In Kerala, the focus is now not so much on rescue, but on rehabilitation. Restoration work has begun at Chalakudy market in Thrissur after a decrease in the water level in the district.
More than 43,000 persons have been rescued so far, out of which around 600 people were rescued on Monday. And 12.47 lakh people are lodged in relief camps. The state government has requested for financial assistance up to Rs 21,000 crore to reconstruct basic infrastructure following the floods which has claimed at least 216 lives since August 8.,