Pampa Action Plan: The picture shows how the human intervention has narrowed down the river.

G K Nair

G.K. Nair

Radhakrishnan Kuttoor

PAMPA: An eight-member people

Radhakrishnan Kuttoor

PATHANAMTHITTA: District Collector T.T. Antony has banned chemical treatment of the water in the Njunangar stream, a tributary of the Pampa, under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

KANDARARU Rajeevaru, who recently took over as the high priest of the Sabarimala Temple, on Friday appealed all pilgrims to avoid use of plastics to minimise environmental damage to the surrounding hills and the River Pampa.

Radhakrishnan Kuttoor

PATHANAMTHITTA: The direct treatment of water in the Njunangar stream, a tributary of the Pampa, using ferrous chloride has kicked up a controversy.

Reema Narendran

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In what could be described as a major potential health hazard, the bacteria in the Pampa river is becoming resistant to almost all the antibiotics that are used commonly, a study report by a team of scientists in the Kerala University found.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Pampa River Basin Authority Bill, 2009, which will lead to the constitution of an Authority for the management of activities related to the conservation of the Pampa river basin, was piloted in the Assembly on Monday.

Drinking water shortage in several parts of Kerala, especially in the high and midland areas of many districts, has become so acute that the inhabitants have to depend on water supply by private operators for whom it has turned out to be a lucrative business.