A 47-day annual ban on fishing will come into force from April 15. In a release on Friday, K. Natesa Pillai, Assistant Director of Fisheries, said that mechanised boats would not be permitted to venture into sea.
Bacteria attack hits
Bacterial disease has been a major problem in groundnut in Pudukottai, Aranthangi, and Kundrandarkovil blocks. With a view to checking the incidence of the disease, an awareness programme was organised by a team of scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vamban, on Thursday. Led by R.P. Gnanamalar, Professor and Head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, an interactive session was held with farmers. S. Mathiyazhagan and R. Manimekalai explained the symptoms of the disease which first attacked the leaves. They suggested the remedial measures. It would affect the brinjal, tomato, and other horticultural crops in the vicinity.
Ugadi festival was celebrated under the auspices of Pudukottai District Naidugal Sangam here on Friday. C. Venkatasubbu, president, presided over the function. A. Janarthanam, vice-president, read out a report. V. Govindarajan delivered a special lecture and gave away cash awards to students who won the top rank in the public examinations held last March or April.