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Abstract                 Volume:7  Issue-7  Year-2019          Original Research Articles

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Impact Assessment of Kerala Flood 2018 and Adaptive Measures of Paddy Farmers in Elavanchery Panchayat, Palakkad
Akhila Peter and Sruthy Madhavan
College of Cooperation Banking and Management, Kerala Agricultural University, India
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The study entitled “Impact assessment of Kerala flood 2018 and adaptive measures of paddy farmers in Elavanchery Panchayat, Palakkad” has been carried out with the objectives of assessing the impact of flood on paddy farmers in Elavanchery Panchayat, analysing the extent of use of adaptive measures available to paddy farmers and identify the constraints faced by the farmers in availing and using these measures. The study was conducted using primary data collected from 60 paddy farmers affected by flood in the Panchayat. From the study it was found that Elavanchery Panchayat was badly hit by flood in terms of its agriculture and the reason for flood in the area was landslide from Neliyambathi hills. After hit of flood there is a significant decrease in production and also the net income received by the farmers. The average income reduced from Rs.134413.93 to Rs.79140.81. 10.. Most of the farmers have taken agriculture credit and crop insurance as an adaptive measure before flood. But after flood they only received government assistance for agriculture (Rs.13500 per ha) as an adaptive measure. Constraints in availing adaptive measures before flood is less probability of risk occurrence in the area and after flood is lack of awareness as said by the farmers. All the farmers are of the opinion that the assistance should be made timely and it should be adequate for the loss. Government should try to provide timely and adequate assistance to the farmers. Also measures should be taken to increase the awareness of farmers about the assistance provided by the government.

Keywords: Kerala flood, Farmers, Panchayat, Adaptive measures.
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Akhila Peter and Sruthy Madhavan. 2019. Impact Assessment of Kerala Flood 2018 and Adaptive Measures of Paddy Farmers in Elavanchery Panchayat, Palakkad.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 7(7): 12-21
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2019.707.003