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Kerala floods: The ghost of past environment policy returns

12 Sep

The state of Kerala has been facing unusually high rainfall since early August this year, which has led to statewide floods taking several lives and causing severe damage. According to the government, there hasn’t been a flood of this scale in last 90 years. The death toll currently as of August 14, stands at 39.

A red alert has been issued until August 15 in eight out of 14 districts of the state. As per the information from the officials, in the past one week itself more than 53,000 people have been moved to 439 relief camps across the state. A total of 1,43,220 people have been living in 1,790 relief camps all through this year’s monsoon, in which Kerala has received an unusually high amount of rainfall.

https://india.mongabay.com/2018/08/15/kerala-floods-the-ghost-of-past-environment-policy-returns/

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