To check organised crime that endangers environment and public health

e-waste, considered hazardous, is fast becoming a goldmine for educational institutions in the district, as they are making a steady income out of it, thanks to a novel programme launched by the St

The corporation, on a mission to address the problem, proposes a panel of experts to chalk out a policy

Now, Kochiites know the reason for their parking woes.

Lack scientific collection and disposal system to deal with the menace

The Public Work Department’s (PWD) novel initiative to add plastic as a component in surfacing roads is unlikely to be a panacea for civic bodies with the majority of them lacking scientific collection and disposal system to deal with the ever increasing menace of plastic waste.

Presence of E.coli bacteria has reached dangerous levels in ground water

According to a survey, faecal intrusion has made ground water in the district unfit for human consumption. A sample survey of well water conducted by the District Suchitwa Mission (DSM) reveals that presence of E.coli bacteria has reached dangerous levels in ground water.

Environmentalists have welcomed the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) order staying sand mining on river beds without environmental clearance.

Plans are afoot to set up twin facilities for the scientific treatment and disposal of biomedical waste in the city.

Despite being a hub of health care facilities (HCFs) generating increasingly large quantities of biomedical waste, Kochi does not have a dedicated treatment and disposal facility. The city now depends on the one run by IMAGE (Indian Medical Association Goes Eco-friendly) at Palakkad.
At present, the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility set up by the Kerala chapter of IMA in 2003 handles the biomedical waste generated by its member HCFs across the State.

Even as Thrikkakara attracts more people on account of its rising profile as the Information Technology hub, the municipal authorities are grappling with rising solid waste generation it entails.

However, the municipal authorities are talking in different voices when it comes to waste management, which was visible during the recent Budget.
In the introductory remarks to the Budget, municipal chairman P.I. Mohammadali expressed hope of getting a solid waste treatment plant off the block during the 2013-14 fiscal itself.

An acute scarcity of fresh water is staring the district in the face, according to the results of a monthly study conducted by the district groundwater department.

The study, which assessed the water level in 63 observation wells, indicates that the failure of monsoon and overall rainfall deficit has led to an alarming depletion in the groundwater table in the district. V. Prasannan, district officer, Groundwater Department, said over the past month the groundwater table at many points in the district had dropped by more than a metre.

The green concept by the firm has a larger goal of addressing issues like energy conservation

How about earning credit points for using public transport that besides promoting go-green initiatives makes one’s travel and shopping cheaper? If everything falls in place, this will be a reality from January for lakhs of commuters using public transport daily.