Sunday, September 27, 2009

'Thrissur Pooram Pandal' enters Limca Book of World Records

The 'Thrissur Pooram Pandal' has entered the Limca Book of Records for being the biggest 'Pandal' in the world.

The 90-foot-high 'Pandal' weighing 3.5 tonne, was built by the Thiruvambady Group, one of the main participants in the world famous 'Thrissur Pooram.' The 'pandal,' made mainly of bamboo, was built under the aegis of UAE-based Sun Group Director T A Sunder Menon and adorned with thousands of LEDs imported from different countries.

Talking to reporters here today, Thiruvambady Devaswom President M C S Menon said the speciality of the 'Pandal' was explained to the officials of the 'Limca Book of World Records'.
The record would find a place in the 2010 edition of the book.

The 'Pandal' entered the record books on the basis of its height, number of stairs and exceptional ornamental decoration, he added.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kerala to get additional 0.4 tmcft water from PAP

As per todays news report, we understand that Tamil Nadu has agreed to release an additional quantity of 0.4 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet) water from the PAP(Parambikulam-Aliyar Project) for the Chitturpuzha irrigation scheme for the second crop paddy cultivation during this water year ending June next. This is in addition to the annual share of 7.25 tmcft water to Kerala for use in the Chitturpuzha scheme as per the PAP agreement.