ALAPPUZHA: The Kerala Water Authority (KWA)-Alappuzha division has submitted a fresh proposal to the State Government for setting up three Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants, water tubes and demanding provisions for laying new water pipelines and taking out maintenance works of water tanks in the Alappuzha municipality.

The abandoned foot overbridge near Kotthuvaalchavadi bridge.
Sajimon P S

ALAPPUZHA: At a time when there is a clamour for foot overbridges in many parts of the state, here in Alappuzha many foot overbridges erected across the town canals at the cost of lakhs of rupees, have been rendered useless after being 'abandoned' by the people.

Sajimon P S

ALAPPUZHA: It's the same old story of development projects going off track, or not getting off the ground at all, due to official apathy. The latest one is about the canal-cleaning project meant to drain out the waste-clogged town canals.

NEDUMBASSERY: A bird-watchers

ALAPPUZHA: Sea erosion and rain have wreaked havoc in various parts of the coastal district for the last two days. Several families on the coasts of Thumboli, Arattupuzha, Purakkad and other areas are reeling under the threat of evacuation with the sea inching closer to their houses.

ALAPPUZHA: Setting up of a scientific waste treatment plant in Alappuzha is a long-standing demand of the people here and the candidates for the Lok Sabha, Assembly and local self-government polls have never fallen behind in showering promises to solve the garbage menace in the town.

Thiruvananthapuram: The People

ALAPPUZHA: Large quantities of sand, mined from the Vembanadu lake during the dredging of the Kollam-Kottappuram Inland Waterway-III at Thanneermukkom, is alleged to have been illegally transported to various places inside and outside the State.

A study carried out by the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) has reported heavy metal pollution in Vembanad Lake and the rivers emptying into it.

The Vembanad wetland system is straddles Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts. It lies at sea level, and is separated from the Arabian Sea by a narrow barrier island.

ALAPPUZHA: The ATREE, in association with the All- Kerala Houseboat Owners' Association, has organised a lake cleaning campaign on Thursday in the Punnamada lake and and the nearby canals.