Plan includes walkway by the Meenachil river
Half a dozen tourism projects are being implemented in the district at a cost of Rs. 5 crore by District Tourism Promotion Council this year.

Top on the agenda is the Thazhathangadi Beautification Project, being taken up at a cost of Rs.72.23 lakh. According to Jijo John, secretary of DTPC, the project will be implemented by KITCO and work will commence in a month.

Committee reviews progress of work

The Kerala Water Authority informed an Assembly Committee here on Tuesday that the Alappuzha Drinking Water Project, envisaged to provide drinking water to Alappuzha municipality and eight surrounding panchayats, would be ready for commissioning by 2013.

Health Minister Adoor Prakash said here on Monday that government was ready to extend the comprehensive health plan to all districts of the State from January 15.

Addressing a press conference here, the Minister said that the first phase of the programme had been initiated in Alappuzha district. As the result was found good, preparations were done for extension of the plan to other districts.

The Planning Commission began its intervention in the Rs.1,840-crore Kuttanad Package on Friday with a review visit and observed that the progress so far has not been on expected lines and that the

ALAPPUZHA: Defence Minister A K Antony inaugurated the Rs 491-crore Japan Drinking Water Project at Cherthala, near here, on Tuesday. Antony said that political parties in the state should follow the parties in Tamil Nadu, Bengal and northern states on developmental issues.

They often fight with each other on political issues, but their stance on developmental issues will be unanimous. In our state, over-politicisation has been delaying many projects for decades.

Shops and trading establishments remained closed in Idukki, Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Kottayam districts on Tuesday in response to a call for hartal by Kerala Congress (Mani) and Kerala Congress (Ja

Hartal demanding decommissioning of reservoir total in Idukki district

Kerala saw widespread protests on the Mullaperiyar dam issue on Monday, with people agitating for its decommissioning in five districts and the State capital.

Protests are mounting in Kerala over the Mullaperiyar dam issue.

Draft proposals for formation of authority

The residents of Chellanam are trying to overcome the fate of forever being on the fringes of development priorities by forming a project to tap the tourism potential of their village.