A sought-after cruise tourism destination, comprising eight tiny islets, Munroe Island's low-lying areas have been facing a serious threat of being submerged during high tides.
Announcing the project, director Jude wrote on his social media handle, "This is the story of the brave Keralites who fought together the flood that drenched the state in 2018."
"The absence of a meticulous disaster management plan is affecting the state's disaster and mitigation programmes and activities in the state," Satheesan alleged.
Water in the Periyar river basin was rising at certain areas and falling or holding steady in others in the morning, officials said.
Authorities said shutter number three will be raised to 160 cm while two and four will remain at 120 cm and shutter one and five at 40 cm.
Many dams were nearing the full reservoir level due to rains in catchment areas and a red alert has been issued in the Kakki-Anathod dam in Pathanamthitta district and Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad.
The heavy rains led to six deaths -- one each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam and Ernakulam, and three in Kannur district -- resulting in a total of 12 rain-related casualties from July 31 to August 2
A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, while orange alert means very heavy rains from 6 cm to 20 cm of rain.
Non-construction of strong outer bunds as suggested by MS Swaminathan panel and others has put people living on bunds of polders in Kuttanad in harm’s way.
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We are yet to begin the process of impact assessment, said a District Biodiversity coordinator.
Unicef has initiated a psychosocial counselling among women and children across the state in the aftermath of the deluge.
The World Bank, in its preliminary report, has estimated that an amount of Rs 25,050 crore is necessary for rebuilding the state.
According to the budget papers, a total of Rs 11,866.9 crore is owed to the government under various heads at the end of the 2016-17 financial year.
Lekha’s words present the state of affair of the allotment of interest-free loan to flood-ravaged families in the state.
The UDF-affiliated NGO Association estimates at least 40 per cent will abstain from the “forced collection” by the government.
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Stating that crowdfunding is essential for the rebuilding of the state, he said reconstruction will be carried out after assessing the loss in each sectors.
On Friday, Huma and Raghat, a delegate from Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning, Germany, called on Kerala State Literacy Mission director P S Sreekala as part of assessing the situation.
The state government had originally proposed a 10 per cent cess on SGST that would mobilise anything between Rs 700 crore and Rs 900 crore a fiscal.
The 11-member team, led by Home Ministry’s Special Secretary B R Sharma, will visit all 12 affected districts in the state till September 24.