Health workers, students to join in vector control measures

A massive public awareness and source-reduction campaign will be launched in the capital by involving over 5,000 people, including health workers, members of voluntary agencies and schoolchildren as part of an action plan to bring down dengue fever cases in the district. This was decided at a meeting called by Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar and attended by senior officials of the Health department and representatives of the city Corporation, including the Mayor, here on Thursday. Social Welfare Minister M.K. Muneer was present.

The United Democratic Front (UDF) has decided to launch a massive awareness campaign across the State to promote the subsidy schemes formulated by the government for waste management at the local l

Environmental safeguards to be ensured: Manjalamkuzhi Ali

The garbage issue in the capital city inched closer towards a temporary solution on Wednesday, with the government deciding to set up sanitary landfills in three abandoned quarries in the district. A consultation meeting convened by the government with scientists and technical experts decided to take up the project as an interim solution to dispose of the accumulated garbage at Chalai, the site where a modern treatment plant is slated to come up. Experts stressed the need for proper engineering to ensure that groundwater sources were not polluted by the landfills.

The Veli Tourist Village, arguably the most favoured weekend holiday spot in the city, will soon be a no-plastic zone.

Tourism Village Deputy Director Vijaya Kumaran said here recently that the 13-acre verdant piece of land that abutted the estuary of the Veli lagoon could also be counted as one of the most frequented domestic tourism destinations in the State. More than 5,000 persons visit the tourist village each day to take speed boat rides, spot water birds, amble along the long manmade walkway adjoining the lagoon, savour the sea breeze and catch a few hours of blissful quiet away from the tumult of the city. Parents favour the village for its children’s park and swimming pool.

Around 200 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste needs to be capped

The Suchitwa Mission will assist the Kochi Corporation in scientifically capping waste at the Brahmapuram solid waste treatment plant. The plant site is estimated to have around 200 tonnes of non-biodegradable waste. A team of officials from the mission would visit the plant soon, said George Chakkachery, executive director of the mission.

Thiruvananthapuram: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) may land two plum infrastructure projects in Kerala this year.

Project at Poojappura penal complex set up at a cost of Rs.7.9 crore

Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan will inaugurate a solar-energy project and a new restroom for visitors at the Central Jail, Poojappura, here on Wednesday. A press release issued on Tuesday said the solar energy scheme would make the department the first one in the country to depend entirely on this clean and renewable source of energy.

Solar energy project launched at Central Prison, Poojappura

If the State does not come up with alternative sources of power generation, it will face a severe power crisis by 2020, Minister for Electricity Aryadan Mohammed has said. He was speaking at the switch-on ceremony of a solar energy project set up at the Central Prison, Poojappura, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan inaugurated the project.

Passers-by and motorists could not help but pause for a moment and observe the little set-up beside the Saphalyam Complex at Palayam in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday morning.

District accounts for 90% of cases reported in State this year

The Health Department says that it is chalking out a special strategy and action plan for the capital district for tackling the threat of dengue fever, which seems to be assuming alarming proportions year after year in the district. The district has reportedly registered an all-time high number of confirmed dengue cases this year so far, accounting for almost 90 per cent of the cases reported across the State.