Muttambalam area selected for the pilot project. The Kottayam municipality has launched a waste management system that involves door-to-door collection of garbage.

Muttambalam (or Ward No. 18), a residential area in Kanjikuzhy, has been selected for the pilot project of the programme. The programme got under way on Thursday with the collection of waste materials from the District Collector's bungalow.

Town area included in the first phase of the campaign

Kottayam Municipality's initiative in collecting segregated household waste from the source will begin on Wednesday. According to V.K. Anil Kumar, chairman of the Municipal Standing Committee on Health, in the first phase, the town area of the Municipality has been included in the campaign.

Many pesticides banned by developed countries
Curbs on pesticides reduced suicides in Sri Lanka
KOCHI: The Kerala government's plan to ban the use of a series of pesticides is likely to have a major positive spin-off: a substantial fall in the number of suicides in the State which has one of the highest suicide rates in the country.

Psychiatrists, social workers, and researchers, who have wel