A cooperative society, formed nine decades ago as an association of lower caste manual labourers in Malabar region of Kerala, is now a business conglomerate worth hudreds of crores, and runs an IT park, the first the world by a labour cooperative. Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS), the largest...
Despite the declining number students as a result of a shrinking birth rate and the  the number of private schooling nearly doubling in a decade, the number students enrolled in class 1 of government or government aided schools in Kerala has increased from 2,49,533 in the 2016-17 academic year...
The Ernakulam district administration is to launch a programme to support meritorious students from financially backward families to pursue higher education. Puthuyugam, a unique programme to support such students, is run fully with the support of donations by private companies under their corporate social responsibility initiatives. The district administration has selected,...
To observe clouds and rain processes in the region, a High Altitude Cloud Physics Observatory has been established at Munnar in Kerala. The observatory will help understand rainfall distribution and rainfall processes in a way useful for  prediction of monsoon rainfall, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth...
Kerala’s network of Selp Help Groups, Kudumbasree, will be the implementation agency of the Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SVEDP) of the Union Ministry of Rural Development in the state. Currently held at two districts, the project will be scaled up to all the 14 districts of the Kerala. This...
The Kerala government's LIFE (livelihood inclusion and financial empowerment) Housing Mission initiative, will provide housing for socially excluded classes, such as transgenders, un-wed mothers and HIV+ persons. The beneficiaries will also include mentally ill, disabled, seriously-ill, widows and those who have been deprived of livelihood following serious accidents, according to...
The Maharashtra government may come up with home based care for mentally ill women once treated at mental hospitals, following a Supreme Court order earlier in July that asked the state to execute a rehabilitation policy for mentally challenged patients. The state is in talks with a Kerala-based NGO and...
Like in the last year, current year too may see the southern states experiencing drought like conditions. When the south west monsoon covered the country fully by July 19, data showed the average area-weighted rainfall of 343.4 mm the country received was one percent more than historic normal. But in...
To change the face of the water transport and marine tourism in the state, the Kerala state government is planning a `slow tourism water project' that will cover the 450 km-long coastline of the state. The Cochin international airport (Cial) will undertake the project will see interlinking of waterways along...
The Kerala government has informed that supreme court that it has decided to open dog rehabilitation zoos in all 14 districts of the state to address the menace of stray dogs by creating shelters for them. The government lawyer informed the court that fenced dog rehabilitation zoos will be opened...

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