• Mon, Jul 22, 2019
  • Aqua culture farms leave fishers in deep waters
    Hit by a steady decline in the procurement price of marine shrimps meant for export, the fishermen in the southern coast of Tamil Nadu say they would rather keep their boats docked instead of...
    Aqua culture farms leave fishers in deep waters
    According to NJ Bose, president of Rameswaram Port Mechanised Boat Fishermen Association, Ramanathapuram is known for flower shrimp production that largely caters to global consumers. However, in the recent years, the demand has gone down substantially, as exporters prefer L Vannamei that is grown in aqua farms. Due to this, the procurement price of marine shrimp landed on the shores of Rameswaram, Mandapam and Pamban has declined by Rs 40 to Rs 50 a kg, he said. This may go down even further, as the season would go on till July end, Bose added. Four export traders, including one from Kerala, had been determining the market value of marine shrimp. While one kilogram of marine shrimps, about 10 pieces, costs Rs 700, farm shrimp is available at Rs 400. Another factor that drives their choice is availability of farm shrimps throughout the...
  • Ruling party, Oppn tacit pact visible in session, feel observers Ruling party, Oppn tacit pact visible in session, feel observers

    The recently concluded Assembly session, the first after a major election, which was swept by the Opposition, witnessed a rare phenomenon as senior journalists and political observers, who witnessed...

  • Medical profession loses popularity as pay scale fails to satisfy doctors Medical profession loses popularity as pay scale fails to satisfy doctors

    For the past several months, government doctors in the State have been staging protests demanding better wages. They say that their salaries are not on a par with professionals with similar...

  • Mango pulp producers in Krishnagiri face uncertain future Mango pulp producers in Krishnagiri face uncertain future

    Famed for its sweet and juicy mangoes, the Krishnagiri district which once took pride for having maximum number of pulp making units has slipped into a state of deep crisis as the season for ‘king of...

  • Pvt operators may run buses for govt Pvt operators may run buses for govt

    In order to increase the quality of public transport, the Tamil Nadu government is considering a tie-up with private bus operators using Gross Cost Contract (GCC) system, officials said.

  • SR union detains signal engineers in Arakkonam, public safety jeopardised SR union detains signal engineers in Arakkonam, public safety jeopardised

    Train and passenger safety was put in jeopardy on the Chennai – Arakkonam route last week after four senior section engineers (SSE) there were ‘detained’ allegedly by members of SRMU, the sole...

  • Southern districts continue to wait for desalination plants Southern districts continue to wait for desalination plants

    Twelve years after the demand for setting up desalination plants was first raised and six years since the then chief minister J Jayalalithaa announced setting up two plants with 100 million litres a...

  • Memorial for MKT Bhagavathar in Tiruchy a dream come true for fans Memorial for MKT Bhagavathar in Tiruchy a dream come true for fans

    State government’s recent announcement of a Rs 50L manimandapam for South India’s first superstar gains appreciation.

  • City to receive heavy showers this week City to receive heavy showers this week

    The city is expected to receive heavy showers in the coming week as Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) expects favourable wind patterns for Chennai. Also, heavy to very heavy rain is expected at...

  • Rs 1,093 crore for terminal benefits of transport corpn staff Rs 1,093 crore for terminal benefits of transport corpn staff

    The Tamil Nadu government has allocated Rs 1,093 crore as a short term loan to the State transport undertakings, including the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), to settle the terminal benefits...