KOTTAYAM: The Rubber Board has decided to grant financial assistance to set up demonstration plots for soil protection and water harvesting in small holdings.

According to a release, the scheme intends to set up such demonstration plots in a total area of 1,000 hectares, spread over traditional and non-traditional rubber areas other than Northeast during 2010-11.

Initiation of breast feeding in the first hour of delivery is not happening.

KOCHI: Faulty feeding habits and low levels of exclusive breast feeding for children up to six months have resulted in increasing malnutrition in children below three years.

Speaking to press persons during the first State conference of the Indian Public Health Association on Saturday, Satish Kumar, Chief of the Fie


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Foreign countries are keenly watching the development of launch vehicle technology in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which has made notable achievements in aerospace technology, S.

Say it does not protect fishing communities or environment

Thiruvananthapuram: The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) and the Kerala Swathanthra Matsya Thozhilali Federation (KSMTF) have come out against the draft CRZ Notification 2010 put up on the web site of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

A press note quoting Matanhy Saldanha, chairperson, NFF, and T.

Thiruvananthapuram: The City Corporation has released Rs.2 crore to the suburban Vilappilsala panchayat for modernisation of its drinking water scheme.

Mayor C. Jayan Babu handed over a cheque for the amount to the Kerala Water Authority on Monday.

ALAPPUZHA: The much-awaited Alappuzha Drinking Water Project, expected to bring succour to the district headquarters where drinking water is a perennial scarcity, is turning out to be fodder for a hot political confrontation just ahead of the local governing body elections.

The project, originally estimated to cost Rs.151.94 crore and to be implemented with Central assistance under the Urban In

PALAKKAD: The Wildlife Protection Society has urged Forest Minister Benoy Viswam to implement a

For protection of elephant population

Report submitted to Union Ministry for Environment

Seeks proper maintenance of elephant corridors

KOCHI: The Elephant Task Force has recommended the acquisition of defunct estates in the heart of the elephant habitat in the Periyar-Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) for the conservation and protection of the elephant population.

The task fo

Plan prepared by district panchayat

Inputs from an expert seminar held in June

Kozhikode: The significance of protecting ponds and lakes, man-made or natural, and to make use of them for irrigation and drinking water purposes have been emphasised in the development guideline