Resilience in Action: Examining Re-settlement Efforts of Flood-Affected Farmers in the Chalakudy River Basin

  • K Ramadevi Research Scholar, PhD, Research Department of Economics, Sri GVG Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Geetha Associate Professor, Research Department of Economics, Sri GVG Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Floods, Resilience, Re-settlement, Emotional Rehabilitation

Abstract

The devastation caused by natural disasters, particularly in developing regions with limited resources and infrastructure, poses significant challenges to human lives and livelihoods. The 2018 Kerala floods, one of the worst in the state's history, wreaked havoc across the region, particularly affecting the Chalakudy River basin. This paper explores the resilience and resettlement efforts undertaken by flood-affected farmers in the Chalakudy River basin post-disaster. Drawing on a review of literature and empirical data, the study examines the various forms of assistance received, including emotional rehabilitation support, special loans, and subsidies. The findings highlight the remarkable resilience of the farming community amidst adversity, while also shedding light on disparities in aid distribution and the challenges encountered in the resettlement process.

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2024-03-01
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Ramadevi, K., & Geetha, P. (2024). Resilience in Action: Examining Re-settlement Efforts of Flood-Affected Farmers in the Chalakudy River Basin. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(2), 69-74. https://doi.org/10.34293/economics.v12i2.7203
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