Over 400 Dead, Lakhs Displaced: Long Road to Normalcy in Kerala 

From 29 May till 29 August, a total of 417 people have died in the state of Kerala. 

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Rahul Gandhi in Kerala.
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The state of Kerala struggles to get back to its feet after the worst floods of the century leave behind a trail of death and destruction.

From 29 May – when the monsoon rains began lashing Kerala – till 30 August, a total of 483 people have died, while 14 people are still missing. At one point, more than one million people took shelter in relief camps.

Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi had visited the state to take stock of the situation.

Snapshot
  • The Cochin International Airport Ltd commenced normal operations on 29 August, after a two-week closure due to the floods
  • Addressing the media on 29 August, Rahul Gandhi said he would “not politicise” the Kerala flood situation
  • Controversy had erupted over the issue of international aid to Kerala, especially over the Rs 700 crore aid purportedly announced by UAE
8:36 PM , 29 Aug

The All India Professionals’ Congress Meets Rahul Gandhi

The All India Professionals’ Congress met with Congress president Rahul Gandhi on day 2 of his visit to flood-hit Kerala.

11:38 AM , 29 Aug

Rahul Gandhi Flags Off Relief Material Trucks

Rahul Gandhi flagged off the Relief Material trucks from Marine Drive in Kochi, on Wednesday, 29 August.

10:20 AM , 29 Aug

Centre's Support Should Have Been More: Rahul In Kochi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed the BJP-led central government, stating that the “extent of support should be more.”

The extent of support that the central govt has given should be more. This is owed to the people of Kerala. It is their right. I am sad that central govt has not given as much aid as they should.
Rahul Gandhi in Kochi

He added that he will not comment on the “nature of the crisis.”

I have come here as a support and not to politicize the situation. I will not comment on the nature of this crisis

He said that the compensation promised should be delivered at the earliest.

9:25 AM , 29 Aug

Kochi Airport to Re-open Today

The Kochi Airport, which was closed since 15 August due to flooding, will resume its operations from 2 pm on Wednesday, 29 August.


Published: 20 Aug 2018, 8:49 AM IST
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