Southern Railways plans to prune its train services and further reduce their speed to check increasing incidents of wild elephants being overrun by trains passing through the reserve forest area in the Coimbatore-Palakkad section.

V.S. Palaniappan

Stretch between Coimbatore and Palakkad more vulnerable

Deadly: These tracks between Ettimadai and Walayar are fatal for elephants that attempt to cross over to human habitations.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Munnar in Idukki district will be declared a bio-zone, Agriculture Minister Mullakkara Ratnakaran said on Friday.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Forest Minister Benoy Viswom wrote to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, calling for measures to prevent recurring deaths of wild animals on the railway track between Palakkad and Coimbatore.

PALAKKAD: As the Bharathapuzha and its tributaries go dry with each passing day, the problem of drinking water
turns from bad to worse.

PALAKKAD: Shortage of drinking water has been on the rise in many parts of the district due to the rise in temperatures and the fall in water levels in the various dams and rivers.

PALAKKAD: The Bt cotton is being widely cultivated in the Attappadi area and initial estimates point out that it is spread over 500 acres.

These facts were revealed in a study conducted by the Wild Life Protection Society of India, New Delhi, and Thanal, an organisation based in Thiruvananthapuram.

G. Prabhakaran

PALAKKAD: The Government and the agricultural universities should strive to provide farmers more technical expertise and inputs so that productivity could be increased, said Vice- Chancellor of the Kerala Agricultural University K R Viswambharan.

Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: Water Resources Minister N.K. Premachandran has urged the Tamil Nadu government to take a