International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)

Coping resources of individuals affected with monsoon disasters in Kerala


Fr Lijo K Joseph, Justin Joseph, Mathew Kanamala, Manu Kurian, Ajo George

Kerala witnessed an unusual high rainfall from the month of June 2018 to August 2018. According to IMD (Indian Meteorological Data) the state received an abnormally high rainfall (42 % above normal) than the usual monsoon season. The present study aimed to find out the coping resource of victims affected with monsoon disasters in Idukki district. A number of 400 sample were selected from Idukki (N = 200) and Kuttanad (N = 200), by using convenient sampling method. The data were collected six months after the disaster. Results revealed that coping resources of victims belonging in Idukki district were comparatively lower than victims residing in Kuttanadu. Further, the study showed that coping resources more or less similar among male and female victims.
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