Kerala

Environmental awards of PCB announced

The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has announced the annual awards for best environmental practice in various categories.

The Kozhikode Corporation has bagged the first prize among local bodies with a population above 5 lakhs. The Koyilandy and Vadakara municipalities won the first and second prize respectively for local bodies with population between 100,000 and 500,000. The sewage treatment plants at Muttathara, Thiruvananthapuram, and Wellington Island, Ernakulam were selected for the first and second prize respectively in the category.

The following are the other winners:-

Hospitals: 1) Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ernakulam (2) DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences (3) District Hospital, Mananthavady.

Industries with effluent generation above 5 MLD: 1) Agastan Textile Colours, Palakkad (2) BPCL Kochi refinery

Industries having effluent generation between 1 and 5 MLD: 1) Travancore Titanium Products (2) Extra Weave Private ltd, Alappuzha

Crushers: 1) Parakkal Granites, Ernakulam (2) Mavanal Granites, Pathanamthitta (3) Payyavur Crushers, Kannur

Hotels: 1) Spices Village, Idukki (2) Hilton Garden Inn, Thiruvananthapuram (3) Khanna Hotels, Kasaragod

Pig farm: 1) Hilltop Pig Farm, Karuvanchal, Kannur (2) Nenmara pig farm, Palakkad

Other institutions: 1) Wonderla Holidays, Ernakulam (2) KK Builders, Kannur

The judging committee was chaired by Dr. Ajith Haridas, Chairman, KSPCB. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is scheduled to present the awards to the winners at a function to be held at the Energy Management Centre, Sreekaryam, on Tuesday in connection with the World Environment Day celebrations.

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