Rajesh Abraham

Kerala floods one month after: Government adopts all strategies to raise funds

According to the budget papers, a total of Rs 11,866.9 crore is owed to the government under various heads at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.

23 Sep 2018

Tata Consultancy Services likely to use 100-acre plot at Thiruvananthapuram Technopark for space technology

Globally, private biggies such as SpaceX, Boeing, Virgin Galactic etc are the leading providers of space technologies, and TCS may be the first major Indian firm to look at space tech in a big way.

22 Sep 2018

Not ready to wait for one more error, Government turns to ISRO for weather forecast data

It is likely the Hyderabad-based National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) will be providing the Kerala government with the requisite data.

11 Sep 2018

Government plans separate policy on water release 

The new policy will come under the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) and the World Bank-supported Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Plan (DRIP) and both will be overseen by the Central Water Commission.

09 Sep 2018

Miffed at IMD, Kerala government eyes global agencies for better forecast

Bureaucrats said the state government’s key weather-related decisions including the opening of dam shutters, evacuation of people, etc are guided based on the forecast of IMD among other things.

07 Sep 2018

PWD hikes cost of rebuilding roads, other infrastructure in flood-hit Kerala

The cost of building roads, bridges and culverts, which were damaged, has been revised upwards to Rs 10,000 crore from the preliminary estimate of Rs 5,815 crore after the final damage analysis.

04 Sep 2018

Rs 5,000 crore masala bonds: Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board gets BB+ rating

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) has been assigned to finance separate infrastructure projects. The funds collected will go only for those projects.

03 Sep 2018

Rebuilding Kerala

Here’s a look at the cost of rebuilding Kerala; the fears of an epidemic and containing them; getting help from different corners and utilising them and whether the floods are uniting Keralites.

02 Sep 2018

Common sentiment: How’s government going to use money?

According to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) portal, a total of Rs 714. 2 crore has been collected as on Monday.

28 Aug 2018

Kerala government to prod fishing boats to tap solar energy

The objective is to convince fishermen to use solar panels for the boats’ auxiliary power requirements such as lighting, net handling.

26 Aug 2018

Kerala flood relief: Accept aid offer from UAE, say experts

UAE and Saudi Arabia has the largest number of expat population from Kerala.

24 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: Life goes on, but questions regarding dam management linger

As Kerala moves from relief to rehabilitation, questions have started flying thick and fast regarding the efficiency with which the disaster was dealt with. 

23 Aug 2018

‘Time to focus on relief activities’

“This delayed the opening of the Cheruthoni shutters,” he explained.  Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction in the UN Environment Programme, who had earlier said that the disaster man

23 Aug 2018

Kerala government to encourage fishing boats to tap solar energy

While prototypes are functional, experts say studies on the relative cost of vessels using solar power and other fuels are needed

23 Aug 2018

Needed: Prop for pepper price

Having come to be termed ‘the black gold’ for generating high profits, pepper is not exactly spicing up the lives of farmers.  Small traders too are feeling the heat as prices nosedive. 

05 Aug 2018