Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandran Pillai N & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/01/2019 regarding disposal of solid waste in Kollam, Kerala.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chandran Pillai N. & Others Vs. Union of India & Others dated 29/10/2018 regarding waste management in Kollam, Kerala. NGT in its previous order had directed the Kollam Municipal Corporation to quantify the waste generated in the municipal corporation area and the capacity of the decentralized treatment plant.

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to take up the preservation of Sasthamcotta Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in the state, giving top priority, and would explore the possibili

The Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) has released a comprehensive study on the Asramam mangrove forests on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam city.

Order of the National Green Tribunal ((Southern Zone Bench, Circuit Bench at Kochi) in the matter of Lawyers Environmental Awareness Vs State of Kerala dated 23/05/2016 regarding plying of diesel vehicles more than ten years old in Kerala. NGT directs the State of Kerala not to register any diesel vehicle with the capacity of 2000cc and above except public transport and local authority vehicle.

The draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Kochi Corporation area and Maradu municipalities will be put out for public hearing next week.

Drive to be held in all HS schools in district

Road Fund Board to take loans for work

A Rs.10,000-crore project for the development of 22 roads, including the hill highway, in the State to overcome traffic problems was cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Syzygium travncoricum, a tree endemic to Kerala, is no longer ‘critically endangered’ as classified on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Field studies conducted by the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) in the wake of the IUCN classification suggest that the tree can now move to the ‘endangered’ list.

Known locally as kulavetti or vadhamkolli, the tree entered the IUCN’s ‘critically endangered’ list on the basis of a Conservation Assessment Management Plan (CAMP) workshop conducted under the Biodiversity Conservation Prioritisation Project India in 1998. The IUCN had then suggested periodic updating of the classification based on information provided by authoritative agencies.

The budget proposal to aid local bodies in taking up waste-to-energy projects in public-private partnership mode is expected to improve urban waste management in Kochi and other cities.

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram had proposed “to support municipalities implementing waste-to-energy projects by offering viability gap funding, repayable grant and low-cost capital”.