The COVID-induced economic downturn has seriously affected motor vehicle sales. Consequently, tax from its sales have plummeted. In fact, even before COVID, tax revenue from motor vehicle sales was either dipping or stagnating.
Chellanam in Kerala’s Ernakulam district is the worst coastal erosion-affected area in Kerala. More than 15,000 people living on the 17.5km coastal stretch in Chellanam live under seashore erosion threat almost round the year.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a hard task master. Vijayan and his new-look cabinet will get no time to settle. The number of infected is soaring, hospital beds and ventilators are dwindling and vaccines are hard to come by.