Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rajesh Valel Puthuvalil & Others Vs Inland Waterways Authority of India & Others dated 15/07/2014 regarding land acquired at the instance of Inland Waterways Authority of India for the purpose of widening the narrow stretches of National Waterways no.3 at Alappad Village at Karunagappally Taluk of Kollam District.

Kerala's decentralised experience has demonstrated that democracy is more than just balloting. But deepening democracy is a continuous quest for justice and freedom. While participatory democracy has powerful theoretical arguments, its empirical basis continues to be weak. This article explores how far local governance in Kerala has deepened democratic practice and argues that the local governance system in the state needs to be reformed and redefined.

Large open pits left behind after clay mining would cause serious threat to the ecological balance in the locality, says the Kerala high court.

50 MW project to be set up in West Kallada

The first grid-linked 50 MW solar power project will be set up at West Kallada panchayat in Kollam district.

The Ashtamudi Lake in the Kollam District of Kerala lies in between 76.53°and 76.63° longitude and 8.93° and 8.83° latitude. It is a palm-shaped extensive waterbody with eight prominent arms, adjoining the Kollam town. This extensive estuarine system has a length of 16 km with a maximum width of 14 km and maximum depth up to 6.4m covering an area of 64.2 km2. The Ashtamudi Lake has been designated as a Ramsar Site (No.1204) in November 2002 and is also a major tourist place.

With the groundwater in the area fully contaminated from the toxic industrial waste, the land has gone to waste and paddy fields have been deserted.

Hydel plant of 750 kilowatt capacity to come up at Kurissadi

If things go according to the plans of the Energy Management Centre, the Kalakkayam waterfalls, near Palode, will be a source of electricity to the power-starved capital city and to the State at large.

A number of rare bird species -- such as ‘Hair Crested Drongo’, ‘Sand Martin’, a migratory passerine bird known for its continuous twittering song as it soars, the ‘Great Hornbill’ with its promine

Plea for action against KMML for discharging effluents into waterbodies.

Petitioner accused KMML of not following tender norms

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside the contract awarded by Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML) for mining and transportation of mineral sand from Kovilthottam, near Chavara in Kollam, to TVK Constructions Company.