Munrothuruthu (‘Munroe Island’) is a place renowned for continuous settlement, in the Kollam district of Kerala. The Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami of 2004 triggered this major problem. The island is located at confluence of the Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River. Low lying regions of the island are facing progressive settlement which has become pronounced since the occurrence of Tsunami. The area has been affected by upward seepage of saline water during High Tide events, denoting the axial lowering of land mass.

Alternative water supply schemes to be ready within a year

The State government has made an allocation of Rs.24.8 crore for conserving and protecting the Sasthamcotta freshwater lake. The declaration was made by Additional Chief Secretary V.J. Kurien in the presence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a meeting held at Sasthamcotta on Friday.

Unscientific disposal of sewage and pesticide residue from farmlands have contributed to organic pollution and chemical contamination of surface and groundwater resources in four river basins acros

The district administration will prepare a comprehensive action plan for the conservation of the Pampa, Manimala, Achenkovil, and Kallada rivers which course through the district, District Collecto

KOLLAM: Even as it is feared that Sasthamcotta Lake is shrinking to death, a recent study by the Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) brings the relief that the State's largest freshwater lake is not in danger of extinction.

The study submitted to the State government shows that water level of the lake fell to alarming levels in 2004 and 2009.

The indiscriminate and illicit sand mining in the four rivers of Pathanamthitta district over the past two decades has created serious environment and ecological problems thanks to the lukewarm attitude of the authorities concerned in taking action against the violators.