Kerala floods: Govt to draft scientific policy on land use
Kasaragod: In the wake of flood havoc in the state, the government has planned to draft a scientific policy on land use to manage the situation. As part of the policy, the government plans to determine the areas fessible for residential purposes in the state.
It is learned that the government is considering to implement a scientific policy on land use following landslide and flood threat. If houses are constructed in the approved sites for residential areas, the impact of natural disasters will be reduced, observed the authority.
Strict restrictions will be imposed for the operation of quarries too.
“We should make an understanding on land use and mining should be carried out under strict conditions," said revenue minister E Chandrasekharan.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to grant Rs 10 lakh to people who lost house and land. Those who lost their land will get a compensation of Rs 6 lakh and Rs 4 lakh will be given to those who lost their homes completely. The government has fixed the compensation similar to last year's flood situation.