Tropical Storm DAYE (previously named FOUR) moved north-west over the Bay of Bengal before reaching the coast of southern Odisha State on the evening of 20 September (UTC), close to the Chatrapur city. It continued inland in a north-westerly direction, weakening into a tropical depression.
Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain could still affect Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra States.
A depression formed over eastcentral in the night (2030 IST) of yesterday, the 19th September, 2018. Moving nearly west-northwestwards, it intensified into a deep depression and lay centred in the morning (0830 hrs IST) of today, the 20th September, 2018 over westcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 17.5 0N and longitude 87.0 0E, about 310 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam (Coastal Andhra Pradesh) and about 300 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha). It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is conducting a two-day training-cum-workshop programme on ‘Application of GIS (Geographic Information System) in Disaster Management’ here today. The training programme aims to help participants develop skills for effectively utilising the geo-information tools for disaster management.
Following the onset of the south-west Monsoon, heavy rains continued to trigger floods in eight States (Kerala, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Nagaland).
According to national authorities as of 19 September, the death toll is at 1 393, 501 in Kerala, 180 in Karnataka, 53 in Assam, 251 in West Bengal, 297 in Uttar Pradesh, 69 in Uttarakhand, 31 in Odisha and 11 in Nagaland. 45 people are also reported missing, 428 injured and more than 10 200 000 people affected.
By Roli Srivastava
MUMBAI, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's indigenous children are far more likely to die or suffer from malnutrition than those from other communities, according to the first government study on health among tribal groups.
Among indigenous communities, 57 out of every 1,000 children die before age five, compared to 37 deaths in other social groups, according to the report released last week.
The monsoon has left the state of Kerala in turmoil. 322 deaths were reported of 28th August 2018, with 15 people still missing. 14 districts and 776 villages have been affected namely Kannur, Kollam, Kasargode, Allapuzha, Thirssur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Malapuram, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram and Wayanad. The hilly terrains of Wayanad and Idukki also bore the brunt of landslides during unprecedented rains and flooding. In total, around 5.5 million people (55 lakhs) were affected by the floods, with 1.4 million stationed across 5,640 camps.
By Pradeep Thakur
NEW DELHI: The government is likely to tweak the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules under the Companies Act for creating a dedicated corpus on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as a larger private sector engagement. At present, the Centre and states allocate funds for all disasterrelated activities—mitigation, rescue, relief and rehabilitation.
WFP provides capacity building and technical assistance to Government of India (GoI) safetynets reaching 800 million people.
Severe floods affected the south Indian state of Kerala due to unusually high rainfall during JulyAugust 2018. Large scale relief operations are being coordinated by Indian government
WFP India’s operations are fully funded for the next six months thanks to a strong partnership with the Government of India.
New Delhi, 18 September 2018) in emergency aid to India as devastating floods killed nearly 500 people and submerged entire villages in the southern state of Kerala. This comes on top of the initial assistance of €190,000 announced last month and channelled through the Indian Red Cross.
2018 marks 20 years of partnership between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). Since 1998, ADB has been supporting KMC to make Kolkata a more livable city through integrated planning and phased investments for resilience building and urban services improvement.
After successful implementation of the Kolkata Environment Improvement Project (KEIP), KMC is implementing another ADB-supported project, the Kolkata Environment Improvement Investment Program (KEIIP).
By Peerzada Mohammad Amin
Separatist groups ordered shopkeepers in Indian Kashmir to close their businesses Monday to protest the killings of at least eight suspected militants by security forces last week, along with five more rebels and a civilian in weekend violence.
On Monday morning, an Indian soldier was fatally shot in the disputed Himalayan region, officials said, as authorities beefed up security across Jammu and Kashmir state to prevent anti-India protests and maintain order.
Summary: As people in Kerala State, India, return home after devastating flooding, MCC is assisting 500 households in the Palakkad District by providing tarps, food baskets, cooking utensils, cleaning and hygiene items.
By Julie Bell
As the monsoon flooding receded in India’s Kerala State, people forced from their homes and land by torrential rains in August are returning home to see the devastation that claimed lives, buildings, roads and livelihoods.
A team of expertise on Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) of the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society left to India in order to support the post-flood recovery operations in Kerala India. The SLRCS Water and Sanitation Team will be assisting the flood recovery operation in Kerala in coordination with the Kerala Branch of the Indian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society.
Over 600 people have died and several hundred thousand were affected due to the Monsoon Rains which ravaged many parts in Kerala.
By Sonykutty George
13 September 2018
After an arduous nine-hour journey, I finally reach Kozhikode (Calicut) after an arduous journey of nine hours. The journey has been heart-wrenching. About 2000 children are cramped into relief camps along with their parents and caregivers who have lost their valuables to incessant rain and floods.
Tomorrow — day two — should be even longer so we need to be prepared. Kuttanadu (the rice bowl of Kerala, also known as the Venice of the East) will have to crawl back to normalcy. My journey, just over 30 kilometers, took two hours.