமாளிக்க 1995ல் முதலாம் வைகை குடிநீர் திட்டம் தொடங்கப்பட்டது. 2001 செப்.,30 வரை தமிழ்நாடு குடிநீர் வடிகால் வாரியம் மூலம் அத்திட்டம் பராமரிக்கப்பட்டது. அதன் பின் 2001 அக்.,1 முதல் மாநகராட்சி வசம் வந்தது. நீர் பற்றாக்குறையை சமாளிக்க மாற்று குடிநீர் திட்டத்தை தேட வேண்டிய கட்டாயம் ஏற்பட்டது. அப்போது தான் மத்திய அரசின் ஜவகர்லால் நேருதேசிய நகர்புற புனரமைப்புத் திட்டம் கைகொடுக்க வைகை இரண்டாம் குடிநீர் திட்டம் தொடங்கப்பட்டது.

தினசரி இருந்த குடிநீர் வினியோகம் பற்றாக்குறையை அடுத்து 2001ல் இரு நாட்களுக்கு ஒரு முறையாக மாற்றப்பட்டது. இரண்டாம் வைகை குடிநீர் திட்டத்திற்கு பின் மதுரைக்கு மாற்றுக்குடிநீர் திட்டத்தை சிந்திக்க அதிகாரிகள் தவறியதால் விரிவாக்கத்திற்கு பின் பஞ்சத்தை நோக்கி பயணிக்கும் அவல நிலைக்கு மதுரை தள்ளப்பட்டது. இவ்விரு வைகை குடிநீர் திட்டங்கள் மூலம் தலா 68, 47 வீதம் 115 மில்லியன் லிட்டர்குடிநீர் மாநகராட்சிக்கு ஒதுக்கப்படுகிறது. விரிவாக்கத்திற்கு முன் 72 வார்டுகளாக இருந்த போதே குடிநீர் பற்றாக்குறையாக தான் இருந்தது. 2012ல் 100 வார்டுகளாக மாநகராட்சியை விரிவாக்க செய்த பின் குடிநீர் தட்டுப்பாடு அதிகரித்தது.

பண்ணைப்பட்டியிலுள்ள சுத்திகரிப்பு நிலையத்திலிருந்து வைகை குடிநீர் திட்டங்கள் மூலம் 115மில்லியன் லிட்டர் குடிநீர் மதுரைக்கு கிடைப்பதாக கூறப்பட்டாலும், வந்து சேரும் நீர் வெறும் 80 மில்லியன் கன அடி மட்டுமே.சுமார் 20 மில்லியன் கன அடி நீர் வீணாக தரிசுகளில் பாய்ந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறது. 1980க்கு பின் கடந்த ஜன.,யில் மதுரை சந்தித்த கடும் குடிநீர் பஞ்சத்தில் இரண்டு நாட்களுக்கு ஒருமுறையாக இருந்த குடிநீர் வினியோகத்தை நான்கு நாட்களுக்கு ஒருமுறையாக மாற்றினர். சமீபத்தில் வைகை அணைக்கு நீர் வரத்து வரத்தொடங்கியதால் மீண்டும் குடிநீர் வினியோகத்தை இரு நாட்களுக்கு ஒருமுறையாக மாற்றியுள்ளனர். இது நிரந்தரமா என்பது இயற்கையின் கையில் தான் உள்ளது. காரணம் வைகை அணையைவிட்டால் மதுரைக்கு மாற்று குடிநீர் திட்டம் இல்லை.ஒவ்வொரு ஆண்டும் காலி குடங்களுடன் தவமிருக்கும் மக்களை பார்க்கும் போது தண்ணீருக்கு பதில் கண்ணீர் தான் வருகிறது.

எம்.ஜி.ஆர்., கனவு நிறைவேறுமா?

