Thursday, July 28, 2011

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chennai, Coimbatore toppers in literacy rate - DC

While the literacy rate and sex ratio in Chennai, Coimbatore and Kanyakumari are favourable, Cuddalore, Ariyalur and Villupuram continue to be backward districts in these parameters and in urbanisation.
In the case of urban literates, Chennai and Coimbatore recorded the highest numbers, 3.85 million and 2.12 million, said Mr S. Gopala Krishnan, director of census operations at a press conference here on Tuesday. The highest number of rural literates was recorded in Villupuram (1.83 million).
Similarly, the child sex ratio in the state has marginally increased from 942 in 2001 to 946 in 20011. In rural areas, it has increased from 933 to 937 and in urban areas, from 955 to 957. The Nilgiris (979) recorded the highest growth while Cuddalore (878) recorded the lowest child sex ratio in rural areas.
Meanwhile Ariyalur recorded the lowest child sex ratio in urban areas. While the trend of male literacy rate surpassing the female literacy rate is still prevalent, female literacy is now growing and the gap between the male and female literary rates in the state has come down to 12.95 points.
The gap is 16.56 points in rural areas and 9.16 in urban areas with Kanyakumari ranking first both in rural and urban literacy rates. Pudukottai and Sivagangai had the highest male literacy rate in the state and Dharmapuri and Salem recorded the lowest figures for female literary rates, said Mr Krishnan and added that more details were awaited.
Referring to the neighbouring districts of Tiruvallur and Kancheeepuram, Corporation commissioner Mr D. Karthikeyan said that the density in these districts had increased due to urbanisation.
Talking about the ongoing census operations he said that the process of collecting biometric details from the public like fingerprints and cornea reading was underway in Trichy and Villupuram and similar operations would begin across the state shortly.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

CII focuses on CBE Development - The Hindu

Confederation of Indian Industry, Coimbatore, (CII) has identified nine main needs of the city and will focus on developing these requirements this year.
Its chairman Ravi Sam toldThe Hinduhere on Thursday that the demands would be submitted to the State Government officials.
The city lacked on entertainment front and hence, the CII had mooted establishing a museum, a park and cleaning of the water bodies.
The museum should be an interactive centre and located within the city. Instead of developing a new building, an existing one could be renovated, he suggested. About 80 acres of land in the prison premises should be developed into a park.
The water bodies should be cleaned, bunds should be strengthened and walking tracks should be created around these water bodies. The CII was willing to work with the Government in developing these facilities.
The Confederation would join hands with all other associations here and press for a Greater Coimbatore Development Authority.
There was an immediate need to kick-start growth, he said.
Internal security was another area of concern. With increase in number of migrant workers, especially from other States, the police should co-ordinate with the industry to issue identity cards to these workers.
A system should be developed to ensure seamless flow of information to the police on developments in each neighbourhood. Industries and educational institutions could also help in creating awareness on use of helmets.
The city needs better train connectivity with Pollachi, Tirupur and Palakkad and more trains to Bangalore. The CII representatives would represent this demand to the Union Government. It would also take efforts to ensure the Tidel Park takes off on a large-scale.
The city needed more flyovers and rail bridges and this would be another area of focus, he said.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kovai Hills' township to be launched by 2011-TOI

The frenetic pace of real estate activity in the suburbs is attracting some big ticket investments. Rakindo Developers is developing Kovai Hills', an integrated township at Kovaipudur near the city. The launch of the project is planned for end-2011.

Rakindo has also launched its budget apartment project Orchids' at Kovaipudur. It is offering flats with 650-1600 sqft space. The phase-1 of the project, which would have 300 units, has been fully booked and would be ready for delivery by 2012, said Prashant Koneru, CEO, Rakindo Developers.

While Kovai Hills Golf Academy with a 9-hole par-3 golf course is ready, the 18-hole championship golf course would be completed by the end of 2011. Rakindo has tied up with Erode-based CS Academy, which would build a CBSE school in the township. It would also develop a 60-acre sports village within the township and is tying up with the Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academy.

Rakindo, a joint venture between Rakeen, owned by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, and Trimex, a minerals mining group, is investing Rs 1,000 crore on the integrated 1,000-acre township project.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011