A study carried out by the Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) has reported heavy metal pollution in Vembanad Lake and the rivers emptying into it.

The Vembanad wetland system is straddles Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts. It lies at sea level, and is separated from the Arabian Sea by a narrow barrier island.

KOCHI: The groundwater Department is upbeat as the rain water harvesting programme introduced in the State four years ago has started yielding positive results with the groundwater level in several parts of the district showing signs of improvement. In Ernakulam district, the department had bored 62 observatory wells in the past two years to monitor the groundwater level.

Engineers in Kochi are giving final touches to the 4.62-km-long rail bridge connecting the mainland to the proposed international container transshipment terminal on Vallarpadam island across the Vembanad lake in Ernakulam district of Kerala.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 14.52 percent of the total area in the state is prone to floods. Alappuzha district has been identified as the most flood-prone district and Idukki is the least flood-prone area.

KOCHI: The draft plan of Ernakulam District Panchayat worth Rs 23.85 crore for the current financial year was presented at the development seminar held here on Monday.

As per the draft, Rs 12.02 crore has been allocated for projects under the general category and Rs 7.06 crore for special component projects.

KOCHI: What is the first and foremost requirement to start the work of the Metro Rail project? It

KOCHI: The district administration

KOCHI: Kerala is targeting fish production in 10,000 hectares through the Matsya Keralam project in inland areas, said Fisheries Minister S Sarma. Matsya Keralam has succeeded in making fish production a people

KOCHI: Clogged drains and overflowing road. Filth and squalor. Karshka Road in the heart of the city is a dirt hotspot. Located bang behind the city

Birds no more: Eight bird species have vanished from the 25 sq km Salim Ali sanctuary in Ernakulam district, Kerala, said a study by Nirmala College in Ernakulam. Changes in their environment, teak plantations for example, may have caused this. The study also recorded the number of bird species increased from 132 in the 1930s to 238 in the sanctuary. This included wetland species that