Focus on orchards at Muthalamada, Kollengode
Steps to ensure safety of women on trains
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Health Department has detected the use of endosulfan in the orchards at Muthalamada and Kollengode in Palakkad, Health Minister Adoor Prakash has said.

Replying to questions in the Assembly on Wednesday, Mr.

KOCHI: Following the footsteps of major cities in the country, Kochi too is marching ahead in its quest to curb the e-waste menace. The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI), the participating agency for the integrated environment awareness programme organised by the Kochi Corporation, has come up with an e-waste management project.

Thiruvananthapuram The Kerala government has mooted a business-model with tribals of Palakkad to rev up its green energy production with an 80-mw wind power plan.

Station building, platform, yard, colour signalling planned
Rs.8 crore allocated to modify signalling system
Rajya Rani Express to be launched by March
MALAPPURAM: The Nilambur Road railway station is set to get a major facelift with the Railways pumping in crores of rupees for it.

Divisional Railway Manager (Palakkad) S.K. Raina told a meeting convened by M.I.

To benefit colonies in Parambikulam
PALAKKAD : The Chittur sub-division of the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) on Friday commissioned two mini-water supply schemes for the remote tribal hamlets in Parambikulam Tiger Reserve.

The projects are expected to address drinking water shortage in the hamlets and benefit 42 tribal families in Earth Dam colony, 27 in Kadar Colony and 65 in PAP Colony.


Exploitation of groundwater by Pepsi
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the State government to constitute an expert team to conduct an in-depth study on the exploitation of groundwater by Pepsi's plant at Pudussery in Palakkad district.

Justice P.R.

KOCHI: In the next three months, passengers at the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus stand in the city can make use of electronic toilets (e-toilets).

The KSRTC stand in the city is among the four stands in the state that have been identified for installing the state-of-the-art e-toilets.

The project has been mooted by a team of officials led by Transport Minister Jose Thet

Centre weighed down by plant-protection cost
Package for victims may be more costly
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Centre government is ruling out a national ban on Endosulfan or support for the cause at the Stockholm Convention on the ground that no cheap alternatives to Endosulfan are available to farmers.

Attappady tribes accuse department of helping windmill companies
PALAKKAD: Tribal people have alleged that the Forest Department has been encroaching upon their land at Kottathara in Attappady, where some windmill companies had earlier allegedly tried to usurp their property.

As in the local body elections last September, during the latest Assembly elections, they say, the department had been

Kerala passes law on tribunal to secure compensation for victims of bottling plant. Just before the Kerala Assembly was dissolved for elections, the state’s Left Democratic Front government passed a law to secure compensation for people affected by Coca-Cola’s bottling operations at Plachimada in Palakkad district.