When cyclone Ockhi hit the shores of Kerala and Tamil Nadu two years ago, it claimed more than 400 lives.
Petitioner contended that the mass deletion has raised a suspicion that the election authorities had made a statutory default in conducting a fair and free election, by removing voters’ names wantonly
The Society for Assistance to Fisherwomen (SAF) will be given the charge of the facility.
The rescue operation carried out by the state’s fishermen during the mid-August flood has been invaluable that the government decided to implement insurance scheme for traditional fishing boats.
If the government could give at least Rs 10 lakh directly to the dependents without putting it in the bank, it would have helped them, a social worker said.
The India government permits the use of satellite phone only with special government order; permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs is mandatory.
The committee had come out with the demands in its report on Cyclone Ockhi and the environmental impact it had on the coastal areas.
Brunan M of Vettucadu is one such survivor who was rescued after three days at sea.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the distribution of ISRO’s satellite phones for fishermen on November 30, Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma said.
The Fisheries Department has provided temporary job to the wife of an Ockhi victim in Ernakulam district.
After two surgeries and months of hospitalisation, 44-year-old Michael remains bedridden.
The state government is considering setting up coastal management information system (CMIS) centres along the Kerala coastline to strengthen search and rescue operations.
Ockhi battered the Kerala coast last year in November, snuffing the lives of several fishers.
The Fisheries Department has notified the fishermen about the red alert and urged the fishing boats to return to the shore immediately.
According to the Local Self-Government Department (LSGD), local bodies have been instructed to constitute such a new working group by September 28.