KOCHI: With 11 municipalities and a municipal corporation, Ernakulam tops the list of the most urbanised districts in Kerala with 68.07 percent of its residents living in urban areas, according to Census 2011 findings.

Of the total population of 32,79,860 in the coastal district, 22,32,564 live in urban areas, according to the Directorate of Census Operations, Kerala.

KOCHI: With the communicable diseases like malaria spreading in the district, the authorities with the Health Department are planning a slew of measures targeting the migrant labourers here.

Though the cases of malaria have been on the rise in the district since 2000, the authorities are unable to put in place proper measures to contain the disease.

On Tuesday, seven cases of malaria were

Plan to use plastic as fuel in high temperature cement kilns
The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) is planning to introduce the use of non-recyclable plastic waste as an alternate fuel in high temperature cement kilns with an aim to make cities plastic-free.

Board Chairman K.

Faced with widespread criticism against its solid waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram, Kochi Corporation has decided to convince the neighbouring civic bodies of the need for a new plant.

Protests are mounting from several neighbouring panchayats and municipalities against the dumping of waste at the plant site and the refusal of the Kochi Corporation authorities to process the waste collected

Efforts to rejuvenate the avian population of central Kerala by providing artificial nests, feed, and improving bird habitats

Conservationists are trying all the tricks up their sleeves to rejuvenate the avian population of central Kerala by providing artificial nests, feed, and improving the bird habitats.

Artificial hideouts for barn owls, pigeon holes atop tall buildings, protection of de

Chandy seeks landowners' cooperation
KOCHI: The State government will give Rs.25 crore of the estimated Rs.78 crore for acquiring land for widening the Padma-Pulleppady-Thammanam-NH Bypass road into a four-lane one.

This was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here on Sunday.

Station building, platform, yard, colour signalling planned
Rs.8 crore allocated to modify signalling system
Rajya Rani Express to be launched by March
MALAPPURAM: The Nilambur Road railway station is set to get a major facelift with the Railways pumping in crores of rupees for it.

Divisional Railway Manager (Palakkad) S.K. Raina told a meeting convened by M.I.

The State government will press the Centre for implementation of the Kochi Metro Rail project on the Chennai or Bangalore model.

A high-level conference, convened by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and attended by E. Sreedharan, Chairman of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), and Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs K.V.

KOCHI: Amidst the flood of projects and norms, rain water harvesting still remain on paper, thanks to the cold shoulder given by the authorities.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plans to demolish Ernakulam North overbridge soon
KOCHI: The State Government's delay in sanctioning funds and in approving the scheme mooted by the Corporation of Kochi to hasten land acquisition, is stifling four-laning of two crucial road corridors in Kochi

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