Legal framework

Who decides severity?

Print edition : September 14, 2018

Fire and rescue personnel evacuate people from flooded houses in Eloor, in Ernakulam on August 16. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

A road damaged by floodwaters in Kadungallur, Ernakulam district. Photo: H. Vibhu

The lack of normative legal and administrative standards in dealing with a natural calamity and the absence of verifiable criteria to determine its severity puts Kerala at the mercy of the Centre.
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