State severely threatened by climate change, says State Action Plan on Climate Change

Alappuzha, Palakkad, Wayanad and Idukki districts are climate change hotspots in Kerala, with a high degree of vulnerability to natural hazards like flood and drought and impact on biodiversity and human life.

The state government on Wednesday submitted a detailed 20-page final report on the state's response on Kasturirangan review committee report to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).

Roof-Top, Pole-Mounted Units Planned In Attapadi Hamlet, Mananthavadi Estate

The state electricity board has, in a first-of-its-kind endeavour suitable to Kerala, decided to roll out several pilot projects to track and test the potential of solar energy.

84 Abattoirs Shut Down Following Crackdown By Department

It seems that a major chunk of the meat you buy from the various outlets in the state is not safe to eat. Nearly 84 slaughterhouses across the state were closed down following raids conducted by food safety officials last week. It is also generally accepted that scores of illegal slaughterhouses that operate at odd hours have escaped the raid.

Kerala government today expressed hope that it would be able to get Presidential assent to the 'Plachimada Coca-Cola Victims Relief and Compensation Claims Special Tribunal Bill-2011, passed by the

Drying up of Bharathapuzha during summer months.

Kerala signed an agreement with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd. on Monday to set up a wind farm in Palakkad district.

The Kerala government on Monday inked a memorandum of understanding with National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for setting up an 82MW wind farm at Mannarcaud taluk in Palakkad district.

Experts Say Kasturirangan Report Does Not Ban Construction, Cultivation, Tourism And Infrastructure Development In Villages In ESA
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Chief minister Oommen Chandy may have succumbed to political pressure from UDF allies, quarry owners and church authorities, who want a drastic reduction in the number of villages categorized as Ecological Sensitive Area (ESA) as per the Kasturirangan committee report.

5 firms likely to ask for rethink on application to open new quarries

As many as five firms may ask for reconsideration of their application for opening new granite quarries in Western Ghats, invoking an order of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest.

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