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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.

Fact Finding Team’s Report on Tripura Situation

A FACT-finding team of national leaders visited Tripura from August 3-5, 2018 to study the situation there, after the BJP-IPFT government came to power in March 2018.

The team comprised Medha Patkar, leader of the National Alliance of People’s Movements,  Rajaram Singh, ex-MLA and general secretary of the All India Kisan Mahasabha, Ashok Dhawale, president of the All India Kisan Sabha, K K Ragesh, MP  and joint secretary of the AIKS, all the three MPs from Tripura – Jitendra Chaudhury, Shankar Prasad Datta and Jharna Das Baidya  and ex-MP Narayan Kar.

Bihar Bandh Evokes Massive Response

BIHAR bandh, organised by the Left parties on August 2, evoked massive response all across the state. It was a result of the culmination of a series of incidents of violence and attacks targeting dalits and other vulnerable sections of society. For the first time in the recent days, the Left had grabbed the attention of national media and saw success in putting Nitish Kumar government in the dock.

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