Beginning in July 2018, during the monsoon season, severe floods affected the South Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall, 257% more rainfall than the usual. It was the worst of any flood calamities that hit Kerala in nearly a century. Over 483 people died, many are missing. At least a million people were evacuated.
The state needs a total reconstruction as thousands lost their houses, and there was widespread loss of crops and inundation of farm lands, and substantial damage to the infrastructure. Uthishta remains committed to help the flood victims in their rescue and rehabilitation.