Kochi, May 9 UNI | 2 months ago

Thirty houses were partially damaged while huge loss to agricultural crops was also reported in the heavy rains lashing the district during the last three days.

According to official sources, over 70 families were shifted to camps, set up by the district administration authorities at Elamkulam.

Though the exact figure of loss in agriculture section could not be ascertained, it was estimated at Rs 269 crore till May 8 from January 19, the sources said.

Since the government could not provide the whole loss, the government would compensate around Rs 38.81 crore to the farmers, the sources said adding that the maximum loss was reported to banana fruit.

The train traffic from the Eranakulam South station, which had disrupted yesterday and subsequent cancellation of over 16 trains, resumed its operation and the water from the tracks dried out, railway sources said.

According to weather office, rain or thundershower will occur at many places in north Kerala and at a few places in south kerala.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall will occur at isolated places in North Kerala till May 10, it added.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)