Inorder to improve the financial situation of Kerala State Electricty Board and cover the recent financial liability raised due to purchase of thermal power a surcharge will be levied. The extra charge will be levied for 6 months starting from coming month of April. The Electricity regulatory commission has given positive nod for this surcharge where in all types of consumers comes under the purview. The government has to be decide whether any discount has to be given for consumers with regard to the increase in price. Currently Electricity Board is charging an amount of 25ps per unit for those who are using more than 120 units per month. The timeframe for currently livied surchage will end on 31st of March, 2012. The new surcharge will be in effect once the timeframe for the currently levied surcharge is over. It is expected that about 161 crores of additional income will be generated for Electricity Board when the new surchage will be in effect.
A food festival is being held in trivandrum for raising fund for charity activities of lourd matha care. The lourde matha care is a charity organisation which function under the lourde ferona church located in PMG Junction. Isn’t it feel good when you eat your most loved delicacies. It feels more good if you know that a part of the money you are paying is used for charity puposes. The food festival will be inaugurated by the Honorable Speaker of Kerala, G Karthikeyan in church premises. The festival is being organised till the 8th of this month. Local and indegenious recepies which are famous in different parts of kerala are being served in the festival like, kappa, fish curry, chappathy, beef, pothu ulathiyathu, pork and mutton roasts, fried rice, kuttanadan tharavu (duck) curry will be readily available in the festival. A thattukada will also be there where people can enjoy the local snacks along with tea like various vadas and banana fries. A special consumer exhibhition is also being held along with the food festival where people can buy or book consumer durables and new cars / apartments.
Lots of devotees are visiting pazhavangadi temple to see the god in a newly consecrated golden idol. For the past one week several special poojas were happening in the temple for the consecration of this new idol in the temple. People have started coming from far away places to see the god in new golden idol. Secuirty in the temple has been tightened as more soliders been deployed. Indian Army is taking care of the security which is the unique feature of this temple. Golden idol for the god has been made by the gold offerings made by the people to the temple. The festival of reconsecration of the idol will end on the 7th for this month with Sahasrakalasha Abhishekam. It is expected that the number of people visiting the temple will increase during the holidays of Saturday and Sunday. Devotees who are visiting padmanabhaswamy temple is visiting pazhavangadi ganapathy temple once the golden idol of the lord Vighneshwara is in place.