As part of Paaristhithikam 2021-2022 a community meeting for the people of Kottangal Panchayat was conducted at Subash colony (7th ward) on 15th February 2023. The meeting was hosted for sharing the live experiences of the community with the Manimala River. The meeting was begun with the introduction of the project "Manimala river flood disaster management and sustainable land usage" by Dr. Punnen Kurian, Secretary, Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences. A total of 11 participants took part in the meeting, which includes Mrs. Neena Mathew Ward Member, and a few people from the surrounding region. All participants shared their experiences of the flood of 2021.