Kozhikode: 500 houses fully damaged in flood

Published Nov 8, 2018, 1:31 am IST
Updated Nov 8, 2018, 1:31 am IST
The workshop highlighted how new houses could be constructed in the flood-hit areas.
U.V. Jose
 U.V. Jose

Kozhikode: More than 500 houses have been completely damaged in the recent floods, district collector U.V. Jose on Wednesday.

He was talking at the design workshop conducted by the twin planning department in association with the district administration and the Indian Institute of Architects Kozhikode chapter.


The workshop highlighted how new houses could be constructed in the flood-hit areas. With the help of the district administration, the revenue and local administration departments have prepared a list of families left homeless.

Indian Institute of Architects, National Institute of Technology- Calicut, Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society and the town planning department presented their plans for the low cost, scientific and safe houses.

The workshop aimed at finding financial aid and support from various bodies to reconstruct completely and partially destroyed houses.

They also presented maps and guides of the devasted areas.  

District Panchayath president Babu Parassery, deputy collector- disaster management N. Rao, district town planner Abdulla Malik and other officials were present.

Meanwhile, in a meeting held at Collectorate,  Collector U.V. Jose  said  all the plans for the construction of houses damaged during the flood will be completed by November 30. By the end of April in the upcoming year, construction of all the houses will be completed.

Houses with around 400 to 450 square feet area is being planned for those who lost their houses in the flood. Those who are ready to construct their own houses with the help of the Government sanctioned fund of Rs 4 lakh could give an application form to the village panchayath, he added.

Those who requires the assistance from the government for the construction must give the survey number of the land to their respective village offices. After the completion of the plan procedures, the government officials will host a meeting with the flood victims.