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Kerala: Massive Cleaning Drive

IN a massive cleanliness drive throughout the state of Kerala, lakhs of people gathered under the banner of CPI(M) in every street to clear off the garbage accumulated in public spaces. This initiative taken by the Party ahead of the monsoon season is to ward off the threat of epidemics that may result due to the monsoon season with garbage piled up in many places

This pre-monsoon cleaning drive reflected the mass base and well knit organisational strength of CPI(M). Participating volunteers all over the state pledged to save the people from falling ill.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Policy Alternative is the Need of the Hour

‘A POLICY alternative is needed now , not an alternative leader’, said Subhashini Ali, Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) while inaugurating a bus jatha at Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh on August 29. CPI and CPI(M) state committees have decided to mobilise people around a political alternative on the basis of policies that are different from those of BJP,TDP, Congress and YSRCP. The parties conducted series of conventions at state level, of various classes and sections of people, from June to August.

Focus on Post-flood Reconstruction

THE unprecedented deluge in Kerala has caused huge damage to the state and its people. Even the state government and rescue agencies struggle to make a complete assessment of the devastation. Total 228 people have died since August 8. Of the 228 deaths, the toll was highest in Idukki district where 47 people have been killed, followed by 35 in Thrissur, 30 in Malappuram, 27 in Ernakulam, 25 in Alappuzha, 16 in Kozhikode, seven in Thiruvananthapuram and one in Kasaragod.

Kerala Floods: CPI(M) Collects Rs 16,43,73,940 from People

CPI(M) activists and sympathizers in Kerala have collected an amount of Rs 16,43,73,940  towards the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.   People have immensely responded to the call of CPI(M) to collect money for CMDRF. Fund collection campaign was held on August 18-19 in 10 districts. Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Idukki and Ernakulam, where massive calamities occurred and certain flood hit parts of Thrissur and Kottayam were exempted. CPI(M) state secretariat saluted all people for making the fund collection a huge success.

District wise breakup is as follows:

Kerala rises from wreckage, fisher folk prove to be heroes

Massive resources and sustained efforts are critical for the reconstruction of Kerala after facing the worst disaster in recent times. On the action plan for the rebuilding of Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that an amount equal to the current five-year planned budget is needed for the reconstruction. The total plan allocation of the state is Rs 37,248 crore and Rs 10,330 crore from this is earmarked for construction and rebuilding.

RAJASTHAN: Tribals Court Arrest on Indigenous People's Day

ON August 9, hundreds of adivasis marched from Mohta Park   braving the incessant rains and reached the office of the divisional commissioner to raise their demands of land rights, forest rights, proper health care services and education facilities in the tribal regions. They were observing the indigenous people's day following the call of All India Kisan Sabha, Adivasi Adhikar Manch, Adivasi-Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Adivasi Jan Adhikar Ekta Manch, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and other fraternal organisations.

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