DRM Cross Cutting

DRM Cross Cutting

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

The floods highlighted the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing disaster and climate change risks in the State. Kerala will, thus, embed inclusive disaster risk management (DRM) as a cross-cutting theme across its major development activities and several of the key resilience related actions will happen in relevant sectors.

Relevant Activities

Under RKI, Information Technology Department is implementing a Mapathon project which is envisaged for participative development of the detailed and localized Map of Kerala in Open Street Map Platform. Mapathon, with its target of mapping Kerala down to the local assets and resources on to the Open Street Map platform that enables easy public access, thus could form the baseline activity under Kerala Spatial Data Infrastructure (KSDI). Ultimately, project would help to prepare a disaster management plan in an efficient manner and implementation of programmes for improving disaster resilience of the State.

The RKI has undertaken the reconstruction of 255 Village Offices and 38 Other Revenue Buildings across the various districts of the State, that were severely damaged during the floods, at an estimated cost of Rs 198.38 Crores.

Smart Anaganwadi project aims at the reconstruction of 29 Anganwadi centers which were damaged during the floods of 2018 across eight districts with an estimated cost of Rs.8.19 Crores. Smart Anganwadi construction is carried out by the Women and Child Development Department and LSGD. The Women and Child Development Department prepared 6 architectural designs and estimates which are suitable for land area ranging from 10 cents to 1 1/2cents for the construction of Anganwadis. Each Anganwadi is designed to have classroom, outdoor and indoor play area, creative zone, dining area, kitchen, washrooms for kids etc. along with gaming stickers provided in floor of the indoor play area and classrooms. The design of each part of the building is prepared in such a way to stimulate both physical and mental development of a child

The RKI has undertaken the Kuttanad Flood Resilience Package is to strengthen the transmission system of Kuttanad with distributed substations of elevated design with gas insulated transformers as flood resilient at various locations of Kuttanad.

Following are the key projects worth an amount of Rs.53.55 crore in this sector

  • Upgradation of existing 66kV substation at Kuttanad with 2x10MVA capacity to 110kV substation with 2×12.5MVA capacity in elevated design
  • Construction of a new 110kV substation at Kavalam with 2×12.5MVA capacity in elevated design
  • Construction of a new 33kV substation at Kidangara with 2x5MVA capacity in elevated design

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