The Social Forestry Department will plant more than 4.5 lakh saplings in the district in connection with observance of World Environmental Day on June 5. Minister for Co-operation C.N.

The animal might cause problems elsewhere or die in the wild

Translocating leopards that stray into human habitations cannot permanently solve the human-leopard conflicts, pointed out wildlife researchers.
Referring to the recent incidents of sighting of leopards at Vazhachal forest division, researchers said the translocation could turn the animals more problematic and eventually it might cause problems elsewhere or die in the wild.

While the rest of Kerala went to polling booths on Thursday to become part of world’s largest democratic process, over 340 electorates from the particularly vulnerable tribal group of Kadar in Vazh

Scheme for improving quality of education to be launched

The Thrissur District Panchayat budget presented on Thursday lays emphasis on development projects in the farm sector and drinking water supply.
Presenting the annual budget, District Panchayat Vice-President Leela Subrahmanian said Rs. 42.5 crore had been earmarked for Jala Samridhi Project. Of this, 50 per cent would be given by the State government.

The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) will buy pipes worth Rs. 4 crore for the Guruvayur drinking water project.

A meeting held here under the leadership of District Collector M.S. Jaya and KV. Abdul Khader, MLA, discussed the technical hurdles in implementing the much waited drinking water project for Guruvayur.

Another 50,000 Animals Affected, According To Disease Control Statistics

Thrissur: The foot-andmouth disease has claimed 4,300 head of cattle in the state till December 31, besides affecting over 50,000 animals, according to the latest statistics of the Animal Disease Control Project (ADCP) office in Thiruvananthapuram.

Survey for construction of Mannuthy-Amala Bypass begins

The protest against land acquisition for Mannuthy-Amala Bypass has gained momentum with the beginning of the survey for construction work here.
The survey of the road, to be constructed with the help of the World Bank, has been started recently. The survey is expected to finish in two weeks.

Increased coliform bacteria count was found in most of the wells in Koratti panchayat during a water quality analysis drive.

The analysis of the water samples collected from 190 wells of the panchayat also revealed increased acidity levels. Presence of e-coli and high pH value in drinking water can lead to health hazards, it was pointed out.

The Kerala High Court has ordered the National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to assess the pollution, including air and water, caused by Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) at Kathi

249 projects to be implemented jointly with grama panchayats. The Administrative Committee meeting of the Thrissur District Panchayat has approved 1,555 projects worth Rs.