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CPM succumbs to beer pressure in ‘critical’ zone

The LDF Government has strangely overlooked the fact that the factory is to come up in a critical zone.

30 Sep 2018

Excise Department denies getting any application

Meanwhile, Excise Deputy Commissioner Jacob John said the department has not received any application from Appollo Distilleries.

30 Sep 2018

Kerala floods one month after: Making a slow, painful recovery 

In the landslide which struck on August 16, Akhila lost six members of her family and a friend of her brother who was staying overnight at their house.

19 Sep 2018

Relief material movement comes to a grinding halt

The 12-hour hartal called by the UDF and LDF affected post-flood relief operations as unloading of materials from parcel vans both at the Palakkad and Shoranur junctions came to a grinding halt.

11 Sep 2018

Volunteers keep off relief work

Hundreds of onion sacks, rice bags, water bottles, big volume of sugar, cooking oil, wheat flour, utensils, plastic items, clothes and medicines have been kept at the godown.

11 Sep 2018

Crop disease deals a double blow to Kerala peasants

Post the devastating floods, the paddy farmers, who lost a substantial part of the crop, are now encountering leaf  blight disease.

10 Sep 2018

Plastic waste accumulates in paddy fields in Kerala

In many paddy fields in the state, plastic waste and bottles have accumulated along with clay and sand.

10 Sep 2018

Restoration of flood plains is the need of the hour

Just three weeks ago, the Bharathapuzha was flowing to the brim when excess water was released from the Malampuzha and Aliyar dams.

09 Sep 2018

Fertiliser sector counts losses as floods erase subsidy trail 

As the fertile top soil has been washed away, experts feel the soil needs to be tested and sufficient quantities of organic manure, major and minor nutrients applied.

07 Sep 2018

Chalakudy town flooded

The water flow into the Poringalkuthu reservoir in Kerala from the Parambikulam and  TN Sholayar dams resulted in the Chalakudy river overflowing and the town flooding.

17 Aug 2018

Kerala Agriculture University seeks GI tag for a gram, bean

Studies have begun at the IPR Cell at the Kerala Agriculture University, Mannuthy, to present the case of Lablab Bean and red gram/pigeon pea for the Geographical Indication tag.

12 Aug 2018

Kerala Agriculture University to pitch cases of a gram, bean for GI tag

This is the second year of cultivation and the funding is done by the Scheduled Tribe Development Department.

07 Aug 2018

With a lamp in hand, they burn the midnight oil on the railway track

Maybe because they are doing their work so meticulously and quietly that we do not know there exists such a group of men.

16 Jul 2018

A new-age collective for farmers, against adulteration

The logo of Farmers Collective, which has a cow and its calf, a goat, duck and hen all silhouetted against the sun (or maybe a golden paddy field?), at once catches one’s eye. It is as innovative as t

15 Jul 2018

Kochi: A collective for farmers, against adulteration

The logo of Farmers Collective is as innovative as the ideas and approach of the agri-startup based out of Kochi and operating in various locations in the state. It claims to be different.

09 Jul 2018