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.

KOCHI: The Food Inspectors of the Kochi Corporation has been asked to look out for artificially ripened fruits that reach the market, said Dr. N. Gopinathan, Health Officer of the corporation.

A meeting of the Health Inspectors was convened recently to discuss the issue.

THE road ahead seems to be a difficult one for the Bill passed recently by the Kerala Assembly for the establishment of a special tribunal to

20 industrial units to be identified in State. Energy Efficiency Services to prepare project report.

In a trail-blazing legislative initiative, the Kerala Assembly on Thursday passed the Plachimada Coca-Cola Victims Relief and Compensation Claims Special Tribunal Bill 2011 to secure for the inhabitants of Plachimada in Palakkad district compensation for the ecological damage caused by the Coca Cola unit that used to function in the village.

The Bill, the latest outcome of a protracted people's

A bill to provide for the establishment of a Special Tribunal for the expeditious adjudication of disputes and recovery of compensation for the victims from the Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited and matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto.

Rs 216-crore compensation sought for

The Kerala government today introduced a Bill in the State Assembly to force Coca-Cola to pay compensation for the alleged negative ecological and health effects of its erstwhile factory at Plachimada in Palakkad district, and to distribute this money to the victims.

Minister for water resources N K Premachandran piloted the Plachimada Coca-Cola Victims

PALAKKAD: The Perumatty grama panchayat, which won a legal battle against Coca-Cola at Plachimada, has sought compensation from the company for permanent damage done to groundwater, soil, agriculture and livestock in the village.

Grama panchayat president K.