Health Dept Statistics Caution Against Diarrhoea

Though the state boasts of high health standards, statistics revealed by the health department indicates severe threat from several communicable diseases.

Foresees serious environmental and ecological implications

The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) has warned against conversion of wetlands for the Aranmula airport project, as it will have serious environmental and ecological implications.

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.