Geneva: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the state government is trying to build a new Kerala. He added that government is trying for an eco-friendly rebuilding of the state that was devastated in the flood havoc. He was speaking at the World Reconstruction Conference organised by United Nations in Geneva.
The challenge of rebuilding Kerala in a way that can bear with natural calamities in future is taken up now. It is not mere restoring of the state to the condition prior to the flood, he clarified.
Kerala had not faced any intense calamities within 90 years. But the flood in August 2018 posed a threat to the government and the society. 453 people lost lives in the disaster, the chief minister said.
The chief minister added that the entire Kerala faced the tragedy with determination. He also stated that the timely intervention of the fishermen folk helped save many people.