Even though the tourism industry contributes over 10 percent of the state’s GDP, it’s still viewed in the power corridors as a non-essential sector. That means, during crises like the current pandemic, the industry is the last to open up.
The suspicious deaths of three women, all below the age of 25, have once again blown the lid off the spectre of domestic violence and dowry-related persecution in Kerala, sparking conversations about the position of women in a family.
A writ petition was filed in the Kerala High Court Tuesday by a resident of Amini island, requesting a directive to the administration and the Centre to distribute food kits and financial aid to residents.
Kerala budget: The finance minister said the Covid-19 stimulus package would include Rs 2,800 crore to tackle the health emergency situation and Rs 8,900 crore which will be disbursed directly to people facing loss of livelihood.
Its feat is a result of tight restrictions on the entry and exit to the village by the tribal councils, high awareness within the community about the dangers of the virus and the interventions by government departments to protect the tribe.
Lakshadweep row: The UT Administration has said Praful K Patel's proposals are aimed at ensuring safety and well-being of residents along with promoting the islands as a tourist destination on par with the Maldives.
On the proposal to serve liquor at resorts on the inhabited islands, the Collector said permits will be given only at “selected tourist establishments only for tourists”, not for islanders. Earlier, liquor was allowed only at resorts on the uninhabited island of Bangaram.
While Kerala’s peak tourist season between November and February had helped businesses and operators shave off losses to a small extent, the beginning of the second wave brought the industry to a complete standstill again.
Kerala 'triple lockdown' strategy involves focused interventions by the administration and law enforcement agencies at three levels to clamp down on the movement of the public and ensure smooth operation of essential sectors.