Work on dam across Siruvani river was stopped in 1989

Kerala proposed to revive work on a dam across the Siruvani river in Palakkad district to draw the water the State was eligible to take from the Bhavani basin under the Kaveri Tribunal award, Minister for Water Resources P.J. Joseph told the Assembly on Thursday. He stated this in reply to a submission from Congress MLA Ramesh Chennithala. He said a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister recently took the decision to build the dam across the Siruvani river for the Attappady Irrigation Scheme, which was conceived way back in the 1970s.

The tribal and some other organizations of Attappady here on Wednesday have rejected Government offer to return 85.21 acres of land encroached by multinational windmill companies and the income from two windmills constructed in it.

 Persons tested positive for the disease will be issued ‘Red Card,' while carriers will the issued ‘Blue Card.' The Health Department authorities said this would help the doctors to identify the tribal people affected by the disease quickly when they go to hospital with some other health problems.

Kerala Minister for Water Resources P.J. Joseph said a Ministerial-level talk between Kerala and Tamil Nadu would be held soon on the renewal of the inter-State Parambikulam Aliyar Project (PAP) to resolve the long-standing issues on sharing the waters of Periyar, Chalakudipuzha and Bharathapuzha.

Addressing journalists after a review meeting of projects under his Ministry here on Friday, Mr.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State may soon be pioneering another revolutionary project in the renewable energy sector, offering economic benefits to the tribal community of the Attappady hills, Paul Antony, Principal Secretary (Power), said here on Thursday.

He was speaking at a reception given to

A reconnaissance survey was undertaken to assess the responses of ground insect communities to habitat restoration efforts in the Attappady hills, Western Ghats. Diversity patterns of various ground insect assemblages such as ants, beetles, etc. were compared across an age trajectory of restored sites. The diversity of these assemblages was correlated with age trajectory

Forest Minister Benoy Viswom inaugurating the Silent Valley-Siruvani eco-tourism scheme at a function held at Mukkali in Attappadi on Tuesday.

PALAKKAD: The 25th anniversary of the declaration of the Silent Valley as a national park will be observed on an international scale throughout the State in November this year, said Forest Minister Benoy Viswom.