Friday, January 29, 2010

500 acre missing in Munnar proposed Forest Notification!!

Given above is the RTI reply received from Munnar DFO. it is clear that, as per the govt order Go(ms)379/80/RD dated 19.09.80, revenue dept must hand over 17922 Acre forest land to forest department. But this land is neither with revenue department, nor with forest dept. Actually it is with the encroachers or tata.
Anyway, the proposed forest notification declared by state forest minister will cover only 17349 acre. (Read the minister's declaration in media). That is, instead of 17922 Acre, forest dept will now notify only 17349 acre. Deducting 500 acre from the notification, govt can help encroachers. Buildings and reports in Munnar town including Party officer will be saved through this deduction.
If govt failed to notify the full land, as per earlier govt order, it will nullify the proceedings. And encroachers can approach the high court to grand their right over the encroached land.
For saving the encroachers, officers are misguiding the minister and the govt to notify 17349 acre only. The missing 500 acre, there lies the real Munnar Politics.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Manorama gives wrong information about the Bt-brinjal.

Malayala Manorama daily published an article regarding the Bt-brinjal, in their edit page. the business interest is clear in the heading. Manorama is neither interested in the bio technology improvement nor worried about the health hazards. What ever happened, the are only interested to sell it. So it seems they are happy, as the Bt discussions getting hotter.
In the content, the article made 4 major factual mistakes/ given misleading information.
1.Bt-Brinjal is no where proved as it has increased productivity. It is not intended to increase production. Bt-brinjal is only intended to reduce the pesticide consumption. So it is clear that, the basic information given is false.
2. "Cost of agriculture will be reduced" is a false allegation, which is already proved by hundreds of farmers in Gujrath and Punjab. Cost of seed will increase enormously, as it is supplied by an MNC like Monsanto, which is only intended to make maximum profit. (For details, read articles of veteran genetic scientist Sri.Pushpa M Bhargava.)
3. GEAC has not approved any scientific reports that contains the impact of Bt-brinjal on human consumption. GEAC has not even considered any test reports made in this regard, as there is no scientific study that tested the long run impact of Bt-brinjal consumption.
4. The funniest, but important point is that, the article put forwards two options for us. To choose brinjal either which is polluted by pesticides or which is Genetically polluted by Bt bacteria. This is non-sense. Both this options are un-sustainable and dangerous to human beings.
Even though it seems partially true, the author is hiding the 3rd option, the only option for sustainable agriculture, that is Organic farming.
Media usually won't suggest a right track to its readers. Instead, they will confuse.

Anyway, Manorama has only one stand. Let anything happen, we must sell our paper..
Jai mathukuttichayan.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

PT Usha asks to stop Bt-brinjal.

Famous athlete P.T Usha asks Jayaram Ramesh to stop Bt-brinjal. In favour of Kerala govt's decision to stop Bt-brinjal, Smt. Usha asks MoEF to take steps in favour of organic farmers.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cycling with a mission

A cycling trip starting from Kasaragod, to Trivandrum. For creating awareness among the public.

Binoy's favourite food

State forest minister Binoy Viswam reveals his taste preferences, in the latest issue of GOKULAM SREE, a magazine owned by Gokulam group.  He likes HUMGARIAN GULAB, which is made of pig meat along with so many rare ingredients.. All Comrades may please ask ur wife to prepare Humgarian Gulab.. Taste it...  Let the revolution come through the kitchen..

Thursday, January 21, 2010

CBI raid in LPG agency

Due to the massive corruption in LPG supply, and bulk number of unauthorized connections, CBI anti corruption department has conducted raid at an T.R gas agency Mattannur, in Kannur dist. Due to the continues illegal dealings, a customer approached Indian Oil Corporation for getting the full list of customers of this agency through the RIGHT to information Act. the list evidently showed that there was hundreds of illegal and unauthorized connections for misusing the subsidised LPG. This news was telecasted in Amrita Tv, and on that ground CBI Kochi unit conducted Raid.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Munnar notification getting Delayed

Kannan Devan Hills alias Munnar is forest land in the hands of Revenue dept. But due to the delay in notification of 17900 acre, as forest, so many encroachments occured there.

This document shows that the file regarding the notification reached the Office of the Forest minister on 01-08-2009, after signed by the Chief minister. But, unnecessary delay in notification even after fulfilling all procedures is for helping the encroachers.. 5 months delay gave time to build so many illegal constructions in Munnar. We should see that CPI, who opposed Munnar operations is handling the Forest department and revenue dept.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Church bells against Global warming

Here is a news piece. christian churches in Kottayam district have decided to sound the bells, as a protest against Global warming. Even though we may feel it as a good, sensitive decision, it is not so. What changes it makes, if they bells? Will it help in anyway to reduce global warming? Instead of this, they could have reduce the unwanted lighting in church, ask devotees to reduce electricity consumption, usage of air conditioners etc.
Without changing the lifestyle, NO JESUS WILL HELP US from the GLOBAL WARMING.

Monsanto- the silent killer.

Poster designed by some activists. The monsanto is being criticised for their anti-human approach in GM seeds. Bt-brinjal

Love itself is Jihad

Editorial article by Civik Chandran in Padabhedam. An excellant one regarding the parenting, and Love Jihad.