Disaster Management

India Inc. reaches out to help Kerala

Corporate India has been making large contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), and finding other ways to help too. The biggest donor so far is the Adani Foundation, with Rs. 25 crore for immediate relief, and another Rs. 25 crore committed for rehabilitation and resettlement. AF …

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‘No warning system’

Amid several analyses of Kerala’s devastating floods earlier this month pointing to lack of preparedness escalating the impact of the extreme weather event, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Madhavan Rajeevan said a ‘red alert’ issued by the IMD for several districts of Kerala two days ahead of the August …

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When help dropped from the skies

Air Marshal B. Suresh’s primary concern as he air-dropped relief supplies over flood-hit Chenganoor on Sunday was to ensure that he did not accidentally injure citizens marooned on roofs. The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Air Command, had made a mid-day sortie into the swamped locality on board an MI-17 B, …

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82,000 rescued in battered Kerala

Hundreds of volunteers and fishworkers joined hands with teams of the armed forces, National Disaster Response Force, and State government agencies in a massive operation to rescue over 82,000 citizens from flooded locations in four districts on Friday. The rescue efforts which commenced at daybreak continued into the night. Helicopters …

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Panel formed, Centre tells SC

Cabinet Secretary orders supply of drinking water, dry food packets to flood-hit Kerala The Centre on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that the Union Cabinet Secretary had constituted a committee chaired by the chairman of the Central Water Commission and engineers-in-chiefs of Tamil Nadu and Kerala for “proper reservoir management …

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