Natural Disaster

Mountain of a task

Print edition : September 28, 2018

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressing the Special Session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly convened to discuss the recent floods in the State, in Thiruvananthapuram on August 30. Photo: S Mahinsha

Workers remove debris from a collapsed building in north Paravur on September 4. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Massive heaps of solid waste that was removed from numerous homes in the flood-hit regions at a centralised facility near Aluva near Kochi on August 30. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat

Former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

A house in Kuttanad, Alappuzha, on August 27, as flood waters began to recede. Photo: R.S. Iyer/ AP

Residents of the Kalluthankadavu colony returning home with relief materials provided by the Snehapoorvam Kozhikode initiative on September 4. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

Flood victims collect rehabilitation kits at Eloor, Kochi, on August 31. Photo: PTI

Distribution of tablets to prevent leptospirosis, at Government General Hospital in Kozhikode on September 3. Photo: S. Ramesh Kurup

Flood relief material from Hyderabad dumped at the Central railway station in Thiruvananthapuram on August 29. Photo: S. Gopakumar

With thousands of flood refugees finding it hard to return to their homes in view of waterlogging, lack of sanitation and clean drinking water and the outbreak of diseases, Kerala launches a funds mobilisation drive to begin the gargantuan task of rebuilding its infrastructure and economy.
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