‘Man-made’ disaster in Kuttanad

Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday blamed the State government for “creating a man-made disaster” in Kuttanad and failing to take timely decisions on the opening the Thanneermukkom bund and utilising the Thottapally spillway to let out flooding waters into the sea.

In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Mr. Chennithala said the dispute over demolishing the old mud embankment and the failure to inaugurate the renovated Thanneermukkam bund ahead of the monsoons led to the flooding of the Kuttanad region.

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