Tribal SHG women create an organic agro revolution

Recently,a self-help group of tribal women in Wayanad,Kerala has decided to launch a project to carry out organic farming over 100 acres possibly making this the largest tribal foray into organic farming. The members of this group were guided to organic farming by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) under the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU). Organic farming… Continue reading Tribal SHG women create an organic agro revolution

Kerala to set up investment firm for NRIs

Kerala has announced its plan to set up a diaspora investment company known as NRK Investment and Holding Company. The company will have a 74% stake of non-resident Keralites and a 26% government stake. This objective of the company will be fund infrastructure projects and NRI townships in the state.The projects planned under ‘Rebuild Kerala’… Continue reading Kerala to set up investment firm for NRIs

Kerala to hold women startup summit

The Kerala Startup Mission(KSUM) is hosting the Women Startup Summit on August 1,2019. The summit will be held in association with the Indian Women Network floated by Confederation of Indian Industry(CII).The theme of the Summit is “Developing an Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”. The summit aims at encouraging aspiring women professionals to take up their entrepreneurial journey… Continue reading Kerala to hold women startup summit

Kerala first Indian state to tap into masala bond market

Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board(KIIFB) has issued Masala Bonds to raise funds from the overseas market. KIIFB has become the first regional entity in India to enter the offshore international masala bond market.The bond has been listed on the London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. Masala bonds are bonds issued by an Indian entity in… Continue reading Kerala first Indian state to tap into masala bond market

Kerala assembly proceedings to be digitized: Speaker

Kerala state assembly has decided to become paperless with total digitization of the records and proceedings.This initiative is part of an ambitious project called as E-Vidhan. Once the project is completed, all the Assembly proceedings like submission of notice by a member, question and answers, and all the other business concerning the Assembly will go… Continue reading Kerala assembly proceedings to be digitized: Speaker

New protocols for managing disasters

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has updated standard operating procedures (SOP) and adopted new protocols for disaster management in the State. The updated SOP is known as ‘Orange book of disaster management — Kerala — SOP and emergency support functions plan.  It was previously known as the ‘Handbook on disaster management — Volume… Continue reading New protocols for managing disasters

Purple frog, believed to have coexisted with dinosaurs, set to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian

According to researchers,Purple frog could soon be designated as Kerala’s state amphibian.This title would help in saving the species which is fast disappearing from its habitat in the western ghats. The purple frog was discovered in 2003.The scientific name of the species is Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis.It is also known as Maveli frog or Pignose Frog. It… Continue reading Purple frog, believed to have coexisted with dinosaurs, set to be crowned Kerala’s state amphibian

Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

A new Coast Guard vessel named as C-441 has been commissioned at Vizhinjam harbour in Kerala under the aegis of Regional Commander Western Region. C-441 is an Indian Coast Guard interceptor Vessel.C-441 is the seventh interceptor vessel amongst the series designed and built indigenously by L&T Ltd,Surat. C-441 is a 27.8-metre-long vessel.It has a maximum… Continue reading Interceptor vessel joins Coast Guard service

Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

A massive forest fire has eroded the forest lands of the Neelakurinji Sanctuary in Vattavada as well as parts of Pampadum Shola National Park in Munnar, Kerala.According to the Wildlife experts,the recent large-scale forest fires on the grasslands where Neelakurinji blossoms could have wiped out of all the seeds of the Kurinji flowers from the… Continue reading Man-made forest fires threaten ‘neelakurinji’ plants

Penkoottu to follow up Right to Sit campaign

Penkoottu is planning a campaign to ensure that women workers ‘right to sit’ becomes a reality in all shops across the State. They have been in the forefront of the Right to Sit campaign as it was found that employees,mostly women,in many shops, especially textile shops, were not allowed to sit during their working hours.… Continue reading Penkoottu to follow up Right to Sit campaign