Cyclone Ockhi

A tribute to the survivors

When cyclone Ockhi hit the shores of Kerala and Tamil Nadu two years ago, it claimed more than 400 lives.

published on : 17th June 2019

Kanniyakumari: PIL seeks direction on deletion of 45,000 voters

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

published on : 9th May 2019

Hurray, jobs at last for Ockhi victims!

The Society for Assistance to Fisherwomen (SAF) will be given the charge of the facility.

published on : 11th February 2019

Kerala government decides to insure fishers’ boats

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.

published on : 4th February 2019

Fishermen families in Kerala grapple with loan reality, a year after cyclone Ockhi

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.

published on : 21st January 2019

Kerala government provides 1,000 satellite phones to aid fishermen in tough times

The India government permits the use of satellite phone only with special government order; permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs is mandatory.

published on : 19th January 2019

Conduct study of Ockhi impact on seawater, fishermen: House panel

The committee had come out with the demands in its report on Cyclone Ockhi and the environmental impact it had on the coastal areas. 

published on : 4th December 2018

Bearing the scars of the past

Brunan M of Vettucadu is one such survivor who was rescued after three days at sea.

published on : 29th November 2018

Sea warning systems need to be more efficient: Minister TM Thomas Isaac

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the distribution of ISRO’s satellite phones for fishermen on November 30, Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma said. 

published on : 29th November 2018

Where are the promised life jackets, ask Kerala fishermen

The Fisheries Department has provided temporary job to the wife of an Ockhi victim in Ernakulam district.

published on : 29th November 2018

Memories of Cyclone Ockhi devastation refuse to fade

After two surgeries and months of hospitalisation, 44-year-old Michael remains bedridden.

published on : 29th November 2018

Kerala mulls coastal information system stations

 The state government is considering setting up coastal management information system (CMIS) centres along the Kerala coastline to strengthen search and rescue operations. 

published on : 20th November 2018

Kerala: Documentary on Cyclone Ockhi set to release

Ockhi battered the Kerala coast last year in November, snuffing the lives of several fishers.

published on : 14th November 2018

Kerala: Cyclone warning spreads panic in coastal areas

The Fisheries Department has notified the fishermen about the red alert and urged the fishing boats to return to the shore immediately.

published on : 5th October 2018

Local Self-Government Department to prepare for disasters

According to the Local Self-Government Department (LSGD), local bodies have been instructed to constitute such a new working group by September 28.

published on : 24th September 2018
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