Rahul Gandhi flagged that many flood-affected families in his constituency lost essential documents such as ration cards, Aadhaar cards, school or college certificates, land titles, registered documents, birth certificates, death certificates, tax receipts, pan cards.
Several organisations, as well as individuals, stepped in to arrange for a sumptuous meal and new clothes for those living at relief camps in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts — the worst-hit by the floods this year.
There’s no way of telling the state is recovering from such a calamity. It’s only when one crosses junkyards with discarded doors and cupboards, and mechanic shops filled like parking lots with disused cars, that reality dawns.
The findings in the state-wide survey held just over two months after the state was devastated by unprecedented floods in a century have prompted Kerala State Literacy Mission (KLSM) to pitch for a "disaster management literacy programme".
One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.
As the rain fury continues in Kerala, the state government has issued a red alert notice in all the 14 districts. The death toll has climbed to 67 while over one lakh people are put in relief camps. Transport connectivity has taken a major hit with trains are either getting cancelled or delayed. The Kochi […]
Residents of Kozhithuruth, an island in Kerala, are worried after their homes were flooded due to heavy rains this year. Their bigger worry is that the floods may destroy their only link to the mainland, a 30-year-old stone bridge over a stream.