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Expert body says inadequate capacity of Kerala’s largest lake added to floods

An analysis of the Central Water Commission has said that the inability of the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake, to absorb much of the water drained into it during an unprecedented level of...

How businesses jumped into help in Kerala floods

By Shruty Yadav When Kerala faced massive floods, unprecedented in nearly a century, civil society, NGOs and state, national and foreign governments came for help. Through innovative ideas, cash and material donations, fundraising and offering of...

How they rebuilt after these 10 ravaging disasters

By Anjani Chadha 1. 2015 earthquake, Nepal The 2015 Nepal earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 killed nearly 9000 people, leaving almost 3.5 million people homeless. The Nepalese army launched the Operation Sankat Mochan to complete...

Extreme weather conditions in 2018 show the impact of climate change

By Nikita Raina The destructive floods which devastated Kerala, killing hundreds, displacing over a million and creating damages worth $3bn, was considered to be the worst disaster the South Indian State faced in hundred years. This...

Kerala Floods: Was it Anticipated by the Gadgil Committee ?

By Nandini Basak Kerala, known for its beautiful backwaters and greenery, was devastated due to severe flooding and heavy rainfall. Between June 1 and August 18, the state as a whole received 2344.84 mm of rain...

As flood water retreats, waste management next big concern for Kerala

By Anjali Singhal Regarded as the worst since 1924, the Kerala floods have led to the death of over 480 people and rendered hundreds of thousands of people homeless. As the water retreats, problems with...

Role of fishermen in Kerala flood disaster response hailed

By Muskan Garg While Kerala witnessed the worst floods of the century, hundreds of fishermen emerged as heroes by rescuing thousands of victims, in what seems to be the largest ever flood rescue operation led...

Kerala shows the risk of severe floods is still evolving

Daniel Parsons, University of Hull and Christopher Skinner, University of Hull The Indian state of Kerala has been devastated by severe floods. More than 350 people have died, while more than a million have been...

Kerala’s monsoon: lessons from recent floods in India

Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University Media call it the worst flood of the century in the region. After more than two weeks of relentless rain, Kerala, a state at the southern tip of India, known...

Youth in Delhi launch campaign to help pupil in Kerala’s worst flood hit area

While Kerala witnessed the worst flood of a century, which killed over 350 and displaced a million, youth in Delhi is organising a largescale campaign to help school going children of Kuttanadu, one of...