G. Prabhakaran

PALAKKAD: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has accused the Tamil Nadu government of trying to avoid the renewal of the inter-State Parambikulam-Aliyar Project (PAP) agreement even after its expiry in 1988.

The Chief Minister has said he will take up the matter with the Tamil Nadu government.

THRISSUR: Instead of decentralised arrangements for the treatment and processing of waste by Local Self-help Groups in each district, a centralised processing arrangement for a few districts or for each district was mooted by Thrissur District Collector V K Baby.

He presented the idea at the meeting of Thrissur Mayor, Chairmen and Secretaries of municipalities and concerned officials held at the Collectorate here the other day.

The participants welcomed the idea. The Collector said that the preliminary sorting of the waste should be done at the generating points.

The study was conducted from November 1998 through October 2003. The Kole wetland is one of the largest and highly productive wetlands and it is one of the most threatened wetland in the state.

THRISSUR: There is no dearth of examples to substantiate the observations made the other day by Sukumar Azhikode - 'expert opinions are often untrue, farce' - while inaugurating dharna against the proposed Athirappilly hydroelectric project here.

An example is the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the project which was carried out by Water and Power Consultency Services Private Limited (WAPCOS), Hariyana.

The Kerala State Electricity Board had assigned the study to WAPCOS on October 8, 2002 and the consultants submitted the study report to KSEB next year.

This study envisages the estimation of floral wealth of the sacred groves and its role in conservation. The study was conducted in sacred groves of coastal and lowland regions of Thrissur District of Kerala.

Bamboo sector in Kerala is labour intensive in nature and its employment potential is very high. Value added production, skilled labour and scientific method of production will ensure profit and employment opportunities in the sector. The livelihood security of the MBDs (Marginalised Bamboo Dependents) can be enhanced and improved through increased accessibility to raw material and market, skill development and adequate sustainable institutional support.

it is believed when invasive species are introduced in an area they inhibit the growth of local plants by producing chemicals. There is another recent theory that suggests that invasives work by


In the league of Palakkad, Ernakulam and Thrissur
79 Assembly constituencies totally electrified
Efforts to improve public distribution system: Isaac

ALAPPUZHA: Alappuzha district was on Sunday declared totally electrified, taking the number of totally electrified districts in the State to four, including Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulam.

Making the declaration in the absence of Chief Mini

Electricity Minister A.K.