Kuttanad Flooded by Heavy Monsoon Rainfall worst Hit in last seven year

Published on: 16 Jul, 2013
Published under: Alappuzha District News, Kerala Agriculture News, Kerala Weather News

15 July 2013

Heavy Monsoon this year have flooded the Rice Bowl of Kerala known for farming below sea level. Over 2000 homes have been damaged and almost 50 per cent of the crops have been destroyed in Kuttanad.

Monsoon here means flooded schools, lack of potable water, and agricultural collapse, Gylvyster Ousther, a businessman from that region says. Being a low-lying area all harmful pesticides used nearby get collected here.

Even measures taken to limit the damage caused by floods have backfired. Environmentalists say river spillways, regulators, earthen bandhs, which were built, under a special programme have worsened the flood situation. Poorly planned constructions in Kuttanad and surrounding areas have encroached into the space meant for the rivers.


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