The Joyalukkas Foundation has set an example for others with the initiatives taken to support flood victims in the state, said V. S. Sunil Kumar, Minister for Agriculture. He was inaugurating a get-together of the beneficiaries of the housing project ‘Joy Homes’ launched by the Foundation for the flood-affected people at DBCLC Auditorium, in Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Sunil Kumar said that the main challenge faced by the state was the loss of houses for many. In such a situation, the Joyalukkas Foundation came forward to support the state government. He stated that the state has set an example for everyone in overcoming the flood, which caused a loss of Rs 40,000 crores. The minister added that the flood of 2018 has taught the lesson that the state need to follow a development model that preserves environment.
Joyalukkas Foundation is building a total of 250 houses for the flood victims. The function was attended by 60 beneficiary families from Thrissur, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Palakkad districts Adv K. Rajan, Chief Whip, delivered the keynote speech at the function presided over by Ajitha Vijayan, Mayor, Thrissur Corporation. S. Shanavas, District Collector, released the brochure of the Joy Alukkas Foundation. Yathish Chandra, City Police Commissioner, distributed mementos to the beneficiaries at the function. Fr Walter Thelappilly, CMI, Devamatha Provincial, also spoke on the occasion.