Action initiated against local bodies and industrial units
The State Pollution Control Board has initiated action against local bodies and industrial units found polluting the Periyar River, based on the water quality levels at select monitoring stations.

The Ernakulam Regional Office of the board has asked the Kalamassery Municipality to clean up the Thoombunkal thodu based on the finding that industrial discharge and indiscriminate waste disposal had led to the depletion of oxygen levels at Puthalamkadavu,

KOCHI: The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has cleared the Kochi-Koottanad-Bangalore-Mangalore pipeline project.

Laying of pipelines for carrying regassified LNG (liquefied natural gas) from Puthuvype to Kochi and beyond is on schedule and no hitch is expected, according to GAIL (India) Limited officials here

The drinking water supply augmentation scheme for Edavanakkad and Kuzhipally panchayats remains a non-starter despite the allocation of the funds.

The delay in finalising the Memorandum of Understanding between various government agencies has in turn delayed the scheme by nearly one-and-a-half years.

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.

KOTTAYAM: Union Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar's statement that the 115-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe has not gone down well in Kerala with ruling front ally Kerala Congress (Man

The District Planning Committee has given approval in principle to the project

District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareeth has said that a final version of a district level project, to be included in the comprehensive health programme that will be implemented in the State during the 12th five year plan starting April this year, has been submitted to the government.

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State government to take steps to set up a centralised waste treatment plant for the district. The Bench comprising Justice C.N.

Eight local bodies in Ernakualm district, including the Kochi Corporation and seven municipalities, have failed to renew the authorisation under the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling)

Noxious fumes may trigger ailments: PCB

Burning of plastic waste has become rampant in various parts of Ernakulam district, especially after the authorities initiated action against dumping of solid waste in public places.

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