Abdul Latheef Naha

MALAPPURAM: Sand from the Kadalundi estuary is being mined recklessly and illegally, posing a threat to the bird sanctuary of Kadalundi.

Ornithologists and environmental experts have been warning that disappearance of mudflats in the estuary would lead to destruction of the sanctuary.

Although the Kadalundi panchayat permits mining of sand in a limited way from quite a

Water has an overwhelming impact on all aspects of Kerala's life. Being one of the most densely populated states, a balanced use of water, without jeopardizing long-term sustainability is imperative. Monitoring qualitative changes and identifying factors leading to such changes thus becomes extremely important.