The sudden decolouration of the waters of Meeananthalayaar, reeking with disgusting odour has caused concern among local residents and authorities.

PALA: Following reports on the sales of contaminated river water as drinking water, the district food inspector has submitted a report on the pollution of the Meenachil river to District Collector Mini Antony.

An official team, led by Pala RDO Joy Varghese and district food inspector David John, had on Sunday collected water samples from the Meenachil and sent them to the Regional Analytical Laboratory in Kakkanad, Kochi.

Plan includes walkway by the Meenachil river
Half a dozen tourism projects are being implemented in the district at a cost of Rs. 5 crore by District Tourism Promotion Council this year.

Top on the agenda is the Thazhathangadi Beautification Project, being taken up at a cost of Rs.72.23 lakh. According to Jijo John, secretary of DTPC, the project will be implemented by KITCO and work will commence in a month.

KOCHI: The revised fund allocation for the Meenachil River Valley project in the state budget is a clear indication that Finance Minister K M Mani wants to go ahead with the proposal that is supposed to serve the irrigation purpose of Pala and Irattupetta.

But the local bodies in the neighbouring districts have come up with protest against the implementation of the project.

The Meenachil Riv

This paper describes the results of a groundwater potentiality and quality assessment conducted in Koduvan Ar sub-watershed of Meenachil river basin, Kottayam district of Kerala state.

Water has an overwhelming impact on all aspects of Kerala's life. Being one of the most densely populated states, a balanced use of water, without jeopardizing long-term sustainability is imperative. Monitoring qualitative changes and identifying factors leading to such changes thus becomes extremely important.

Rivers in the southwest coast of India are under immense pressure due to various kinds of human activities among which indiscriminate extraction of construction grade sand is the most disastrous one. The situation is rather alarming in the rivers draining the Vembanad lake catchments as the area hosts one of the fast developing urban-cum-industrial centre, the Kochi city, otherwise called the Queen of Arabian Sea. The Vembanad lake catchments are drained by seven rivers whose length varies between 78 and 244 km and catchment area between 847 and 5,398 km2.