A BILL further to amend the Kerala Forest Act,1961. This Act may be called the Kerala Forest (Amendment) Act, 2008.

Safety, environment and revenue to the Government are the order of preference considered while preparing the Mineral Policy. Measures will be continued for checking unauthorized mining stocking and transportation of minerals. Steps will be taken for necessary amendment of the Kerala
Minor Mineral Concession Rules

The goal of Kerala Disaster Management Policy is to institute structures and systems and to establish directive principles for effective disaster risk and crisis management in order to minimise human, property, environment and livelihood losses and to contribute to the sustainability of development and better standards of living for poor and vulnerable sections.

Provision of adequate infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustained growth of economy and inherent to such growth is the need to ensure cost-effective movement of people and goods. An efficient road infrastructure is therefore an essential requirement. Over the successive five year plans, investment in road infrastructure has been increasing progressively in the state.

The major objectives of this policy are to: adopt integrated and multi-sectoral approach for planning, development and management of water resources; consider micro watersheds as the basic unit for the conservation and optimal utilization of water resources for achieving resources sustainability; integrate the problems and prospects of water resource systems by considering river basin as the basic unit; emphasize the importance of comprehensive watershed conservation and management plan, water quality management plan, long-term sub-basin and river basin operation and monitoring plan and state

The Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Policy for Kerala puts forth the concept of 'knowledge commons' and 'commons licence' for traditional knowledge. The policy says that all traditional knowledge, including traditional medicine, must belong to the domain of "knowledge commons" and not to public domain. The system should be introduced through legal arrangements. While community or family custodians will have rights to knowledge that belonged to them, the rest of the traditional knowledge will belong to Kerala State.

Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) has been launched in Kerala with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) covering 5 major cities in Kerala namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Kozhikode & Thrissur. The 5 cities have been grouped into two packages, namely Package-1

This document provides a framework within which simultaneously conservation and development activities can be achieved with a view to maximize the quality of life for every one in the levels in the State, optimizing the ecological load on the natural systems as well as building up the State

Environmental effects of aerial spraying of Endosulphan at the Cashew plantations of Kasaragod District is a burning issue during the past few years and now also in Kerala. Endosulphan aerial spraying was done in Kasaragod District by Plantation Corporation during the last 24 years.

The Plantation Corporation of Kerala Ltd (PCK) has been resorting to aerial spraying of the pesticide endosulfan for about 2 decades, 2 to 3 times an year, in 4696 ha of cashew plantation owned by it in Kasaragod district of Kerala for the control of tea-mosquito bug.  From 1979, there have been press reports on health abnormalities in the region adjoining the plantation.

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