Panchayat takes up community-driven tidal flood mitigation programme

Being separated from the seashore by 7 km should be a reasonable safeguard against
frequent tidal flooding.
But for nearly 300 families of the low-lying Thuruthipuram-Vellottupuram area spread
over three wards of Puthenvelikkara panchayat in Ernakulam district, one of the worst
affected in the 2018-deluge, tidal flooding has become a monthly affair for four days
following every full moon day.
Now, a community-driven tidal flooding mitigation programme is under way in the area
under the joint aegis of Equinoct—a community-sourced modelling solution provider
initiated by IIT Bombay and NIT-Calicut alumnus—and Community Resource Centre (CRC),
Puthenvelikkara, with the support of the civil engineering department of SNM College,

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