The proposed Wetland Research Institute announced by the State government would come up at Kottayam, the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said. The announcement came as part of the message he had send for the 24th Kerala Science Congress which is underway at the Rubber Research Institute of India.

Prof V N Rajasekharan Pillai, executive vice president, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) who read out the message said the institute would come up the facility of the regional centre of the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM ) here. An autonomous institution would be ideal for taking up effective research in the area, he pointed out.