City Corporation council fails to reach a solution

Order of the National Green Tribunal ((Southern Zone Bench, Circuit Bench at Kochi) in the matter of Lawyers Environmental Awareness Vs State of Kerala dated 23/05/2016 regarding plying of diesel vehicles more than ten years old in Kerala. NGT directs the State of Kerala not to register any diesel vehicle with the capacity of 2000cc and above except public transport and local authority vehicle.

People threaten to intensify agitation

Local residents are protesting against acid pollution from a jewellery manufacturing unit at Cheruvathery, near here.

Trap shooting is an international sporting event where participants shoot down wooden pigeons mid-flight.It is ironical that the state government has decided to decimate the homes of hundreds of bi

Action against persons parking their vehicles on road side

Tuda Planning To Sow Seeds For Green Dist

Thrissur: Thrissur Urban Development Authority (Tuda) is planning a massive afforestation project in the district by roping in colleges, schools and youth clubs. The project -- ‘One Million Shade’ --plans to plant 10 lakh saplings in a span of five years in the district. It will be implemented with the help of National Service Scheme in 27 colleges under Calicut University, schools and youth clubs.

Corporation opts to burn garbage on streets

Garbage has turned into a baggage that is gnawing at the minds of Thrissur residents. It has been more than a year since the dumping of the city’s garbage at Lalur stopped. As a result, the accumulated filth has reduced the city to a garbage dump because the corporation seems to have gone bankrupt on ideas to find an alternative.

Thrissur city is reeling under an acute water crisis. All wells, ponds and water sources in and around the city have either gone dry or filled up by real estate sharks. There is already a fall in water supply and the situation is bound to deteriorate during summer.

In this grim situation, an interesting success story of rainwater harvesting in Kolazhy, a village in the district, could serve as an inspiration to the Thrissur Corporation. The soil in the village, located just 6 km away from the city, is loamy on the top and has a laterite carpet at the bottom. The average depth of the wells here is nine metres from the ground level.

Corporation has opted for burning of garbage on streets

Sanitation workers with bamboo-brooms and kerosene cans roaming around the city and burning garbage heaps at street corners is a regular scene at nights in Thrissur these days. As garbage removal to Lalur, where the city corporation’s garbage disposal site is located, has been blocked for more than a year due to local people’s opposition, the corporation has opted for the burning of garbage on streets, as an easy solution.

KOCHI: The water bird count conducted at the Kole wetlands of Thrissur has found a significant dip in arrival of birds this year, compared to the last two years.