Inadequate freshwater supply from rivers and saline ingress has dealt a double blow to the rice farmers of Kole paddy lands in Kerala even as the state tries to cope with a severe drought.
S. Gopikrishna Warrier
The Kerala government has decided to scale up the well-recharging programme called Mazhapolima (Rain Bounty) from Thrissur district to all parts of the state.
Otters are apex predators in a riverine ecosystem. Their return indicates that there is plenty to eat for the otters and that there is a natural habitat safe enough for them to breed.