Faced with the challenge of finding a solution to the worsening waste management crisis across the State, the State government has initiated steps to establish integrated municipal solid waste treatment plants in five more urban local bodies in the State.

Suchitwa Mission, the government’s nodal agency for implementation of public sanitation and waste treatment schemes in the State, had earlier invited tenders to set up large scale waste treatment plants in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.

Drive on against hawkers who encroach upon footpath

A series of measures has been initiated by the city police to check illegal parking of vehicles on roads and footpath, and to ensure that road users are fully benefitted by the road corridors that have been developed under the City Road Improvement Project (CRIP) in the capital.

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday directed the Pollution Control Board to inspect the leacheate treatment plant being installed at the waste treatment plant site of the Kollam Cor

The Kollam Residents Apex Council has said that since the past six months drinking water supply is being denied to more than 200 families living on the northern side of the Taluk Office Junction-Iron Bridge along National Highway in the city.

The council said the area housed the abattoir of the Kollam City Corporation and waste from the abattoir had allegedly polluted the drinking water wells there making the water unfit for consumption.

Meet on waste management calls for total ban on plastic

Implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) that makes manufacturers responsible for disposal of non-biodegradable waste generated by their products is among the recommendations made to the government by heads of urban local bodies at a workshop on ‘Decentralised waste management,' organised by the Suchitwa Mission, here on Monday.

LDF accused of adopting apathetic attitude

Mayor Prasanna Earnest has said that the Kollam Corporation aims at a slum-free city at the earliest through the implementation of the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY).

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.

KOLLAM: For almost 30 years a sewerage network laid for the western parts of Kollam city had been lying idle and forgotten. No one remembers the exact cost at which it was laid. But now, a scheme has been evolved to assess whether the network can be utilised. The Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project (KSUDP) funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is promoting the revival scheme.