The three-member expert committee seems to have gone soft on planters and estate owners exempting plantations from ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) which may proves disastrous for ecological con

2,000 Officials Deployed As Part Of Nation-Wide Exercise

A team of 50 forest department officials, scouting for the presence of tigers, entered the dense forests of the Periyar Tiger Reserve on Monday morning and were in the reserve till sun down.

Activists Point Out Loopholes

The expert appraisal committee of ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) gave environmental clearance to the Rs 2,000 crore Aranmula international airport, ignoring key issues such as reclamation of paddy fields, land acquisition, social and cultural disruption of people in an entire locality. Aranumula residents point out that this is one project which has not a got a single supporter from Aranmula.

Will Provide Info On Market-Based Demand, Nutrition Needs Of Vegetables

The state agriculture department is all set to launch a GPS-based service for providing polyhouse farmers accurate information on market-based demand and nutrition needs for vegetables cultivated inside the translucent tents.

The pollution control board has received 45 complaints raising serious concerns against the proposed Vizhinjam port, like impact or changes in shoreline at Vizhinjam, loss of tourism revenue, rehab

Document To Be Submitted To Ministry By Month-End

The Vizhinjam port authorities will submit an addendum to environment impact assessment (EIA) report of the proposed port. It will address the technical and environmental concerns like impact on shoreline at Vizhinjam and Kovalam.

Gadgil Report Included District In Highly Sensitive Areas

“Idukki is a classic case where conservation of green zones and large perennial tree growth that can stop soil erosion, mitigating the risks of landslides,’’ said Madhav Gagdil, the architect of Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP).

Dengue Cases Also On The Rise In The Region

With three more children dying in the last two days, the number of malnutrition related deaths in Attappadi became 33 this year.

There Is A Rise In Number Of Jaundice Cases Reported In The Tribal Block

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has called for suggestions and comments from various stakeholders on the Kasturirangan review committee report that has classified 122 villages in the state as ecosensitive areas along the Western Ghats.

A high-level working group (HLWG) on Western Ghats, chaired by K Kasturirangan, had reviewed the Madhav Gadgil-chaired Western Ghats Experts Ecology Panel (WGEEP) report as all the five states along the Western Ghats had raised objections against the Gadgil report.