Solution lies in concerted effortsby government and society, says expert

People threaten to intensify agitation

Local residents are protesting against acid pollution from a jewellery manufacturing unit at Cheruvathery, near here.

Following the allegation that the Karivannur drinking water project is unnecessary and not feasible when there is sufficient water in Peechi reservoir, the Corporation has decided to appoint an exp

Thrissur city is reeling under an acute water crisis. All wells, ponds and water sources in and around the city have either gone dry or filled up by real estate sharks. There is already a fall in water supply and the situation is bound to deteriorate during summer.

In this grim situation, an interesting success story of rainwater harvesting in Kolazhy, a village in the district, could serve as an inspiration to the Thrissur Corporation. The soil in the village, located just 6 km away from the city, is loamy on the top and has a laterite carpet at the bottom. The average depth of the wells here is nine metres from the ground level.

Plastic carrybags below 40 microns is banned

The Thrissur Corporation is still grappling with the challenge of enforcing a ban on plastic carry bags in the city. The City Corporation declared a ban on plastic carrybags below thickness of 40 microns from July 1, 2011, with a promise to rid the city of the plastic menace. But with just a month away from the first anniversary of the ban, not a single street is seen without the litter of plastic carrybags.

Initiate measures to restore biodiversity: panel
Panchayats asked to maintain seed banks

Thrissur: The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) has called for banning farming with chemical fertilizers in the ecologically-sensitive areas in the Western Ghats.

The WGEEP, which is holding a three-day meeting here, said organic farming should be promoted in a big way in the Western Ghats.