Though all the 203 GPs of the district won the Nirmal Gram Puraskar, the development model crashed like pack of cards within in no time of winning the award.

Taking note of this, the Zilla Panchayat has taken steps to sustain the works undertaken during the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) by appointing NGOs as nodal agencies to each of the five taluks, with an aim to monitor hygiene and create awareness.

A high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath on Wednesday cleared a Rs. 2,792-crore road project under the Karnataka State Highway Improvement Project.

Addressing presspersons here, Minister for Public Works C.M. Udasi said the State highways would be developed in different parts of the State under the project and Rs. 800 crore would be spent before end of 2011-12.

The rules to regulate exploitation of ground water will come into effect by early December, P N Sreenivasachary, Secretary, Water Resource Department (Minor Irrigation) has said.

‘Let it be laid on coastal bed instead of cutting across fertile land’

A high-level meeting held here on Friday has decided to consult all political parties on ways to proceed with the proposed trans-Kerala high-speed rail corridor project to link Thiruvananthapuram w

Some of the valuable freshwater flowering plants, endemic to the Western Ghats, may soon wilt away if conservation measures are not introduced, say experts.

The risk faced by the freshwater plants of high biodiversity and economic value was highlighted in a recent conservation status assessment carried out by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Zoo Outreach Organisation (ZOO), Coimbatore.

Pavoor villagers urged the authorities not to allow sand mining from Natarakodi to Baidarlechalu, as sand mining in the region has posed threat to the farm land and wells in and around the region.

Rehabilitation centres for Endosulfan affected victims are in need of experienced and skilled physiotherapists and aesthetic- prosthetic engineers and modern instruments. Localites should be trained as physiotherapists at least to provide minimum treatment for differently abled people, said Disability Commissioner K V Rajanna.

GAIL, RIL pipelines will pass through about 50 villages in DK district

Residents of Kariyangala and Ammunje villages of Kariyangala Gram Panchayat limits in Bantwal taluk are living under constant fear as two major gas pipeline projects namely project of the Gas Authority India Limited (GAIL) and the Relogistics Infrastructure limited (RIL) of Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure Limited (RGTIL) are going to pass through these villages.

The ambitious three package solid waste management scheme in the MCC limits will be realised soon with the Corporation opening the technical bid for the scheme.