Union government is copying some of our schemes such as Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Scheme: Jayalalithaa

Montek lauds proposal to set up separate capital development fund

Kerala’s annual Plan for 2013-14 has been fixed at Rs.17,000 crore, which is 21 per cent higher than that for the year 2012-13.
This was decided at a meeting held by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his team with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and his officials here on Monday.

The Rs. 14,000-crore nuclear power project at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu is likely to be commissioned on August 25 if the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) gives its nod for a trial-run by this month-end.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy told The Hindu on Tuesday August 25 was fixed tentatively for commissioning the 1,000-MW first unit, as the AERB’s clearance for a trial-run was in the final stages.

Commission accepts staggered relief payment proposed by State government

The Kerala government has partially complied with the orders of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on payment of compensation to families of those killed due to the effects of pesticide Endosulfan, and those who were physically affected.

Raising the issue during the zero hour in the Lok Sabha on Monday, AIADMK member from Pollachi K. Sugumar said that Karnataka was also trying to divert the flow of the river to its territory depriving of the benefit to Tamil Nadu.

The construction of the check dam and diversion of water of Thenpennai by the Karnataka Government would affect Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Villupuram and Cuddalore districts in his State, he said.Karnataka had not communicated to Tamil Nadu about the proposal and also had not sought its consent.

Maverlikkara (Kerala) Lok Sabha Member Kodikkunnil Suresh has sought allocation of 226 MW of power, which is Kerala's share, from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), whose first unit of 1000 MW will be commissioned in the next few days.

Raising the issue during the zero hour in the House on Friday, he said the State was facing power shortage and against the demand of 3,436 MW Kerala was getting only 3,216 MW leaving a gap of 220 MW. Due to this the State Government had to resort to power cuts.

Move comes after NHRC intervention

Following directions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Punjab Government has banned the manufacture, import and use of carcinogenic pesticides, which according to reports, caused cancer among the small farmers in the Malwa region that consists of Southern districts — Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Mansa.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for reports, within six weeks, from the Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala on reports that a fresh wave of suicide by

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhakam MPs from Tamil Nadu, led by M.

Members of Parliament from Tamil Nadu and Kerala hold protest outside Parliament House