Kerala: State Govt Asks Bankers Not To Attach Property In Flood-Hit Areas

The Logical Indian Crew Kerala

February 15th, 2019 / 12:31 PM

Kerala Flood-Hit Property

Image Credit: Wikimedia

Pinnarayi Vijayan government in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday told bankers not to attach property in the flood-hit areas of Kerala. The Kerala government has declared a moratorium (temporary prohibition of the property) till further notice.

This intervention was made by the government after the banks continued to attach properties in the flood-hit areas even after the moratorium in September 2018.

Additional chief secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta of irrigation department will hold additional responsibility as Chairman of Kerala Shipping Inland and Navigation Corporation Limited (KSINC). The cabinet meeting came to a conclusion to replace K Padmakumar with coastal Police ADGP P Sudesh Kumar in the post of Transport Commissioner.

Highlights of the meeting

The cabinet meeting also decided to inform about the project conceived for protecting the livelihood of street vendors of the state. The notification issued under Section 38 of Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act proposes to provide a separate area for the vendors to conduct their trade, reports The New Indian Express. The town vending machines will issue a certificate to the street vendors.

The state government has allocated Rs 9.4 crore to the ration shop owners. The owners had distributed 89,540 tonnes of rice, granted by the central government as part of flood relief through a public distribution system.

A sum of Rs 5 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) is allocated to Nimisha Thampi’s family. Nimisha Thampi was killed by a migrant labourer while she tried to stop him from snatching her grandmother’s chain. The government has also allocated Rs. five lakh to the family of Mudhurilandi, a native of Tamil Nadu, who lost his life after getting electrocuted by an underground cable.

Kerala Flood

Kerala was reeling under a severe flood for one week with 79 official deaths recorded. The incessant rain capsized boats of two fishermen, flooded houses of many, leading to an indefinite powercut. Many other people were injured or missing as rescue operations were underway by the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and military team. There were around 35,000 people who have been evacuated and placed in 200 relief camps.

Also Read: Without Revealing His Identity, This IAS Officer Volunteered For 8 Days In Kerala Flood Relief Camps


Written by : Shrishti Verma (Intern)

Edited by : Poorbita Bagchi

Related Stories

Volunteers Cleaning Kuttanad

Rebuilding Kerala: Over 60,000 Volunteers Including Ministers Are Cleaning Up Flood-Hit Kuttanad

Rice Bankers Muzaffarpur

Rice Bankers Of Muzaffarpur Hold Out Hope For Women’s Empowerment

Donations For Kerala Flood Victims

Humanity Above All: Maharashtra Sex Workers & Kerala Jail Inmates Also Come To Aid Of Kerala Flood Victims

Income Tax Raid Finds UP Govt Engineer With Property Worth 200 Crores And Two Families

Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018 Gets Passed; Allows Authorities To Attach And Confiscate The Properties

After Farmers, SSC Students, Bankers Protest In Delhi; Know Why

Latest on The Logical Indian


Remembering Tuticorin Firings: City Mourns Victims Of Anti-Sterlite Protests


7-Yr-Old Sperm Whale Found Dead With Stomach Full Of Plastics In Italy


Washington Becomes The First State To Approve Composting As An Alternative To Cremation & Burial


Arunachal Pradesh MLA, Son Among 11 Others Killed In Ambush; Counter-Insurgency Operation Launched


Election Marred by Allegations Of EVM Tampering, Selective Action On MCC Violation & Others; Confidence In EC Shaken?


Despite Numerous Government Schemes, These Tribal Communities In Jharkhand Struggle To Survive


Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.