SABARIMALA: The Assembly Committee on Environment has suggested a total ban on bottled drinking water at Sabarimala. The Committee felt the need for complete ban on bottled water owing to the environment pollution caused by plastic waste, especially the heap of plastic bottles found on the trekking path, Pampa and Sannidhanam.

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PATHANAMTHITTA: The 600-odd families of Kandamkeri at Chumathra are up in arms against the proposal to set up a waste treatment plant there by the Tiruvalla municipality.

PATHANAMTHITTA: An ambitious programme of planting one crore saplings in the district for the next two years is now underway.

The Forest Department in association with the Local Self-Government Department would implement the programme, Assistant Conservator of Forests (Social forestry) B Shyam said.

PATHANAMTHITTA: The first general body meeting and association formation of Thengamom micro watershed under the Peringanadu watershed project in the district, which comes under the National Watershed Development Plan of 2007-12, will be held at Thuttuva Bharanikavu Devi temple auditorium in Pallickal panchayat at 2 pm on Tuesday.

PATHANAMTHITTA: The illegal quarry functioning in Thannithode panchayat near Konni is posing danger to hundreds of people.

Located in the 8th ward of Thannithode panchayat, the land in which the illegal quarrying is carried out falls under the restricted category of the Forest Department .

Health Minister P K Sreemathi addressing the health awareness programme at Pathanamthitta General Hospital on Wednesday.

PATHANAMTHITTA: Health Minister P K Sreemathi said on Wednesday that the Government would implement projects worth Rs 12.62 crore in the district.

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PATHANAMTHITTA: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned an aggregate Rs 53.41-crore projects, including Rs 24.27- crore schemes approved under its latest Rural Infrastructure Development Fund XIV, in Pathanamthitta district.

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Pathanamthitta District Cooperative Bank, as part of empowering women through self-employment schemes to enhance their economic self-sufficiency, has introduced various projects.

As part of the self-employment scheme, an assistance worth Rs 8.53 lakh would be sanctioned to 56 women on Women

NEW DELHI: To keep a check on food adulteration and to maintain international food standards for the products being manufactured in the state, the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries in association with the state government, has decided to set up a fully-automated world class food quality monitoring laboratory in Pathanamthitta district.