Request for assistance from PSDF for thermal power plant turned down

Samithy to hold talks with Chief Minister

It appears to be yet another wasted monsoon for the State. The State government and local self-government institutions have done precious little to conserve the monsoon rain received this year.

IPPAI Conference,April 10 - Ancillary Services, New Technology and Alternate options

Moves afoot to form task force under the Revenue Department. The Industries Department is understood to have mooted a proposal for constituting a task force under the Mining and Geology Department to check the exploitation and transportation of metals and minerals.

Part of initiative to tackle power crisis in the State

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is charting out an action plan for extensively exploiting the solar energy potential to tackle the power crisis gripping the State. Official sources told The Hindu here that a high-level expert panel appointed by the board is holding weekly meetings to scrutinise the successful models set up in different parts of the country for preparing a detailed project report by mid-November. As a proven technology, it has been envisaged to adopt the solar technology at present and then move on to other sources like wind and tidal power in due course.

Water bodies in Kerala, be they public ponds or public drains, are filled with waste of all conceivable variety round the year. During summer, the waste dumps in the water bodies dry up, leaving nothing but paste-like substance in which mosquitoes breed. Come rains and they hamper the free flow of water, thereby causing flooding in the areas abutting the water bodies.