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Rebuilding Kerala

In August last year, the state of Kerala faced an unprecedented natural calamity in the form of devastating floods. 

Torrential rainfall led to the overflowing of 44 rivers and all major dams had to be opened which resulted in massive flooding and landslips.

It was the most severe deluge in the history of the state and 14 districts in the State suffered heavy damage leaving 392 people dead and over 26,000 rendered homeless. 

The state is now focussed on rehabilitation and restoration of infrastructure and to rebuild the lives of the communities that were devastated by the flood. 

GMA has responded to the State’s appeal by contributing AUD$35,000 to the Chief Ministers Distress Relief fund – Government of Kerala on 19th October 2018.   


Dr. Ravi Pillai - Director of Non- resident Keralite Affairs (NORKA) (left) receiving the donation on behalf of the Chief Minister of Kerala’s office from Soni John from GMA. 

By Sibin Abraham, Jubail