KOCHI: It was three months ago that the State Government decided to open an office for the Kochi Metro Rail project.

KOCHI: Shrimp farming is a means of livelihood for thousands of Keralites residing along the state

The paper attempts to study the Indigenous Technical Knowledge of the fisher folk of fishing villages, Maruvakkad and Mallipuram belonging to Chellanam and Elankunnapuzha Panchayats, respectively of Palluruthy and Vypeen Block, Ernakulam.

KOCHI: Finally, the signal has turned green for the Metro Rail project. With the Government allotting Rs 50 lakh for the office work of the project, the controversial office space provided by the GCDA (Greater Cochin Development Authority) to EMRC (Ernakulam Metro Rail Corporation) will soon see some action.

KOCHI: The Parliamentary sub committee on Water Resources headed by Rajapathy Sambasiva Rao has found that the 130 year-old Mullaperiyar Dam is posing a threat to the lives of around 30 lakh people living in Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam districts.

KOCHI: The Ernakulam Sessions Court prohibited the dumping of waste at Padiyath Basin waste collection yard of the Kochi Corporation near the Convent Junction.

The order was issued by Sessions Court Judge D Pappachan on a petition filed by Friends of Environment secretary D B Binu and Mohammedkunj of Noor Masjid.

The petition has pointed out that the Corporation had been dumping the waste in a place which is adjacent to St Teresa's College, St Mary's Church, hospital and Law College.

Babu K Peter | ENS Kochi

THE Sabari Rail project is all set to chug into history. After 14 years of surveys and discussions, it is a NO for the project. The Environment Impact Assessment study jointly conducted by the Kerala Forest Research Institute in association with Kerala State Biodiversity Board termed the project as "unviable and superfluous."

"Price rise' is not just an urban, big city phenomenon as some sections of the political class would like to claim. Inflation is burning a hole in pockets of residents of smaller towns across the country from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh to Ernakulum in Kerala.

A study was conducted in Eloor Industrial Area of Ernakulam district of Kerala to assess the level of environmental pollution by pesticide manufacturing factories in this region. Samples like blood, urine, dung and milk were collected from cattle belonging to this area and were analysed for DDT residues using the Gas Liquid Chromatography.

The bulk milk-cooler units that have been established in the district with the aim of ensuring the quality of milk will be inaugurated by Kerala Minister for Food and Civil Supplies C. Divakaran at the Kozhipalli Milk Producers' Cooperative Society on Friday. The units have been installed under the Clean Milk Production Programme of the Union government, said T.P. Marcose, chairman of the Ernakulam Regional Cooperative Milk Producers' Union, while addressing mediapersons at the Ernakulam Press Club on Thursday. "The Centre had sanctioned Rs. 2.2 crore to the district for the scheme. Under this, freshly-taken milk will be stored in the coolers that have been installed at different cooperative societies, thus ensuring the purity of milk. Seventy per cent of the milk produced in Ernakulam will be stored in these coolers that have generator back-up. Societies will also be given computers and electronic-weighing machines. Milma will bear the cost of maintaining the coolers.' The function will also see the inauguration of the marketing of a cost-effective milking machine developed by a society member.

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