"After the Kerala floods, most of the roads were damaged. Now, it has all been rebuilt and the state is standing on its own feet again. We want to convey to tourists that they can come to Kerala and won't face any hassles," an official said.
The team, comprising four research scholars from the department, including the centre's chairperson Dr Amita Singh, visited four of the worst affected districts - Alappuzha, Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta - which together cover 20 talukas.
In Chendamangalam, a village in Kerala home to centuries-old hand-loom textiles which got ravaged by the recent floods, 'Chekutty', a hand-made doll fashioned out of sullied fabric, is emerging as a symbol of hope and unity.
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There has been a severe criticism of the manner in which the gates of major dams like Cheruthoni, Mullaperiyar and Idamalayar were opened simultaneously to release massive amounts of water into rivers like the Periyar which subsequently inundated regions like Aluva and Paravur.
Shashi Tharoor shared a series of tweets using hashtag #ProudToBeMalayali to defend people of Kerala after a news anchor called Keralite 'shameless'.
Following the trend, many people took to social media and shared their reason of being a proud Malayali.
Chendamangalam's handloom industry has a long history behind its origin. The industry has been associated with the feudal family of Paliam. In its early days, the handloom clothes were only meant for members of the Paliam family.
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.
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.