Council urges Ministry to cancel clearance, send team

The State government and the KGS Group, a private company, managed to obtain environment clearance for the Aranmula airport project by furnishing totally misleading and false information to the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), the Aranmula Heritage Village Action Council (AHVAC) has alleged.

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.

Activists Point Out Loopholes

The expert appraisal committee of ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) gave environmental clearance to the Rs 2,000 crore Aranmula international airport, ignoring key issues such as reclamation of paddy fields, land acquisition, social and cultural disruption of people in an entire locality. Aranumula residents point out that this is one project which has not a got a single supporter from Aranmula.

Ministry rejected all objections raised by several organisations, people living in the vicinity of the proposed airport

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has cleared the proposed Aranmula international airport in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. The ministry released the order giving full environmental clearance to the project, rejecting all the objections raised by several organisations and the people living in the vicinity of the proposed airport.

No government could implement projects such as the proposed airport at Aranmula disregarding public sentiments against it, especially in aspects of nature conservation, food security and socio-huma

Participates in Navaratri festival in Padmanabapuram Palace

Reiterating the Kerala government’s position on the Mullaperiyar dam, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said his government would not compromise on the safety of the dam, a matter concerning lakhs of people living in many districts of that State.

World Rivers Day is being observed today

Even as World Rivers Day is observed on Sunday, the Central Travancore region, comprising Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, and parts of Alappuzha, is fast becoming a graveyard of rivers and natural streams owing to indiscriminate sand-mining, encroachments, and pollution.

Rights’ panel order ignored, say environment activists

The Chembanmudy Protection Council and the Chembanoly People’s Action Council have strongly condemned the withdrawal of the ban imposed on Manimalethu Granites at Chembanmudy hillock for granite quarrying.

1,840 viral fever cases reported from government hospitals

As many as 1,840 viral fever cases were reported from various government hospitals in the district on Wednesday. According to Health Department sources, this is the largest number of viral fever cases reported in the district on a single day in the past five months.

As many as 141 confirmed cases of dengue fever and five deaths suspected to be of dengue were reported in the State on Wednesday. One death due to suspected leptospirosis was reported from Kollam, taking the toll of fever-related casualties on Wednesday to six.