In Kerala’s Idukki district, the total losses suffered in the recent rain havoc was estimated at Rs 211.17 crore, in which the losses suffered due to road damage were estimated at Rs 58.75 crore. Two National Highways Â— Koci Dhanushkody and Kollam- Theni Â— suffered heavily in the district. Rains also caused damage to agriculture and houses as well. The total agriculture-related loss was estimated at Rs 35.80 crore. This included damage to standing crops and crops destroyed due to the landslips.
Idukki District Collector Ajit Patil had directed the heads of each department to submit a separate estimate on the losses suffered in the recent rains. The district administration has prepared a report on the losses so as to deliver the compensation in time and to take up the rebuilding of roads and infrastructure in a speedy manner, he said.
According ot him, as many as 1,760 houses were damaged in the rains and landslips. An official from the district control room at Painavu said Thodupuzha taluk, followed by Devikulam and Udumbanchola taluks, lost the most number of houses.