The State Government is seeking to know whether the proposed Kudankulam-Madakkathara transmission line could be swapped for a capacity boost-up of an existing 220-KV line.

The Union government has included Idukki in the National Tourism Circuit and a project has been proposed to arrange basic facilities in the main tourism spots in the district, P.T.

The expert committee on the feasibility of an alternative route for the Piravom Water Supply scheme is understood to have reached the conclusion that the original route would be the ideal one for t

The project, which is expected to increase the drinking water supply to Kochi and neighbouring local bodies, is hanging fire due to the dispute over the route for laying the pipelines. The local bodies of Piravam, Mulanthuruthy and Edakattuvayal had earlier objected to cutting open the main road connecting Piravam and Ernakulam for laying the supply pipelines. They had also suggested an alternative route for laying the pipes. The proposal to cut open the road had also ignited widespread protests.

KOCHI: With the increasing spread of water borne viral diseases in the state, social activist Mukesh Jain's novel initiative of setting up solar water heaters in schools of the state is in demand. It has also got the approval of the government and education department.

Setting a model in decentralised waste treatment, the Thrikkakara Residents' Association Apex Council (TRAAC) has joined hands with the Thrikkakara municipality to install biopots to treat biodegradable waste in individual households.

KOCHI: The expert team which looked into the spreading of Hepatitis-A at Varappetty and Kuttampuzha areas in Ernakulam district has submitted its report blaming contaminated toddy for the outbrea

Coming out strongly against the Coca-Cola sponsored potable water programme former Forest Minister Benoy Viswom has said the model of Foreign Direct Investment put forward by the Coca-Cola company is not at all acceptable.
“A company which has destroyed the water of an entire land is now promising to sponsor drinking water,” he said at the protest march held at Panampilly Nagar against the Coca-Cola sponsored drinking water programme.

KOCHI: Good tidings await farmers and their livestock. The dairy development department has introduced its first ever highest yielding fodder variety CG-3 in Ernakulam that is garnering interest in the agricultural industry.

The Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with Rajagiri Outreach, jointly organised a workshop on ‘Waste Management in Kerala.'

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