Two hundred eleventh report on 'the cyclone Ockhi - its impact on fishermen and damage caused by it
The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, present this Two Hundred Eleventh Report on 'The Cyclone Ockhi - Its Impact on Fishermen and Damage Caused by it '. A very severe cyclonic storm „Ockhi‟ hit the coast of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, during November-December 2017, wreaking unprecedented havoc. Eight coastal districts of Kerala, one district of Tamil Nadu and a few islands of Lakshadweep faced the fury of the cyclone. The colossal human, material and environmental losses caused by the cyclone in these States were beyond the endurance of the affected people and the States. The devastating impact of Ockhi exposed not only the country‟s ability to put in place a credible system of advanced cyclone warning but also comprehensive disaster mitigation preparedness. The magnitude of death and destruction was enormous thereby warranting a relook at the country‟s disaster response system.