Paaristhithikam 2021: Manimala River: Flood Disaster Management and Sustainable Land Usage


As part of Paaristhithikam 2021-2022 a training session for students of J.J Murphy Memorial Higher Secondary School, Yendayar was conducted on 9th January, 2023. The training was on conducting surveys among the community. The project is aimed at studying the impact of flood disasters in Manimala river basin and developing a disaster management plan based on sustainable land use practices. Structured survey sheets explore the knowledge including traditional knowledge, practices, and community experiences connected with the Manimala River. The study area includes the river basins coming under Kootickal and Kokkayar Panchayaths. Ms. Mariamma Varghese, Principal, J.J.M.M.H.S.S; Dr Punnen Kurian, Secretary, TIES and Diana George, spoke during the session. Mr. Sebin Joseph, Ms. Reshma Raju from TIES, and Ms. Elizabeth, Asst. Programme co-ordinator was present and 50 selected students participated.