Kollam District

  • Mining and processing of heavy and rare earth minerals can produce a tremendously negative impact on the land and environment in the area, the magnitude and intensity of which depends on the kind of chemicals and processes used, the efforts taken in the management of waste as well as on environmenta...
    aarti kelkar kh...posted 2 years 10 months agoread more
  • Sexagenarian Radha Madhavan's (name changed) voice carries a shade of gloom even as she rationalises her children's decision to leave their parental home for good. “My husband and I totally understand it. Do they not have a point when they say they do not wish to return to this wretched island, co...
    sabitakaushalposted 3 years 2 months agoread more
  • Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this ...
    makarandpurohitposted 4 years 6 months agoread more
  • Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade lawThe water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the cityToxic veggies on Navi Mumbai's railw...
    ravleenposted 5 years 6 months agoread more
  • Himachal villages to carry out own EIA90,000 people from 250 villages in the Sutlej basin of Himachal Pradesh decide to carry out their own assessment of the environmental damage caused by hydropower projects. They allege that the state-sponsored Indian Council of Forest Research and Education repor...
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  • Water across Northern Railways highly contaminated, says reportThe Indian Railways' report has observed that the tap water across the Northern Railways is highly polluted, putting over 50 lakh passengers at risk. All the samples taken from the Lucknow division were contaminated with coliform bacteri...
    swatiposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Metal plant contaminates groundwater in KollamGroundwater has turned acidic and agricultural fields gone waste within 500 metres radius of Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village, affecting 300 familes. Tankers supply water only once a weekMaha Irrigation Scam report readyA Committee h...
    ravleenposted 5 years 8 months agoread more
  • Rayalaseema gets tense over waterPoor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam caseConducts raids in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad and files five FIRs in relation to costly pr...
    ravleenposted 5 years 9 months agoread more
  • Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's outputEducating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEPTo establish its lower riparian rights ...
    swatiposted 6 years 3 weeks agoread more
  • Fall in love with farming to reap profits. and adopt organic farming practices- Some tips from Aisha based on her decades of experience of cultivating crops in Kerala.
    Prarthana Vishalposted 6 years 1 month agoread more
  • Pay for using groundwater in DelhiTo tackle the problem of declining water table in the capital, National Green Tribunal plans to fix meters and charge for extracting groundwater.No more hydel scheme for KarnatakaTamil Nadu CM urges Prime Minister to not allow clearance to any of Karnataka's pr...
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  • Hello,I need advice for installing a good & efficient drip irrigation system and the subsidies from the State (Kerala) and Central government for this.I have come across 3 types of systems available 1. Certified drip irrigation system from branded suppliers that costs Rs 40000 + per acre fo...
    Prof Peter Pradeeepposted 6 years 6 months agoread more
  • Kerala is a rain blessed state in the country. It has highest  number of wells, when compared with other states. However due to its slanting topography there is significant decline in the ground water levels leading to severe water scarcity during summer months in most districts of the sta...
    Sumathi Sivamposted 6 years 8 months agoread more
  • Dear Sir,I have send a detailed worry about my city's water problem, for any possible help or advice from IWP. Unfortunately, I found my post as comment to one of the posts. Could you please help me route it to the proper channel.Appreciate your cooperation.Regards
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Potential threats of environmental deterioration continue to be ignored in Kollam partly due to the difficulty in regulating an industry that produces resources of high strategic importance.

Mining and processing of heavy and rare earth minerals can produce a tremendously negative impact on the land and environment in the area, the magnitude and intensity of which depends on the kind of chemicals and processes used, the efforts taken in the management of waste as well as on environmental fragility of the location. It can also endanger the health of local residents as well as their livelihoods through water pollution and destruction of farmland thereby violating the rights of local communities.

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The once pristine island of Munroe Thuruth in Kerala is sinking. As some villagers leave the island for greener pastures, the others wait for the government help to rehabilitate them.

Sexagenarian Radha Madhavan's (name changed) voice carries a shade of gloom even as she rationalises her children's decision to leave their parental home for good. “My husband and I totally understand it. Do they not have a point when they say they do not wish to return to this wretched island, considering their own families’ safety? After all, who wants to sink this way, little by little?” asks the  housewife.

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An analysis of Census 2011 data confirms many known facts--the urban beats the rural when it comes to treated tap water supply, access to water testing labs and much more.

Sixty eight percent of India's population lives in rural areas but when it comes to facilities -- including the availability of safe drinking water -- cities and towns corner most of them. Investments to rural India increased from Rs 31,356 crore (2002-07) to Rs 89,150 crore (2007-12) but this hasn't helped bridge the gap.

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Bangalore water mafia goes innovative to evade law

The water mafia, with the help of local political leaders, has taken to digging borewells in rented premises in localities closer to lakes. This started after the government started monitoring borewells in the city

Himachal villages to carry out own EIA

News this week: Report says tap water across the Northern Railways is highly polluted; Metal industry poisons groundwater of Chittoor; Allahabad's water table reducing by 62 cm every year.

Water across Northern Railways highly contaminated, says report

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Metal plant contaminates groundwater in Kollam

Groundwater has turned acidic and agricultural fields gone waste within 500 metres radius of Kerala Minerals and Metal Limited in Chittoor village, affecting 300 familes. Tankers supply water only once a week

Maha Irrigation Scam report ready

Rayalaseema gets tense over water

Poor allocation and diversion of water for upstream areas has created tension between districts in this Andhra Pradesh region.

CBI registers five FIRs in Delhi Jal Board scam case

Post harvest management can save one tenth of country's output

Educating farmers to adopt proper post harvest handeling can help save 25 million tonnes of foodgrains annually, evaluates a recent study.

Centre gears up for installation of Arunachal's HEP

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