The true cost of hydro power… is not money but time,” writes editor and author Prem Shankar Jha in his latest book, Dawn of the Solar Age. Environmentalists and human rights activists protest hydro projects across the country, and as Jha points out, wind, solar PV, and solar thermal power today provide viable alternatives.
Thampakachuvadu Government UP School in Alappuzha has become the first school in the state to run on solar power. Power minister M M Mani will make a declaration in this regard in last week of June.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday welcomed Kerala governments move to cut the prices of petrol and diesel in Kerala by Re 1 and pointed out that the state’s tax collection was one of the highest while urging other governments to follow suit.
Amid the furore on high fuel prices, the state government of Kerala has decided to cut petrol and diesel prices by Re 1 per litre, news agency ANI reprted on Wednesday quoting the state’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The motor vehicles department is set to introduce online certification for vehicle pollution testing following pirated software being used by pollution testing centres leading to false data on the pollutants.
Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday got partial relief in the solar scam scam case as the High Court said allegations of sexual exploitation against him need not be taken into account.
The CPI (M)-led LDF government in Kerala has lined up Rs 50,000 crore worth infrastructure work in the current fiscal to revive the economy, badly hit by demonetisation and implementation of GST, state Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac said today.
Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair moved the Kerala High Court today, seeking to implead herself in a petition filed by former chief minister Oommen Chandy, challenging the report of a judicial commission on the scandal.
If things pan out, the installed capacity of solar power generation in the state will touch 1,870 megawatts (MW) by 2022.
Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) bagged its first construction project in “Gods Own Country”, Kerala.