The humble jackfruit is the key to achieving local food security and stemming environmental degradation in India, especially the southern states, says K R Jayan, a 46-year-old conservationist, who

With a by-election to the Kerala assembly to be held soon, Leader of Opposition V.S.

Chalakudy River is yearning for a lifeline. Chalakudy River, the fifth largest river in the State, is faced with a series of risks including sand-mining, release of untreated effluents from an industrial unit and improper disposal of solid waste.

The environmental monitoring programme on water quality of the Chalakudy River Basin carried out by the Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment has brought out the challenges faced by the river.

Draft proposals for formation of authority

Senior Congress leader V. M. Sudheeran has called for a pesticide management policy for the safety of people and environment from the hazardous pesticides.

‘Food Security Bill should address the problems of farmers'

The State Government is seeking to know whether the proposed Kudankulam-Madakkathara transmission line could be swapped for a capacity boost-up of an existing 220-KV line.

KOCHI: With 11 municipalities and a municipal corporation, Ernakulam tops the list of the most urbanised districts in Kerala with 68.07 percent of its residents living in urban areas, according to Census 2011 findings.

Of the total population of 32,79,860 in the coastal district, 22,32,564 live in urban areas, according to the Directorate of Census Operations, Kerala.

Director of Health Services reviews fever situation
The Health Department has directed its health supervisors to strengthen disease prevention and control activities at the field-level as viral fevers, including dengue and H1N1 cases, may go up as the monsoon intensifies.

The Director of Health Services (DHS) convened a meeting on Friday to review the epidemic situation in various districts.

Kerala plantation owners do not find enough workers despite offering higher pay
Acoconut plantation in Thrissur, Kerala, recently advertised in the local media for experienced men to pluck coconuts at a monthly salary of Rs 11,250 plus accommodation, which would work out to another Rs 3,000.

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