Anti-nuclear activists under the aegis of Solidarity Council supporting Kudankulam anti-nuclear movements began a vehicle march to Kudankulam from here on Sunday morning.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the media after the Cabinet meeting on Monday that experts, who had examined the outbreak of diseases, had warned of serious problems in the absence of proper waste management.

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has called for developing Ashtamudi Lake as an international tourism destination incorporating all principles of sustainable and responsible tourism.

Kollam has become the first City Corporation in the State to finish the preliminary work including surveying and mapping of slums in the run-up to the rollout of the Rs 350-crore Rajiv Awaz Yojna (

Director of Health Services reviews fever situation
The Health Department has directed its health supervisors to strengthen disease prevention and control activities at the field-level as viral fevers, including dengue and H1N1 cases, may go up as the monsoon intensifies.

The Director of Health Services (DHS) convened a meeting on Friday to review the epidemic situation in various districts.

The present study comprises of field trips in different rural localities of Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts of Kerala. Information regarding the occurrence of plant species, their local names, parts ued, formulations and vegetable preparations through interviews and discussions held with elderly persons of rural communities were recorded. The plant specimens were identified and herbarium sheets prepared for all the species. From the information documented and also from literature data, 9 vegetable plants having high nutrient value were selected.

The present study comprises of field trips in different rural localities of Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts of Kerala. Information regarding the occurrence of plant species, their local names, parts ued, formulations and vegetable preparations through interviews and discussions held with elderly persons of rural communities were recorded. The plant specimens were identified and herbarium sheets prepared for all the species. From the information documented and also from literature data, 9 vegetable plants having high nutrient value were selected.

KOLLAM: Tests conducted by the material testing laboratory at the TKM College of Engineering here have found that sand mined from Ashtamudi Lake is unfit for construction because of its high saline content.

Contractors in the district have been rampantly using sand mined from the lake for building works.

KOLLAM: The identification process of critical wildlife habitats (CWH) in the State will be finalised after examining the revised guidelines notified by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

Rs.143-crore plant to function from KMML complex at Chavara

HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY: Industries Minister Elamaram Karim and Water Resources Minister N.K.

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