August 15, 2018, two days before all Indians awaiting to celebrate the independence day, Kerala, I call it United States of Travancore or maybe it was called once upon a time, Malayalees like to call it as "Gods Own Country" not sure in what perspective but then again being born in Trivandrum the capital city of Kerala I am also proud to claim that to the outside world. Every Malayalee across the world would have had a shock hearing the devasting news most of Kerala in water except Kollam and Trivandrum.
South West Monsoon in Kerala since 1st June has been 153% so far compared to previous years during the same period. This is one of the reasons for the floods in Kerala.
Recent fury of floods and the ravages it left on the people of Kerala, yet to recover from the havoc, scores of people have forced to remain in shelters after lost everything has forced the "think tank" in the central government, the Ministry of Earth Sciences to go for a study on the impact of climate changes in Kerala, grouping scientists and scientific institution of the country to go in for a deeper study on the climate changes and suggest ways to prevent if possible or overcome without huge any huge loss.
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met for the second time in two days here today to review the rescue & relief operations in the flood-affected areas in Kerala. Cabinet Secretary Shri PK Sinha, who chaired the meeting, held a video conference with the Chief Secretaries of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It was decided to mobilise additional resources of all agencies including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to provide the required assistance to Kerala.