கேரள எல்லையில் வரும் பெரியாற்றின் ஒரு கிளை தான் கல்லாறு. மேற்கு தொடர்ச்சி மலையில்பெய்யும் மழையால் கல்லாற்றில் ஆண்டு முழுவதும் நீர்வரத்து இருக்கும். அதைவைகை அணை வழியாக மதுரைக்கு கொண்டு வந்தால் மாநகராட்சி மட்டுமின்றி வறட்சியான தென் மாவட்டங்களும் பயன்பெறும் என அன்றைய முதல்வர் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்., நம்பினார்.இத்திட்டம் மூலம்,மதுரைக்கு நாள் ஒன்றுக்கு 2,000 லட்சம் லிட்டர் குடிநீர் கிடைக்கும்.அதற்காக பெரிய அளவில் செலவிட வேண்டியதில்லை. கேரள-தமிழக எல்லையில் 2 கி.மீ., துாரத்திற்கு குகை வழிப்பாதை(டனல்) அமைத்தாலே இத்திட்டத்தை நிறைவேற்றிவிடலாம் என பொறியாளர்கள் தரப்பில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டது.அதன் படி 1983ல் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்., உத்தரவுப்படி அன்றைய மதுரைமேயர் பட்டுராஜன் தலைமையிலான குழு 1983 ல் கேரள முதல்வர் கருணாகரனை சந்தித்து பேச்சுவார்த்தை நடத்தினர். சாதகமான சூழல் நெருங்கிய போது, எம்.ஜி.ஆர்., உடல்நிலை பாதிக்கப்பட்டதால் திட்டம் கிடப்பில் போனது. அவருக்கு பின் வந்தவர்கள் கல்லாறு திட்டத்தை கையில் எடுக்கவில்லை. மதுரையின் தற்போதைய சூழலுக்கு கல்லாறு திட்டம் கை கொடுக்கும் என்பதால் தமிழக அரசு அதற்கான முயற்சிகளையும் தொடங்கலாம்.

புதிது வேண்டாம்... இருப்பதே போதும்!

மதுரைக்கு மாற்று குடிநீர் திட்டம் கொண்டு வர புதிய சிந்தனையும், கூடுதல் செலவும் தேவையில்லை. இருக்கும் நீர் நிலைகளை பயன்படுத்தினாலே மதுரையின் குடிநீர் தேவையை பூர்த்தி செய்துவிடலாம். தலைநகர் சென்னைக்கு தேவையான நீரை அங்குள்ள ஏரிகளில் தான் பெறுகின்றனர்.அதுபோல் மதுரையில் உள்ள வண்டியூர், செல்லுார், மாடக்குளம் கண்மாய்களை துார்வாரி குடிநீர் ஆதாரமாக பயன்படுத்தினால் தேவையை விட கூடுதலாக நீர் பெறலாம். இதை செயல்படுத்த அதிகாரிகளுக்கு மனமில்லை. மீண்டும் ஒருமுறை குடிநீர் பஞ்சத்தில் சிக்கினால் அதற்கு முழுப்பொறுப்பு அதிகாரிகள் மட்டுமே.

http://www.dinamalar.com/news_detail.asp?id=1049138

Why cant state govt act on this issue? Why they are keeping quiet? Is it because it is something to do with Madurai and not madras or srirangam? : firing:
 #11688  by ananth
 August 20th, 2014, 10:20 am
Lack of facilities keep women away from industrial park

The industrial cluster allocated specially for women nearby Kappalur industrial estate in Madurai district is in a shambles. Basic facilities like road, water and street light are still a distant dream for the women entrepreneurs. Without street lights, the women workers refuse to come to the units as they would have to walk back home in the dark.

The women's industrial park - a first in the state - was inaugurated eight years ago. Around 80 plots were allocated for women of which many are yet to be occupied. Work gets over here by 7pm and street lights and security are indispensable for the women workers.

At least 500 women are employed in the estate. The estate has units making biscuits, rubber and plastic products, PVC pipes and soaps. The entrepreneurs say most units face a labour shortage of 20 per cent. "New workers often don't continue for more than two days. Despite being located near Koothiyarkundu, a residential area, people from the area are afraid of coming here to work. Street lights are the need of the hour," said a woman entrepreneur requesting anonymity.

"We have represented many times with the electricity department but no action has been taken so far to set the problem right. All this is threatening production and affecting our business," said another entrepreneur.

"There has not been any untoward incident in the area so far. However, workers have to be cautious every time they cross the estate until they reach the main road. There are Tasmac shops nearby. Many people get drunk and loiter around," said J Amirtham, an employee from a soap manufacturing unit.

There is little police presence that can be reassuring for women workers. The entrepreneurs say a police post is necessary to make workers feel secure.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city ... 439238.cms
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