Kerala priest builds cabin homes for Idukki flood victims
28, Jun 2019, 1:19 PM
Idukki: 15 cabin homes were constructed by a priest to help homeless flood victims in Idukki, Kerala. Capuchin priest, Fr Jijo Kurian came up with the idea of constructing cabins to house the homeless. The houses, constructed in different parts of the district, was handed over to victims of the August 2018 floods.
The construction cost of one cabin home, which consists of a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, sit out and toilet is Rs 1.5 lakh. The construction of two-bedroom houses came at a cost of Rs 2 Lakh each.
Fr Jijo said it only took 15 to 30 days to construct one house. The houses have been constructed using traditional materials such as used roof tiles.
Thousands of people had lost their homes along with their hopes during floods that ravaged Kerala in August last year. Even after several months, flood victims still await the flood relief promised by the government.