World Rivers Day is being observed today

Even as World Rivers Day is observed on Sunday, the Central Travancore region, comprising Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and parts of Alappuzha, is fast becoming a graveyard of rivers and natural streams owing to indiscriminate sand-mining, encroachments, and pollution.

Nudged by the Supreme Court to act against Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations in Vembanad Lake, the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority has decided to find out who all have transgressed

Just like wildlife and bird sanctuaries for conserving threatened land and avian species, the state will soon have four dedicated fish sanctuaries for preserving endangered and vulnerable native fi

The National Institute of Virology's unit in Kerala has detected and confirmed through full genome sequencing the evidence of a new strain of West Nile Virus (WNV) and its association with human cases in India.

The virus, transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes, can cause a fatal neurological disease in humans.

The public works department on Wednesday got administrative sanction to install 10 women-friendly e-toilets each at all government medical colleges in the state.

Central project sanctioned by 13th Finance Commission.

Cases Registered Against 33; Show-Cause Notices Served To Over 2000

The state health department has served show cause notices to 2,333 people, as well as registered 33 cases against those who have been violating the basic hygiene norms in their surroundings, paving way for spread of diseases.

Experts have pointed out the need to set up an environmental surveillance centre for Vembanad lake with statutory powers to check the increasing pollution in the lake.

Health Policy To Be Out For Debate Today

The health policy prepared by a panel of experts has recommended a complete reorganization of the government health system by introducing primary care providers along the lines of the family physician concept. The policy, which would be released for public debate on Saturday, points out the inadequacy of the presentday primary health care system to respond to certain challenges such as non-communicable diseases, mental health issues and geriatric care.

A large number of people participated in a protest chain organised by the Matsya Thozhilali Federation (AITUC) demanding abandoning of the sea plane project, in Muhamma near here on Wednesday.

The participants included fishermen and other workers and people's representatives. AITUC State general secretary Kanam Rajendran inaugurated the protest. He said that the government was trying to hand over wet lands and lakes to private companies by arranging infrastructure there by spending money from public exchequer.