KALPETTA: The leaders of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Farmers' Welfare Committee (WWLSFWC) and Wayanad Prakruthi Samrakshana Samithi, an environmental organisation in the district, have welcomed the decision of the empowerment committee of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for implementing the rehabilitation of the trapped farming communities inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Organisation for Civil Rights Protection Kerala has urged the Chief Secretary, the Director-General of Police and the Transport Commissioner to intervene to check the violation of noise pollution norms and to enforce the provisions of the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules.

The organisation, in a memorandum to the officials, said the State was lagging behind

KALPETTA: After a three-decade long battle, the farming communities living inside the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary is getting freedom from the man-animal conflict.

The empowerment committee of the Central Ministry of Environment and Minister of Forests has given a green signal for the rehabilitation of the trapped farming communities, including tribes men.

The Centre informed the State Forest

PALAKKAD: The Core Committee formed to regulate the sale of sand mined from the Malampuzha, Chulliyar and Walayar dams has reported sale of sand costing Rs.11.70 crore and expenditure of over Rs.6 crore towards mining and transporting.

The Kerala government will seek underwater scanning of the upstream side of the Mullaperiyar dam using remote-operated sensitive cameras, before the empowered committee of the Supreme Court.

Minister for Water Resources N.K.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: DYFI secretary T.V. Rajesh has asked the government to put an immediate end to use of Endosulfan in the plantations in Idukki.

In a statement here on Monday, Mr. Rajesh alleged that Endosulfan was being used in the State under other brand names even after the State government banned it.

The Kerala Festivals Coordination Committee organised an elephant parade, with more than a dozen elephants, and a march here on Monday in protest against the recommendations of the Elephant Task Force.

Speaking after inaugurating the programme at the Thekkinkadu Maidan, Babu M. Pallissery, MLA, alleged that the recommendations of the Mahesh Rangarajan panel was based on wrong assumptions.

The Kerala Swathantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation (KSMTF) has written to Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh stating that the fishing community in the State totally rejected the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2010. The letter was sent to the Union Minister on November 5.


KOCHI: The conference on climate change and environment that concluded at Cochin University of Science and Technology on Tuesday suggested concerted efforts by the various stakeholders to check the increasing impact of climate change across the globe.

In his presentation on the role played by self-government institutions in addressing climate change, P. K.