THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Union Minister of State for Agriculture K. V. Thomas' statement that studies had not shown any links between Endosulfan and health problems affecting the population of 11 villages of Kasaragod district had drawn criticism from several quarters.

Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan said that it was unbecoming of the Union Minister to have made such a statement.

Alternative strategy in the drive to achieve food security
Ksheeraganga has a subsidy component of Rs.9 crore
Plan to produce an additional 135 lakh litres of milk a year

Thiruvananthapuram: Decades back, buffaloes ambling along the city roads used to be a regular sight.

Enraged:DYFI activists taking out a march in protest against Union Minister for State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas in Kasaragod on Tuesday.

Kasaragod: Union Minister of State for Agriculture K.V.

Thiruvananthapuram: The National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) and the Kerala Swathanthra Malsyathozhilaly Federation (KSMTF) are embarking on an agitation against the Centre's draft notification on the Coastal Regulation Zone 2010.

In a memorandum submitted to the President, Prime Minister, UPA chairperson and the Minister for Environment and Forests, the organisations pointed out that the draft no

Two endemic fish varieties - catfish and eel - are feared to have disappeared from the Pampa.

No individuals of these species have landed in the nets of fishermen for the last three years triggering suspicion of their population loss.

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R. Wendy Strahm says World Heritage inscription is really about identifying which sites are the best of the best.
KOCHI: The Western Ghats have

Demand falls as synthetic vanilla continues to be widely used in food items
The bridge linking Maradu and Thripunithurathat is nearing completion.
MUVATTUPUZHA: In the absence of support from the State and Central governments, vanilla farmers in the State are neck deep in crisis.

Though many value-added products can be made from natural vanilla, farmers are finding the going tough since synth

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a ban on the production and use of Endosulfan.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister said that the sufferings caused by the aerial spraying of the pesticide on the estates of the Plantation Corporation of Kerala were continuing despite the ban on its use there.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Research conducted by experts connected with the Kerala Medical Journal, a scientific publication of the Indian Medical Association State branch, has shown that the prevalence of contagious and non-contagious skin diseases is alarmingly high in urban schools in Kerala.

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