Kerala flood

Local Self-Government Department to test water quality in flood-hit areas

The details of the water sources will be collected using mobile application.

published on : 7th September 2018

Kerala government to help ward off acute stress disorders in flood survivors

To take stock of the status of mental health among the survivors the Health Department is planning to come out with a year-long project in flood-hit areas.

published on : 7th September 2018

Unprecedented rains, not dams caused Kerala floods: Central Water Commission

The sources said that the report is based on analysis of dam-related data generated during the period of heavy rainfall.

published on : 6th September 2018

Floods destroyed 2,220 houses in Ernakulam: District Information Office

A statement issued by the District Information Office said 1,804 km of roads in the district were damaged in the flood.

published on : 6th September 2018

Miffed at IMD, Kerala government eyes global agencies for better forecast

Bureaucrats said the state government’s key weather-related decisions including the opening of dam shutters, evacuation of people, etc are guided based on the forecast of IMD among other things.

published on : 6th September 2018

Kerala floods: Of a postponed wedding and the spirit of unity

The once-in-a-lifetime Kerala floods postponed the marriage of Mithun Shenoy, a software engineer, with Sangamitra, an assistant professor. But it also gave them an experience to remember...

published on : 5th September 2018

Kerala government’s method of fixing flood compensation raises eyebrows

MLA  V D Satheesan told Express the categories would be up to only three.

published on : 5th September 2018

Kerala floods: When a Danish theatre artist lent a shoulder to flood relief work in the state

He wanted to visit the famous Sivananda Yoga Ashram, situated near Neyyar dam, but unfortunately, it was not the best time for him to visit the state. 

published on : 5th September 2018

Flood-hit handloom business in Kerala faces extinction fear

A generation of weavers left in the lurch with looms and yarns damaged and youngsters are already lukewarm about it.

published on : 2nd September 2018

Rebuilding Kerala

Here’s a look at the cost of rebuilding Kerala; the fears of an epidemic and containing them; getting help from different corners and utilising them and whether the floods are uniting Keralites.

published on : 2nd September 2018

Kerala floods: Agriculture production badly hit; losses may cross Rs 1356 crore

The devastating floods that have left a trail of destruction will cripple the state’s agriculture production in a major way in the current year, especially rice.

published on : 25th August 2018

Kerala to Odisha special train for victims

To facilitate evacuation of stranded flood victims from Kerala to Odisha, one special train will be run between Bhubaneswar - Ernakulam - Bhubaneswar.

published on : 22nd August 2018

Kerala flood: Special train brings hundreds of migrant labourers to Kolkata

The passengers, mostly labourers from West Bengal, reached Howrah station late last night in the 21-coach special train from Thiruvananthapuram.

published on : 21st August 2018

Kerala floods HIGHLIGHTS: Centre releases Rs 600 crore, waives off customs duty and GST on relief materials

The Centre today released Rs 600 crore to flood-hit Kerala and decided to waive customs duty and GST on the relief materials being imported for the affected people in the state.

published on : 21st August 2018

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for national calamity tag to Kerala flood tragedy

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday demanded that the Centre declare the floods in Kerala a national calamity and extend all necessary support until the State overcomes the crisis.

published on : 21st August 2018

Kerala floods: Social media on the mission

What better way to reach the mass than use social media. Various  Facebook groups like  ‘Trivandrum Indian’,  ‘Where In Trivandrum’ and Eat-At Trivandrum are in the forefront of flood relief activitie

published on : 21st August 2018

Kerala flood: Survivors face health risks, drinking water crisis in Idukki

The army ferried oil tankers to Adimaly, whose 40,000 residents were cut off from the rest of the district, after partially opening the Kochi Dhanushkodi NH 85 that connects Adimaly and Kothamangalam

published on : 21st August 2018

Kerala flood: Providing clean potable water poses big challenge

According to the department officers, with potable water sources including wells still contaminated with septic waste and carcass, super chlorination drive will have to be conducted.

published on : 21st August 2018

No provision to declare Kerala floods as national calamity: Alphons Kannanthanam

Alphons Kannanthanam today turned down the demand of Congress leaders to declare Kerala flood as a "national calamity" and said there was no provision in the Disaster Management Act 2005 to do so.

published on : 20th August 2018

Kerala economy has suffered the biggest blow: CM Pinrayai Vijayan

Indicating that reconstructing Kerala would be a Herculean task, the chief minister said the cost of constructing and reviving activities would come to state's one year plan outlay.

published on : 20th August 2018
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